Definitions for volcanologyˌvɒl kəˈnɒl ə dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vol•can•ol•o•gyˌvɒl kəˈnɒl ə dʒi(n.)

also vulcanology

  1. the scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.

    Category: Geology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volcanology, vulcanology(noun)

    the branch of geology that studies volcanoes


  1. volcanology(Noun)

    The study of volcanoes.


  1. Volcanology

    Volcanology is the study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and related geological, geophysical and geochemical phenomena. The term volcanology is derived from the Latin word vulcan. Vulcan was the ancient Roman god of fire. A volcanologist is a person who studies the formation of volcanoes, and their current and historic eruptions. Volcanologists frequently visit volcanoes, especially active ones, to observe volcanic eruptions, collect eruptive products including tephra, rock and lava samples. One major focus of enquiry is the prediction of eruptions; there is currently no accurate way to do this, but predicting eruptions, like predicting earthquakes, could save many lives.


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