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Volcano Expedition: From the Field in Costa Rica
This resource offers, among other things, a collection of journal entries from scientists reporting on their personal experiences of the volcanoes of Costa Rica. Reference sections include an introduction to volcanoes and Central America, the anatomy of subduction zones, the source of volatiles, sampling volatiles, recycling elements, and isotope geochemistry (geochemical tracers). There is a short description of several Costa Rican volcanoes, including: Turrialba, Arenal, Irazu, Poas, Rincon de la Vieja, Miravalles, and Laguna Poco Sol. Also included are a question and answer section on volcanoes, details about the expedition, and safety and danger issues.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Report
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
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Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-504
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Scripps Institution of Oceanography