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Volcano Hazards of the Lassen Volcanic National Park Area, California
This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication covers the volcanic history of the Lassen Volcanic National Park area in California. This includes information about identifying hazardous volcanic processes in Lassen (ash falls, basaltic lava flows) and studying non-eruptive hazards (rockfalls, landslides). Details about the prospect of future eruptions and monitoring for volcanoes, including patterns from the last 50,000 years of eruptions and hazard-zones of this region, are covered.
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  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-761
Related resources:
This resource references 'What are Volcano Hazards'
This resource references 'How Old is "Cinder Cone" - Solving a Mystery in Lassen Volcanic Park, California'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey, Cascades Volcano Observatory

Author: Michael A. Clynne
United States Geological Survey

Author: Robert L. Christiansen
United States Geological Survey

Author: C. Dan Miller
United States Geological Survey

Author: Peter H. Stauffer
United States Geological Survey

Author: James W. Hendley, II
United States Geological Survey