|Volcanoes: Local Hazard, Global Issue|
In this module, students can explore two ways that volcanoes affect Earth: by directly threatening people and the environments adjacent to them, and by ejecting aerosols into the atmosphere. The module consists of three investigations in which they will study the local effects of volcanism using images of Mount St. Helens, examine how the effects of volcanic activity can be remotely sensed and monitored from space using NASA data for Mount Spurr in Alaska, and see how geography and spatial perspective are useful in addressing global issues in the tracking and mapping of aerosol hazards such as the ash cloud emitted by the 1989 eruption on Redoubt Volcano. Each investigation is complete with overview, a list of materials and supplies, content preview, classroom procedures, worksheets, background, and evaluation.
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Type of resource:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-240
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Sarah Witham Bednarz
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
Publisher: Mission Geography