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Volcano's Deadly Warning
This site highlights the Nova television program Volcano's Deadly Warning broadcast in November of 2002. In addition to a description of the program, which included information on the eruptions of Galeras and Nevado del Ruiz in Columbia and Popocatepetl in Mexico, the site has four other sections. There is an interactive slide show that includes information about ash, lava flow, lava domes, lava, vents, tephra, calderas, lahars, fissures, dikes, and magmas; a section where one can discover the hidden signatures that volcanologists seek in the noise emanating from a restless volcano; a section where Bernard Chouet of the United States Geological Surveys Volcano Hazard Team describes the mysterious seismic signal he discovered that hints when a volcano might blow; and an interview with Dan Miller of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program discussing their work with other countries, including the success at Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-336
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation