Volcanology is the science studying volcanoes and volcanism (volcanic phenomena) on Earth, but recently also on other bodies of the Solar System.
It is mostly regarded as a sub-part of geology, but has deep connections with other science disciplines as well: chemistry, physics, but also sociology, history, archaeology.
Topics in volcanology on this website:
Introduction to Plate Tectonics
The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.
Igneous or magmatic rocks
The most primitive rock type forms when magma (molten rock) solidifies - either inside the earth (plutonic rocks) or during volcanic eruptions (volcanic rocks). A short overview.
How to watch volcanoes? Which volcano to choose? Some guidelines.
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