385/585: Field Study (3 credits)
Craters and Shield Volcanoes
the Big Island of Hawaii
course will review the existing state of knowledge about
volcanoes but will focus on recent research advances in
Hawaii using the Hawaiian volcanoes as a natural outdoor
laboratory, and will show how volcanology is firmly based
on physical principles.
expected to be visited include: volcanically active Hawaii
Volcanoes National Park, older and newer lava fields, lava
tree molds, lava cave tubes, active lava flows (if flowing),
Pu'u O'o crater (if erupting), and a geothermal power plant.
If eruption conditions are favorable and permission can
be obtained for visiting special sites, it is appropriate
for students to have long pants, boots or sturdy shoes,
gloves, sunscreen, and portable water. A backpack may be
Dr. Ronald Janke for full details.
201-H Phone: 464-5139