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Volcanoes These notes go on p. 11 of your inb !!!. Volcanic Settings (Plate Boundaries). Ocean-Continent Convergence. Ocean-Ocean Convergence. CONTINENTAL divergence. Ocean Divergence. Major Volcanoes Around the World.

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volcanic settings plate boundaries
Volcanic Settings (Plate Boundaries)

Ocean-Continent Convergence

Ocean-Ocean Convergence

CONTINENTAL divergence

Ocean Divergence

parameters of volcanism

Viscosity

Chemistry of Magma

Gases within the magma

Water content of magma

PARAMETERS OF VOLCANISM
volcanic activity

Active Volcanoes: recent eruptions, active magma source

    • Mt. Etna, Italy
  • Dormant Volcanoes: no recent eruptions, but still has an active source of magma
    • Mt. St. Helens, USA
  • Extinct Volcanoes: no recent eruptions, no source of magma
    • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Volcanic activity
terms to know

Viscosity- the resistance of lava to flow

    • Ex: The more viscous the lava, the thicker and stickier the material & the harder it is to flow (honey vs. water)
TERMS TO KNOW:
  • depends on the amount of silica
  • the type of crust being melted determines the amount of silica!
terms to know2

Kaui

Oahu

Molokai

Lanai

Maui

Hawaii

Terms to know:
  • Hot Spot- random upwelling of magma NOT associated with convection in the mantle
    • create a special type of volcanism not associated with plate boundaries
    • Ex: Hawaii, Yellowstone & Iceland
3 types of volcanic cones

Cinder Cone

1. Cinder Cones: explosive eruptions, small but steep slopes, pyroclastics

3 types of volcanic cones:
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3. Composite Cones/Stratovolcanoes: alternating between lava and pyroclastics, explosive and non-explosive eruptions, very steep/tall

3 types of volcanic cones:
mid ocean ridges oceanic hot spots

Effusive Eruption (non-violent): low viscosity, flows easily, gases escape easily

  • Magma Type: mafic (dark, dense seafloor)
  • Volcano Type: Shield Volcanoes
  • Lava Type: Pillow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdIUuUY0L9c

C

Mid-ocean ridges & oceanic hot spots
basaltic lava types

Pillow Basalts (underwater)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdIUuUY0L9c

  • AA lava- jagged lava
  • Pahoehoe- ropey, smooth lava

C

Basaltic Lava Types
subduction boundaries

Mostly Explosive Eruption (violent):high viscosity, does not flow easily, gases trapped, hard to predict explosions

Magma Type: felsic & mafic

Volcano Type: Composite Cone (Stratovolcanoes) & cinder cones

Other Features: gas flows, calderas, aerial bombs

C

Subduction boundaries
pyroclastic flows

searing superheated gas and volcanic ash & dust; very fast

Also called

“NueeArdente”

C

PYROCLASTIC FLOWS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_HZVY1tT4

Mt. St. Helens Eruption

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxlRpuTed6g

Pyroclastic Flow

continental divergent boundary continental hot spots

C

Continental divergent boundary & Continental hot spots
  • Explosive Eruption (violent):high viscosity, does not flow easily, gases trapped, hard to predict explosions (always explosive!)
  • Magma Type: felsic or rhyolitic
  • Volcano Type: Composite Cone (Stratovolcanoes),cinder cones, dome complexes
  • Other Features: gas flows, calderas, aerial bombs, pyroclastic flows
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Basaltic Magma

Rhyolitic Magma

Andesitic Magma

Silica Content

Least (~50%)

Intermediate (~60%)

Most (~70%)

Gas Content

Least

Intermediate

Most

Viscosity

Least viscous

Intermediate

Most viscous

Type of Eruption

Rarely explosive

Usually explosive

Sometimes explosive

Melting Temp.

Highest

Intermediate

Lowest

Location

Subduction boundaries

Rifts, oceanic hot spots

Continental hot spots

Magma and Erupted Materials

volcano caricatures

Draw an exaggerated, cartoon form of a type of volcano

    • Cinder
    • Shield (Dome)
    • Composite
  • Write a 5-6 sentence summary

about it’s “personality.”

Must include type of eruption, type of lava, size/shape, and location.

Volcano CarIcAtures