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GEOLĀ 552. Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard Assessment. 5 Units.

Prerequisites: GEOL 325 with a grade of "C" or better
Concepts in modern volcanology and assessment of volcanic hazards. Topics include magma properties; eruptive styles; lava flows; pyroclastic and volcaniclastic deposits; volcanoes and climate; volcanic hazards and their assessment and mitigation; case studies of classic volcanic eruptions. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Weekend field trip(s) will be required. Materials fee required. Formerly a topic under GEOL 540.