The Volcano Adventure Guide.

An illustrated guide for anyone wishing to visit and explore active volcanoes safely and enjoyably.

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Main Author: Lopes, Rosaly.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Half-title
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • PART I Choosing a volcano to visit
  • 1 Volcanoes of the world
  • Why go to a volcano?
  • Volcanic tours
  • The Ring of Fire and the Pacific Ocean
  • Volcanoes of the Atlantic
  • Volcanoes of Africa
  • Volcanoes in the Mediterranean region
  • Reference
  • 2 The basic facts about volcanoes
  • What are volcanoes and how are they born?
  • Tectonic setting of volcanoes
  • Mid-oceanic ridges
  • Subduction zones
  • Hot spots and flood basalts
  • Intracontinental volcanoes
  • How volcanoes erupt
  • What makes a big bang?
  • The different types of magma
  • References
  • 3 Volcanic eruptions
  • The different types of volcanic eruptions
  • Hawaiian eruptions
  • Strombolian eruptions
  • Vulcanian eruptions
  • Peléean eruptions
  • Plinian and Ultraplinian eruptions
  • Hydromagmatic eruptions
  • How volcanoes grow
  • References
  • 4 Visiting volcanoes safely
  • How dangerous are volcanoes?
  • How volcanoes kill: two tragic events
  • Unzen, Japan: June 3, 1991
  • Galeras, Colombia: January 14, 1993
  • Survival rules for exploring volcanoes
  • General survival rules for volcanoes
  • Volcano rule 1: Know before you go
  • Volcano rule 2: Bring along safety equipment appropriate for the specific volcano
  • Volcano rule 3: Beware of falling through unstable terrain
  • Volcano rule 5: Find out about local laws restricting access to any areas of a volcano
  • do not go into restricted areas without official permission
  • Volcano rule 6: Avoid going anywhere remote alone and let someone know where your party is headed to
  • Volcano rule 7: Find out about specific local dangers
  • Volcano rule 8: Know your limits
  • Survival rules for eruptions
  • Mildly explosive and effusive eruptions
  • Eruption rule 1: Stay out of the range of bombs
  • Eruption rule 2: Beware of unstable terrain.
  • Eruption rule 3: Plan an escape route
  • Eruption rule 4: Avoid breathing potentially toxic fumes
  • Eruption rule 5: Watch out for steam and methane explosions
  • Strongly explosive eruptions
  • Get to a safe location
  • Be aware of the local topography when making your escape
  • Seek shelter from ashfalls
  • Be aware of tsunami danger in low coastal areas
  • References
  • 5 Preparing and planning a volcano adventure
  • Can volcanic eruptions be forecasted?
  • Volcano monitoring techniques
  • Sources of information on volcanic activity
  • Library sources
  • Electronic sources
  • Local contacts
  • Volcano societies, field trips, and courses
  • Essentials for a volcano trip
  • Volcano photography
  • Reference
  • PART II Guides to volcanoes
  • 6 Introduction to the field guides
  • 7 Volcanoes in Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Tectonic setting
  • Practical information for the visitor
  • The National Parks
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Safety and emergency services
  • Maps
  • The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)
  • Kilauea
  • The volcano
  • The Pu'u O'o-Kupaianaha eruption
  • A personal view: The home of Pele
  • Visiting during repose
  • Kilauea Visitor Center and Park Headquarters
  • Volcano House
  • The Sandalwood Trail
  • The Halema'uma'u Trail
  • Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
  • Southwest Rift Zone
  • Halema'uma'u Crater overlook
  • Keanakako'i Crater ("Cave of the Adzes")
  • Devastation Trail
  • Thurston Lava Tube
  • Kilauea Iki ("Little Kilauea") overlook
  • Kilauea Iki Trail
  • Chain of Craters Road
  • Napau Crater Trail
  • Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs Trail
  • Holei Sea Arch
  • The end of the road
  • Visiting during activity
  • Volcano photography
  • Other local attractions
  • Diamond Head, Oahu
  • Mauna Loa
  • The volcano
  • The great eruption of 1880-1
  • A Personal view: Expedition to the sulfur flow
  • Visiting during repose
  • Climbing to the summit.
  • A little history
  • Present-day hike to the summit
  • Observatory Trail (up to junction with Summit Trail)
  • Mauna Loa Trail
  • Summit Trail
  • The summit
  • Other (and easier) options to visit Mauna Loa
  • Summit aerial tour
  • Kaumana Cave
  • South Point (Ka Lae) and the Green Sand Beach
  • Visiting during activity
  • Other local attractions
  • Hualalai and the Kaupulehu lava flow
  • Mauna Kea
  • Haleakala
  • The volcano
  • The 1790 eruption
  • A personal view: House of the Sun
  • Visiting during repose
  • Haleakala crater
  • Sliding Sands Trail to Halemau'u Trailhead
  • Skyline Trail
  • Pu'u Ola'i and the 1790 flow
  • Hana Highway
  • Kipahulu section of the Park and the Pi'ilani Highway
  • Visiting during activity
  • Other local attractions
  • West Maui volcano
  • Molokini
  • References
  • 8 Volcanoes in the continental USA
  • The western USA
  • Tectonic setting
  • Practical information for the visitor
  • The National Parks and Monuments
  • Transportation
  • Tours
  • Lodging
  • Sunset Crater National Monument
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Mount St. Helens National Monument
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Mount Shasta
  • Crater Lake
  • Mount Rainier
  • Safety and emergency services
  • Maps
  • Lassen Peak
  • The volcano
  • The 1914-21 eruption
  • A personal view: A volcano for photographers
  • Visiting during repose
  • Brokeoff Mountain Trail
  • Sulphur Works Trail
  • Bumpass Hell Trail
  • Lassen Peak Trail
  • Devastated Area, Hat Lake, and Hot Rock
  • Chaos Crags and Chaos Jumbles
  • Loomis Museum
  • Reflection Lake and Manzanita Lake
  • The northeast (Butte Lake) area
  • Cinder Cone
  • Drakesbad Guest Ranch
  • Devil's Kitchen from Drakesbad
  • Terminal Geyser Loop via Boiling Springs Lake
  • Mount Harkness from Juniper Lake
  • Visiting during activity
  • Other local attractions
  • Subway Cave
  • Mount Shasta
  • Mount St. Helens.
  • The volcano
  • The 1980 eruption
  • A personal view: Lessons from the eruption
  • Visiting during repose
  • The western side
  • Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Silver Lake
  • Johnson Ridge Observatory
  • Norway Pass Trail
  • The northeast side
  • Ryan Lake Trail
  • Norway Pass to Independence Pass Trail
  • Meta Lake Trail and Miner's Car Site
  • Harmony Viewpoint
  • Harmony Trail to Spirit Lake
  • Windy Ridge Interpretive Site
  • Truman Trail to Harry's Ridge
  • The south side
  • Ape Cave
  • Lava Canyon Trail and Lahar Viewpoint
  • Climbing to the summit
  • Lava dome
  • Visiting during activity
  • Other local attractions
  • Mount Rainier
  • Crater Lake
  • Sunset Crater
  • The volcano
  • The eruption of Sunset Crater
  • A personal view: A geological wonderland
  • Visiting Sunset Crater
  • Visitor Center
  • Lava Flow Nature Trail
  • O'Leary Peak
  • Lenox Crater Trail
  • Cinder Hills overlook
  • Wupatki National Monument
  • Other local attractions
  • Museum of Northern Arizona
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • SP Crater and flow
  • Yellowstone
  • The volcano
  • The daily geyser show
  • Dangers in Yellowstone
  • Visiting Yellowstone National Park
  • Moose Falls and rhyolite lava flow
  • View of Lewis Canyon and Lava Creek tuff
  • Lewis Falls and the Yellowstone caldera
  • Lewis Lake
  • Grant Village
  • West Thumb Geyser Basin
  • Leg 2: Grant Village to Canyon Village
  • Yellowstone Lake Main Basin
  • Bridge Bay, Lake Village, and Fishing Bridge
  • Mud Volcano hydrothermal area
  • View of the northeast part of the Yellowstone caldera
  • Artist Point and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
  • Canyon Village and Canyon lookout points
  • Leg 3: Canyon Village to Mammoth Hot Springs
  • View of Yellowstone caldera
  • Tower Fall and The Narrows of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
  • Tower-Roosevelt
  • Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces.
  • Leg 4: Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful
  • Overview of Swan Lake and the Gallatin Range
  • Obsidian Cliff
  • Roaring Mountain
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • Gibbon Geyser Basin
  • View of Gibbon Falls
  • Madison
  • Lower Geyser Basin
  • Midway Geyser Basin
  • Leg 5: Biscuit, Black Sand, and Upper Geyser basins
  • Biscuit Geyser Basin
  • Black Sand Basin
  • Upper Geyser Basin
  • Shoshone Lake Trail
  • Other local attractions
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • References
  • 9 Volcanoes in Italy
  • Southern Italy
  • Tectonic setting
  • Practical information for the visitor
  • When to go
  • Information about volcanic activity
  • Volcano observatories
  • Non-volcanic dangers
  • Volcano monitoring and emergency services
  • Transportation
  • Getting to the Aeolian islands
  • Lodging
  • Maps
  • Vesuvius
  • The volcano
  • The AD 79 eruption
  • A personal view: Living with the volcano
  • Visiting during repose
  • The summit crater
  • San Sebastiano and the 1944 lava
  • Pompeii (Pompeii) and Herculaneum (Ercolano)
  • Villa di Oplontis
  • Visiting during activity
  • Other local attractions
  • Naples (Napoli)
  • Ischia
  • Campi Flegrei and La Solfatara
  • The Aeolian Islands
  • Strómboli
  • The volcano
  • The 1930 eruption
  • A personal view: Visiting an unspoiled island
  • Visiting during repose
  • Visiting during activity
  • Hiking to the summit crater
  • The summit crater area
  • Dangers near the craters
  • Closure of the summit
  • Prediction of a major explosive eruption
  • Alternatives to the climb
  • Photographing the eruptions
  • Other local attractions
  • San Vicenzo and San Bartolo
  • Ficogrande beach
  • Strombolicchio
  • Vulcano
  • The Fossa 1888-90 eruption
  • The Fossa cone's recent unrest
  • A personal view: A dubious spa
  • Visiting during repose
  • Vulcano della Fossa (also known as Gran Cratere di Vulcano).
  • Vulcanello.