Merapi Activity

Central Indonesian volcano, Mount Merapi, began erupting on October 26th and has already been responsible for over 150 deaths.  

Click here for the VW page on Merapi

Click here for a virtual tour of Merapi

Click here for a brief introduction to the hazards of Merapi

Right:  Rescue workers head to Mount Merapi

(image courtesy of AFP

Below:  You Tube News story on Mount Merapi

(courtesy Al Jazeera)

2010 Student Projects


The spring 2010 Volcanology class has created a wealth of new and interesting Volcano World content!    Topics covered this year ranged widely and everyone this year did a great job compiling their information directly into webpages thanks to our new Drupal system @ OSU.   (Thx4all CWS!)

Click a link below to access one of the new lessons:

Hydrovolcanism (D. Burns)

Japan's Volcanoes (T. Miyazaki)

Lava Domes (C. Tienrey)

Modelling Caldera Collapse (R. Iriartea)

Monitoring Volcanic Gases (S. Grocke)

Obsidian (K. Weldon)

Volcanic Lightning (L. Weirup)

Volcanic Parks (W. Kelly)

Volcano Sounds (J. Haxel)

Volcanogenic Tsunamis (J. Keeley)

Virtual Altiplano

Virtual Altiplano!

The Volcano World Team and Colleagues spent November of 2009 in the Altiplano desert doing a variety of research on the many lava flows, domes, and ignimbrites throughout the area.   Follow their epic three week adventure through the links below.

 Start the Tour! 


View the photo gallery! 


 Explore the Volcanoes of the Central Andes