3rd ed. of Volcanoes of the World coming in January!


The 3rd edition of the Smithsonian’s Volcanoes of the World will be available for distribution in January.   This widely utilized (including lots of VW content!) scientific resource, by Lee Siebert, Tom Simkin, and Paul Kimberly, presents updated information on ten thousand years of volcanic activity on Earth. In the decade and a half since the previous edition was published new studies have refined assessments of the ages of many volcanoes, and several thousand new eruptions have been documented.

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)

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