OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

What is Volcanology?

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Studying Volcanoes / Volcanology

 

 

 

 

Volcanology is a branch of geology that deals with volcanism (the study of volcanoes).  Scientists that study volcanology are called volcanologists.

Mayon is a stratovolcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Image Credit: Steve O'Meara.