04. vulcan_06 - VOLCANO OBJECTIVES 1) Know the definition...

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VOLCANO OBJECTIVES 1) Know the definition of a rock. Any solid mass of mineral or mineral-like matter that occurs naturally 2) Be able to draw and label the rock cycle. 3) Be able to identify these volcanic events given a description of their main characteristics: a. Mammoth Lakes California - ongoing b. Mt. Pinatubo - 1990 c. Lake Nyos - 1986 d. Hawaii - 1983 e. Mt. Paracutin – 1943-52 f. Mt. Pele - 1902 g. Tambora – 1815 h. Yellowstone – 150,000 B.P. i. Toba Lake 70,000 B.P. j. Vesuvius – 79 AD 4) What is the most important factor controlling the explosiveness of a volcano, and which characteristic of magma is most important for determining this factor? Viscosity for explosiveness. Chemistry of magma determines viscosity 5) What are the three types of magma and which has the highest and lowest of the following: viscosity, gas content, silica content, ability to form pyroclasts (explosiveness).
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