Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Website Review: Global Volcanism Program

THE GLOBAL VOLCANISM PROGRAM from the Smithsonian Institution contains valuable resources about volcano science from around the world.
The website is divided into sections titled Reports, Databases, Learn, Research, and Information.
The Reports section provides weekly reports of recent volcano activity from around the world. These activity reports can be viewed through an interactive map. The Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network contains reports since 1968.
The Database section allows users to search for specific volcanoes or eruptions. Information is also available in list or spreadsheet forms.
The Learn section provides lots of resources for educators including links to YouTube videos, a gallery of terms and photos, and links to maps and other information.
The Research section details the petrology and volcanology projects currently connected with the Smithsonian including online exhibits and collections.
Librarians will find this to be an easy-to-use website for information about specific volcanoes and eruptions. It’s also an effective way to show students the real-world work of scientists.
To learn more, go to http://volcano.si.edu/.