In geology, volcanology (also spelled vulcanology) is the study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and other related geology. The term volcanology comes from the Latin word vulcan, the Roman god of fire. Volcanology is a sub-field of geology.
A volcanologist is a person who studies volcanoes and their eruptions. Volcanologists visit volcanoes often, especially active volcanos.
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- Area Vesuvio
- European Volcanological Society
- United States Geologic Survey- Volcanic Hazards Program
- Volcano Live- What is a volcanologist?
- VolcanoWorld- How to become a volcanologist