The course is appropriate for students of geology and other disciplines who are interested in phenomena and processes related to volcanic activity. Previous knowledge of petrology is not required. Course has 15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of individual work on seminar where each student present one of the world’s volcanic phenomena. Approximately 8 field days (1st or 2nd week of June) cover field examination of different volcanic eruptions and their products. Field work takes place abroad (Italy, Greece, Iceland, Germany) and costs between EUR 350 and 400 are covered by the students themselves. Number of places for the course is limited to 25.
- Why do volcanoes occur and what is the role of plate tectonics?
- Physical properties of magma determine where magma is produced and why it erupts.
- Different volcanic eruptions and their classification.
- Effusive and explosive eruptions and their products.
- Different volcanic landforms and the processes that take place during development and aging of the volcano.
- Volcanoes that are hidden to our eyes.
- The impact of volcanism on life, climate and human history.
- Volcanic hazards, risks and the impact of volcanism on the economy.
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