Dr Graham Leonard's Top Ten
Direct from Te Papa’s partner GNS Science, volcanologist Dr Graham Leonard shares his Top Ten Volcano links, facts and images with us. Below you can link through to the same resources as used by the experts!
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1. GNS Science
A direct link to information about New Zealand’s volcanoes, including ‘Alert Levels’ for volcanoes in your area.
Volcanoes teaching resources
Learn about volcanoes at school! GNS Science also offers teaching resources, including lesson plans.
2. Geonet New Zealand
This shows the latest activity on New Zealand’s volcanoes. This site is ready for the large number of web hits that a real earthquake or eruption would generate.
3. The Smithsonian Global Volcanism Programme
Global Volcanism Programme
You can view the latest volcanic activity worldwide, and get background information on all of the world’s active volcanoes.
Volcanoes on Google Earth
One of its coolest features is the Google Earth active volcanoes placemarks. To see all of the world’s active volcanoes, load this into Google Earth and get an image and summary when you click on any of them!
http://www.volcano.si.edu/ge/gvp_world.kmz (436kb, Kmz)
4. The USGS Volcano Hazard Program
This site has lots of images and information, including current volcanic activity – and which volcanoes to keep your eye on for hazard alerts around the world!
5. Learn about volcano hazards
Discover more about ash, lahars, landslides, tephra, pyroclastic flows, gas and lava flows – all hazards that volcanoes can throw our way.
6. The Volcanism Blog
Check out this great source of the latest eruption information, summarised from around the world.
7. International Volcanic Health Hazard Network
Read about the hazard impact of volcanoes from a broad range of experts. All contributors have the common aim of trying to determine the health effects of volcanic emissions.
8. A bunch of volcano film clips!
GNS Science has set up its own YouTube channel, to showcase the best volcanic film clips.
9. How a volcano works
'Trash can volcano' – don’t try this at home!
What an eruption in Auckland Harbour would look like. This video shows the volcanic simulation on display at Auckland Museum.
Here are some spectacular images of volcanoes, including a downloadable screensaver.
Great artistic volcano images from the global Flickr community.
Plane tipped over by the weight of volcanic ash from Pinatubo eruption 1991.
Ash melts back to molten magma when it enters a plane’s jet engine.
Photovolcania has many great images.
Images of lightning at Chaiten.
Stromboli online has many great images, including these from Etna in 2008 (suggested by Brad Scott).
The downloadable screensaver. A low-resolution image of White Island exists at link number ‘4’ at this page.