The Geological Event of Volcanic Eruptions and the Disasters they Cause

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The Geological Event of Volcanic Eruptions and the Disasters they Cause In this report I plan to discuss the geological event of volcanic eruptions and the disasters they cause. To me, this is a fascinating topic and timely seeing how the 19th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens is upon us. I hope to inform people of the mass destruction that is caused by the eruption of a volcano. The scope of my report will be limited to: 1) describing what comes out of a volcano, 2) explaining the seven different types of volcanoes, 3) explaining the five types of volcanic eruptions, and 4) explaining the disasters they can cause people. The procedure for completing this report first started by watching educational television programs that featured volcanoes and the upcoming anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. From there, I decided that the topic of volcanoes would be a good subject for my analytical report. Then I began my research, first looking online for websites that contained information and pictures of volcanoes. After this, I looked for publications about volcanoes in the library, finding many books that pertained to my topic. Having an abundance of data, I began to sort through all of it and found what I thought to be the most informative. I then prepared an outline of the subjects I wanted to write about and arranged the data and visuals to fit my outline. And of course from there, I began to write this report using the technical writing methods taught during lecture and described in the book. Collected Data If we look through volcanoes we can view the interior of the earth. More than just lava flows are spewed out of volcanoes when they erupt. The three main components that erupt o... ... middle of paper ... ...1999. Online posting. http://vulcan.wr.gov/Glossary/description-html USGS. "Photo Archives". 23 May 1999. Online posting. http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Photo/framework-html Bibliography: Works Cited Bullard, Fred M. Volcanoes of the Earth. USA. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data, 1976. Decker, Barbara, and Robert W. Decker. Volcanoes. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1981. Fish, Richard V., Grant Heiken and Jeffery B. Hullen. Volcanoes, Crucibles of Change. New Jersey: Princeton, 1997. Ritchie, David. The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. New York: Facts on File, 1994. USGS. "Descriptions". 18 May 1999. Online posting. http://vulcan.wr.gov/Glossary/description-html USGS. "Photo Archives". 23 May 1999. Online posting. http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Photo/framework-html
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