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All about volcanoes,

Vesuvius,

and

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WHAT IS A VOLCANO? ABOUT VESUVIUSPOMPEII

VOLCANO DIAGRAMSWHAT IS A CALDERA?HERCULANEUM

LAVA AND MAGMA PLINIAN ERUPTIONS

TECTONIC PLATES ASH, TUFF, AND TEPHRA

SUBDUCTIONPYROCLASTIC FLOWS

HOT SPOTSLAHARS

 

 

 


 

 

New SiteA Day in Pompeii 9:39 Youtube short about the eruption of August 24-25, 79. This has sound, special effects; you are there, looking out an upper story window. It's scary and eerily fascinating. Sometimes watching is more effective than reading.

" A Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330,000 people visited the exhibition -- an average of more than 2,700 per day -- making it the most popular traveling exhibition ever staged by an Australian museum.

Zero One created the animation for an immersive 3D theatre installation which gave visitors a chance to feel the same drama and terror of the town's citizens long ago, and witness how a series of eruptions wiped out Pompeii over 48 hours."

 


How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest Fossils
(from PBS Eons)


"One of the most dynamic, transformative, and potentially dangerous features in North America
is also responsible for some of the continent’s most amazing fossil deposits. It’s a supervolcano
we now call Yellowstone." 9:38 video explains the migrating Yellowstone Hot Spot and the trail
it has blazed across the northwest USA; now called the Snake River Valley. Did the continent
move, or the hot spot? Discover the Ashfall Fossil Beds Monument in Nebraska. What killed
all those animals? Kind of similar to Pompeii.
Going in Dinos & Paleo and in Volcanos