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volcanology Syllabification: vol·can·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌvälkəˈnäləjē/ /ˌvôlkəˈnäləjē/
(also vulcanology)

Definition of volcanology in English:


The scientific study of volcanoes.
Example sentences
  • All aspects of oceanic island rocks, including petrography, volcanology, and geochemistry, are inter-related, Thus, no one scale of observation is entirely satisfactory to understanding their origin.
  • In this paper we describe the physical volcanology of basaltic pyroclastic deposits that were emplaced during the initial stages of Palaeogene flood volcanism in central East Greenland.
  • He is an internationally renowned authority in rock mechanics, seismology and volcanology.



Pronunciation: /ˌvälkanlˈäjikəl/ /ˌvôl-/
Example sentences
  • Numerous volcanological studies dealing with the reconstruction of the Somma-Vesuvius eruption and the on-land distribution of eruption products have been carried out.
  • He also made volcanological observations in the Andes, and he noted seismic events and structural features in the terrains of the Pacific coast.
  • They say that it is critical for their research work, which is important seismological and volcanological research.


Example sentences
  • The team trolled the ocean's bottom with high-resolution video cameras to collect data about geologic features that allowed volcanologists to make the first-ever computer simulations of eruptions under the sea.
  • Area vulcanologists said seismic activity remained at stable, non-threatening levels.
  • Seismologists and volcanologists use both seismic and infrasonic signals to monitor volcanic activity.

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