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The Volcano Information Center

This website is designed for educational purposes by Professor Emeritus Richard V. Fisher at UCSB, and is maintained by volunteers.

The purpose of the Volcano Information Center (VIC) is to provide links to websites that are resources for data not contained in VIC and to inform the user about general volcanology in an organized way, including features of volcanoes, volcanic eruptions and volcanic hazards. Technical items are identified with a message that reads TECHNICAL REPORT. We give thanks to all individuals and institutions whose programs have been linked and encompassed within the VIC pages.

This page is brought to you from
University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Geological Sciences
by Richard V. Fisher.

A coment on teaching and research in the University of California and other teaching/research universities; the necessity for combining the two activities.



Santa Barbara at sunset. Photograph by Bill Zeldis


In background is Puy de Dome, a young volcano in central France near Clermont-Ferrand. In foreground is the crater of a scoria cone. Central France is a region of many young but currently inactive volcanoes.


Volcanoes:Beneficial aspects


Volcano Topics


Current Volcanic Activity

(Thanks to the U. S. Geological Survey).

Searching for Volcanoes.


Some Reference Sources


Selected Geological Organizations. (See more complete list below: World Wide Earth Sciences Organizations).


Global Perspective: People and Institutions


Conferences on Volcanism


Geologic Maps

From the US Geological Survey.

Search for volcanoes with YAHOO! or using ALTA VISTA


TWO NEW BOOKS....


First Book.Volcanoes -- Crucibles of Change

Richard V. Fisher, Grant Heiken, and Jeffrey B. Hulen, 1997.

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Review by New York Times.

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  • Princeton University Press
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  • ISBN number is Cl:01213-X. Princeton's ISBN prefix is 0-691

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    Second Book. Out of the Crater: Chronicles of a Volcanologist

    by Richard V. Fisher, 1999. A personal account.

    Review by Steve Sparks.


  • Princeton University Press
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  • phone 800-777-4726 or FAX 800-999-1958 (with credit card handy)
  • ISBN number is 0-691-00226-6.

  • Price: $24.95
    Copyright (C) 1999, by Richard V.Fisher. All rights reserved.