Students gather to learn advanced volcanology

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Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Contact: Darcy Bevens, (808) 974-7631

For Immediate Release

Dana Caccamise a CSAV instructor

The Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo is currently conducting its annual "Field Methods in Volcanology" course. This year, students from UH Hilo, the mainland, Canada, and the U.K. are participating in three weeks of learning a variety of advanced technologies for monitoring volcano and other natural hazards.

The course includes training in the instrumentation and software for earthquake detection and analysis, the application of Global Positioning System (GPS) instruments in ground deformation monitoring, the techniques of sampling and analysis of volcanic gas geochemistry, and mapping and analysis of physical geomorphology. The course helps prepare students for further training in volcanology as well as a range of professions that deal with natural hazards and their mitigation.

Graduates of past training courses are now working at the Smithsonian and at universities and volcano observatories world-wide.

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