volcanology

noun
vol·​ca·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌväl-kə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce volcanology (audio) , ˌvȯl- \

Definition of volcanology

: a branch of science that deals with volcanic phenomena

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Other Words from volcanology

volcanologist \ ˌväl-​kə-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce volcanology (audio) , ˌvȯl-​ \ noun

Examples of volcanology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In mid-May, Einat Lev, a professor of volcanology at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, visited the eruption site with her eight-year-old daughter. Heidi Julavit, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 The overarching goal of the science of volcanology is to detect warning signs of an eruption, allowing anyone in danger to protect themselves. New York Times, 18 Mar. 2021 Þorvaldur Þórðarson, a professor of volcanology at the University of Iceland, said concerns over the recent activity are understandable. Arnaud Siad, CNN, 3 Mar. 2021 Mount Etna's show tapered off on Tuesday night, according to Italy's volcanology institute. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2021 The volcanology agency raised Ili Lewotolok's alert to the second-highest level on Sunday after sensors picked up increased activity. Niniek Karmini, Star Tribune, 1 Dec. 2020 Accompanied by a magnitude 5+ earthquake and a debris avalanche, the eruption changed the future of volcanology. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 18 May 2020 The volcanology agency has placed Taal and outlying cities and towns at alert level 4, the second-highest warning, indicating a more dangerous explosive eruption is possible within hours or days. Aaron Favila And Jim Gomez, SFChronicle.com, 19 Jan. 2020 Anak Krakatau first rose above sea level in 1929, according to Indonesia's volcanology agency. Fox News, 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of volcanology

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Volcanology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volcanology. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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