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 volcanologist (audio) , ˌvȯl-​ \ noun

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An adventurous traveler to the Americas at the beginning of the 19th century, Humboldt was obsessively interested in many of the earth sciences, including volcanology. John Wilmerding, WSJ, "Nature’s Explosive Power," 28 Dec. 2018 The country's seismology and volcanology institute warned of new flows descending through canyons on the volcano's western slope toward the Pantaleon River, carrying boulders and tree trunks. Fox News, "At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search," 7 June 2018 Currently the volcano continues to erupt and there exists a high potential for [pyroclastic] avalanches of debris,’’ the disaster agency said late Sunday via Twitter, quoting Sanchez, the director of the seismology and volcanology institute. Sonia Perez D., BostonGlobe.com, "Death toll in Guatemala volcano eruption now at 25," 4 June 2018 Hot volcanic material, including fine cement-like matter and large rocks, moved through gorges on the sides of the mountain, emitting hot gases and carrying tree trunks torn up by the flow, the volcanology institute warned. Anthony Harrup, WSJ, "Guatemalan Volcano Emits More Ash, Rock as Death Toll Rises," 8 June 2018 Lava began flowing down the mountain’s flank and across homes and roads around 4 p.m. Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit. Sonia Perez D., BostonGlobe.com, "Death toll in Guatemala volcano eruption now at 25," 4 June 2018 Eddy Sanchez, director of the country's seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 1,300 degrees. NBC News, "At least 7 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala," 4 June 2018 Lava began flowing down the mountain’s flank and across homes and roads around 4 p.m. Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (700 Celsius). Time, "Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Erupts, Sending Lava Into Homes and Killing 25," 4 June 2018 Insivumeh, Guatemala’s national institute for volcanology, is warning people to stay away from the volcano’s slopes in case of more pyroclastic flows. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Five Things to Know About Guatemala’s Deadly Volcanic Eruption," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of volcanology

1800, in the meaning defined above

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