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Central America Volcanoes: Cerro Negro, Ilopango, Irazu, Telica, and Turrialba
Carr, Michael J.
This entry is Supplement to:   ECL #720
Short write-ups and KML files of five volcanoes from the RU_CAGeoChem (Rutgers University Central America Geochemistry) database. The write-ups are general descriptions, aimed at the undergraduate level. They are background material for a MARGINS mini-lesson being created by Bob Stern and others. The KML files, when opened in Google Earth, show the sample locations. The volcanoes were selected to cover a range of compositions from basalt at Cerro Negro and Irazu, to rhyodacite at Ilopango. There is also a very large volcano, Irazu, a very small one, Cerro Negro, an intermediate size one, Telica, and a caldera, IIlopango. Turrialba has returned to activity after a long quiescence and so the Rutgers sample locations were placed in a kml file as well as a short description.
Carr, Michael J. (2013): Central America Volcanoes: Cerro Negro, Ilopango, Irazu, Telica, and Turrialba. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). Accessed 17 October 2018.
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File Name File Size
CerroNegro.kml8.36 KB
CerroNegroThoughts.pdf190.65 KB
Ilopango.kml1.09 KB
IlopangoThoughts.pdf574.31 KB
Irazu.kml16.64 KB
IrazuThoughts.pdf264.08 KB
Telica.kml5.47 KB
TelicaThoughts.pdf265.38 KB
Turrialba.kml5.29 KB
TurrialbaThoughts.pdf55.5 KB

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Central America, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
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Michael Carr
Rutgers University
Earth and Planetary Sciences