Central America Volcanoes: Cerro Negro, Ilopango, Irazu, Telica, and Turrialba
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.
How to cite this dataset:
Carr, M. J., 2013. Central America Volcanoes: Cerro Negro, Ilopango, Irazu, Telica, and Turrialba, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.1594/IEDA/100404.
DOI Creation Date:
Carr, M.J., Feigenson, M.D., Bolge, L.L., Walker, J.A. and Gazel, E., 2014. RU _ CAG eochem, a database and sample repository for Central American volcanic rocks at Rutgers University. Geoscience Data Journal, 1(1), pp.43-48.
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National Science Foundation: 1003374
Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
Geographic Location: Central America, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
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