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Data DOI: 10.1594/IEDA/100404
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. 2013. Central America Volcanoes: Cerro Negro, Ilopango, Irazu, Telica, and Turrialba, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). Accessed 2021-01-24.
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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  • Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
  • Geographic Location: Central America, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
User Contributed Keyword(s):
volcanoes, education
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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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