Volcanology is the study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and related geological, geophysical and geochemical phenomena. The term volcanology is derived from the Latin word vulcan. Vulcan was the ancient Roman god of fire.

A volcanologist is a geologist who studies the eruptive activity and formation of volcanoes, and their current and historic eruptions. Volcanologists frequently visit volcanoes, especially active ones, to observe volcanic eruptions, collect eruptive products including tephra (such as ash or pumice), rock and lava samples. One major focus of enquiry is the prediction of eruptions; there is currently no accurate way to do this, but predicting eruptions, like predicting earthquakes, could save many lives.

Volcanologist collecting samples
Volcanologist collecting samples


Right now I’m going to tell you what a volcanologist do. A Volcanologist saves people’s lives they’re similar to a firefighter. A  Volcanologist  is kind of like an puzzle. Working as a team as a Volcanologist is an fun adventure. Watching an erupting volcano is a exciting experience and any people wish to pursue a career in volcanology. Volcanologist is a smart person that figures out information from volcanos. there are 2 parts of jobs they do one job is in the field and on job is at the laboratory. In the laboratory they talk about how they going to get to the volcanos. and at the field they do some experience. These ways are similar to a firefighter’s job.

The Life of a Volcanologist