DIRECTORIES: Latin America's Chain of Craters

Science  09 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5510, pp. 1865
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5510.1865d

The mountainous spine of Latin America is dotted with scores of volcanoes. They range from Mexico's Popocatépetl, which began spewing lava and ash in the 1990s after centuries of silence, to Chile's peaks, which include some of the highest (and least studied) volcanoes in the world. The Latin American Volcanoes site holds maps of volcanoes in each country and links to outside Web pages on specific ones—photos, activity reports, live Web cams, and much more. Web master Glyn Williams-Jones of the Open University in the U.K. also maintains global directories of volcanology professors and observatories.

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