volcanology

(redirected from vulcanologists)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to vulcanologists: Volcanologists

vol·ca·nol·o·gy

 (vŏl′kə-nŏl′ə-jē, vôl′-) also vul·ca·nol·o·gy (vŭl′-)
n.
The scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.

vol′ca·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
vol′ca·nol′o·gist n.

volcanology

(ˌvɒlkəˈnɒlədʒɪ) or

vulcanology

n
(Geological Science) the study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena
volcanological, ˌvulcanoˈlogical adj
ˌvolcanˈologist, ˌvulcanˈologist n

vol•can•ol•o•gy

(ˌvɒl kəˈnɒl ə dʒi)

also vulcanology



n.
the scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.
[1885–90]
vol`can•o•log′i•cal (-nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) vol`can•o•log′ic, adj.
vol`can•ol′o•gist, n.

volcanology

Geology. the scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena. Also vulcanology.volcanologist, n. — volcanologic, volcanological, adj.
See also: Volcanoes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volcanology - the branch of geology that studies volcanoesvolcanology - the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
geophysical science, geophysics - geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
References in periodicals archive ?
The crater of a rumbling Mayon volcano was glowing bright red Monday, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes.
The Shiveluch Volcano of Kamchatka has ejected a pylon of ash 11 kilometers above sea level, TASS reportedly referring to Russian vulcanologists.
Manila, Ramadan 14, 1437, June 19, 2016, SPA -- White steam plumes were observed at a volcano in the central Philippines after it ejected thick clouds of ash in a series of eruptions, government vulcanologists said Sunday, according to dpa.
Yet only following a 2011 invitation from within the closed nation have Western vulcanologists been able to study it, and what has been termed the 'millennium eruption', more closely.
The government sent a team of vulcanologists to the mountain to check for possible new fissures, Julien Paluku, the governor of North Kivu province, told Reuters.
Vulcanologists warned of the possibility of another major explosion at the 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake, noting tremors have become larger.
A chilling effect can already be observed as vulcanologists studying Mount Vesuvius have proceeded more hesitantly in discerning the likelihood of the volcano's eruption, an event that would have massive implications for nearby Naples, reasoning that it is safer to have never asked important questions than to fail in answering them.
Most recently academic writers have talked about various 'regime types' of welfare states (liberal, laborist, corporatist, social democratic, etc) treating these as geological strata are by geologists, or else, if they have an eye for politics, treating them as active volcanoes are treated by vulcanologists.
It took a while for the scientists to get used to us," says Joe Gerhardt, who with the other half of Semiconductor, Ruth Jarman, spent two and a half years documenting the work of vulcanologists in the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador.
LAYERS OF ASH Gudmundsson and other vulcanologists said the impact on air travel this time would be more limited as winds were more favourable, the plume's content was heavier and less likely to spread, and authorities had a higher tolerance for ash levels.
Prior to most explosive eruptions, the erupting volcanoes shoot hot ash up to 40 km high, shake slightly but measurably, and the shaking becomes more dramatic during the eruption itself - a primary precursor used by vulcanologists for forecasting an eruption.
or so the vulcanologists say - but how on earth do they know?