Types of Volcanoes

Types of Volcanoes

Abstract
How do you cause global damage to the Earth’s atmosphere due to natural activity? Can a volcano because it is a living gas chamber full of intense magma waiting to explode, but can one volcano do all this damage? This is what I am trying to find out. Where on the Ring of Fire does it have to be an eruption in order to cause the Earth to do such a thing or do it have to be multiple? How big of a volcano does it have to be? Can the volcano be underwater or overwater? How much lava and ash will have to be emitted in order for this to happen.

I have found out that volcanoes only arrive at plate tectonic pieces and not anywhere else. It is so that this goes against my hypothesis. I know that if there is a big enough eruption that it will end up being highly dangerous. There will be raining hot pumice flying over the eruption place, in this case the world. It will have to be an eruption where there is lightning and tornadoes that come along with natural disaster. Back then on August 24 79AD for an example of an area called Pompeii where Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed villages harboring the volcano and the one across a body of water called the Bay of Naples called Misenum. The King of Pompeii knew nothing of this thing called a volcano. He always thought that it was a mountain because his people never seen it erupt so he sent people over to Misenum to find out what had happen in their village. First it was a big blast where they had ash flying in the air. The ash was falling like snow. This was the first signs of the disaster and how big it had gotten. When this happened the King decided to evacuate all people except the ones who wanted to stay and don’t move from their kingdom. Within a couple of days pumice was flying everywhere and part of their village was already being destroyed by a high speed of ash falling from the top part of the volcano that has accumulated over time. This will happen to the whole village even Misenum across the sea. It is almost impossible but not completely flawed that one volcano can cause a catastrophic disaster to the whole Earth.

Introduction
What are volcanoes? The word volcanos come from a little island of Vulcano in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily. The Roman mythology of the natural volcano being the roman gods blacksmiths’ chimney known as Vulcan the god of fire when making thunderbolts for the gods and having the eruption just because his wife was angry. This is eccentric to me because every natural landscape of nature has a roman gods’ characteristic of history next to it.
Volcanoes have four main parts called the vent, pipe, crater, and cone. It is possible for a volcano (if so which volcano) to erupt and affect the earth on a global scale? I have seen many volcanoes and this have brought me back to the beginning of volcanoes; how they are formed, and how often they erupt. A volcano is first formed by its first eruption. When a volcano erupts it is because melted hot rock has melted its way to the top of something deep down in the volcano called the magma chamber. It is when the magma gets to hot where the gas from inside can’t take the pressure no matter how long the recent eruptions were, where the volcano erupts.

Over time the volcano magma, ash, and tephra also known as pumice (magma that tear into pieces that varies from small particles to household size boulders) from many past eruptions stay on top of each other varying in shape of volcano over time. It is possible for a number of volcanoes to erupt and take global domination by it being numerous amounts of eruptions all over the world, and affect Earth by it being numerous amounts of ash and other components like carbon dioxide which is not harmful but in the air but other gases like sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen fluoride are made as well. These are extremely pollutant gases and will cause a toll of problems to both the environment and your body.

There are many types of volcanoes. There are many ways in identifying a volcano. A volcano comes in three main types. These types are cinder cone, composite, lava domes, and shield. You can also identify a volcano by seeing if it is an oceanic volcano or land volcanoes that have been made from the 16 broken up plate tectonic. Where ever there split plate tectonic there are volcanoes that wrap around the ring of fire. There are 1,500 land volcanoes and about 10,000 oceanic volcanoes.

Cinder cone volcanoes are the types of volcanoes that don’t get very high off the ground and usually grow about the size of a hill or about 1,000 feet. These types of volcanoes rarely cause death. It spews out thick lava so that it don’t build as much and settle quickly. They gave cinder the name because of the cinders (ash) that fall from the volcano. These volcanos usually have one hole and that’s at the top unlike other volcanoes. They also have the characteristic to grow on sides of shield volcanoes or calderas.

Composite volcanoes are different. This is the type of volcano rises extremely high. It happens to be this way because the lava quickly go down to the bottom, meaning the lava is not that thick and happens make a long pipe that that the magma has gone through to reach the top.

Results
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