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Chaitén on the web: some recommended resources 11 May 2008

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A first-rate new resource is this Chaitén page at geology.com, which brings together maps, videos, images, news coverage, geological background and more. It’s an excellent information source in its own right and a good place to start for exploring Chaitén, and volcanism more generally, in depth.

I found the link to the above at Clastic Detritus, one of the best geoscience blogs, which is particularly strong on series posts that deal, clearly and informatively and with great use of imagery, with selected issues, themes and topics in geology. The post providing the link, and much more, is ‘Sea-Floor Sunday #18: Regional context for Chaitén volcano’, which offers something you won’t find elsewhere: a map of the topography and bathymetry for southern Chile.

I’ve already mentioned Chris Rowan’s ‘Active, dormant, and extinct volcanoes’ at his blog Highly Allocthonous, but make no apologies for doing so again – highly recommended reading.

The brilliant name Fresh Bilge isn’t the only thing with a maritime flavour at Seablogger’s blog. He’s been providing thought-provoking and informed coverage of the Chaitén eruption from the beginning: you’ll find it, along with much more excellent volcano-related content, under the category ‘volcanoes’. This really is a great blog.

Physorg.com has a useful article on Chaitén, putting it in the context of the highly volcanic and very geologically lively Andean Arc of 200-300 active volcanoes stretching across Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

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1. Fresh Bilge » Chaitén Context - 11 May 2008

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