of Earth Science |Northeastern
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
Daily Objectives #13 (February 28, 2006)
By the end of today’s class, you should be able to do the
* Describe the three major types of material that erupt from
volcanoes: 1) lava, 2) pyroclastics, and 3) gas.
* Explain how the magma composition affects the "eruptive style" of a
volcano, and how this is related to plate tectonic setting.
* Explain the four factors that control melting of rocks in various
settings, and say how each influences whether or not magma will be
--shifting of the melting curve due to introduction of water (volatiles)
* List the major types of volcanoes and explain the plate tectonic
settings in which they form.
© 2006 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
February 28, 2006.