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Volcanoes:            Identification Information

Originator:  Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program

                                Date:  1995

                                Title:  Volcanoes of the World; Volcano Basic Data

                                Purpose:  Compile and classify the known "volcanoes" on Earth

                                Abstract:  This file contains basic geographic and geologic information for volcanoes

thought to have been active in the last 10,000 years (Holocene). The data include a unique volcano number, volcano name, location, latitude and longitude, summit elevation, volcano type, status, and the time range of the last recorded eruption. More detailed descriptions of the data elements, plus more information on the volcanoes and their eruptions, can be found below and in "Volcanoes of the World" (Simkin and Siebert, 1994).


                                Access Constraints:  none

                                Use Constraints:  Several requests exist for users of this data file:

                                                1) Please let us know of corrections or additions (with

                                                references or reprints if possible) that will help us improve the data file.

                                                2) Please acknowledge "Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program" as

the data source in any disseminated use of the data file.

3) We would appreciate a copy of whatever published work results from your use of the data.


                                Ordering Instructions:  available online (see online linkage below)


                                Contact Address:  Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program

                                City:  Washington

                                State or Province:  D.C.

                                Postal Code:  20560-0119

                                Country:  USA


Online Linkage:  http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/links/index.htm


                                Entity and Attribute Information (table heading explanations)

                                Shape:  ArcView file type

                                Number:  Unique identification number based on the scheme

                                Name:  Name given to volcano

                                Location:  Geographic and/or political area

                                Lat:  Latitude given in decimal degrees

                                Lon: Longitude given in decimal degrees

                                Elev:  Summit elevation in meters

                                Type:  Volcano morphology

                                Status:  Type of evidence for Holocene activity

                                Time_frame:  Code indicating whether dated eruptions have been recorded, and the time

        period of the volcano's last known eruption