Volcanoes: Identification Information
Originator: Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program
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).
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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