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Mount Pico

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Mount Pico
Volcanoes
when erupt they let out ash, gas and lava
molten rock refereed as magma
can cause destruction (natural disaster)
over 300 years about 260,000 people perished
the name came from the Roman god of fire Vulcan
danger covers about 32.1869-kilometer radius
lightning happens in cloud ash during eruption
volcanoes created 80% Earth's surface below and above sea level
volcanic ash may cause respiratory damage
molten lava above 900 degrees celseius
http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/25/world/volcanoes-fast-facts/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pico
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/pico-volcano.html
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mount-pico
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/pico
www.azores.com/pico
Steele, Philip "Rocking and Rolling" Cambridge:Candlewick Press
Peacock,Graham & Jesson, Jill " Geology" East Sussex, England : British Libray Catalouging in Publication Data
Thank you for Listening!
GEOLOGY
stratovolcano
pit crater on summit
rock 230,000 years old
round crater 1,600 feet (500 meters) diameter
30 meters deep with Pico Pequeno
younger than 6000 years
ERUPTIONS
three historical eruptions
1562 flank created lava flowed to the sea
lasted for more than two years (1562-1564)
another flank eruption 1718 lava reached the coast
last erupted on year 1718
Location
Portugal
located Pico island
mid-atlantic ridge
Azores (state)
38 degrees 28'8 N, 28 degrees 23'56 W
by atlantic ocean
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Mount Pico
Montanha do Pico in Portuguese
tallest mountain in Portugal
one of the tallest mountains in world
elevation is 2351m
last eruption in year 1720
highest volcano in Azores
eruptions come from the vents from it is flanks
dormant volcano
slopes as deep as 40 degrees
Ilha do Pico is the official name
Bibliography
FUN FACTS!!!!!
"pico" means peak
best time to climb mount Pico April-May
winter people use mount pico as ski resort
pico island 42 km long
width 15.2 km
area 447 square km
pico mountain challenging hike
carter perimeter 700 m
carater depth 30 m
can see other islands top mount pico
volcanologists
volcanologists people study volcanoes
invole formation/eruptive activity
sometimes climb inside volcano
wear heat suits
use seeismometer masure ground shaking
mesuare heat level special thermometer
measure how long till volcano erupts
too dangerous send robot inside
the robots do same thing as scientist
types of volcanoes
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