• volcanology
  • The branch of geology that deals with volcanism.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Volcanology (also spelled vulcanology) is the study of volcanoes, lava, magma and related geological, geophysical and geochemical phenomena (volcanism). The term volcanology is derived from the Latin word vulcan. Vulcan was the ancient Roman god of fire. A volcanologist is a geologist who studies the eruptive activity and formation of volcanoes and their current and historic eruptions. Volcanologists frequently visit volcanoes, especially active ones, to observe volcanic eruptions, collect eruptive products including tephra (such as ash or pumice), rock and lava samples. One major focus of enquiry is the prediction of eruptions; there is currently no accurate way to do this, but predicting eruptions, like predicting earthquakes, could save many lives.

    火山学(かざんがく、英語: volcanology)は、火山および火山活動を研究対象とする学問である。『火山学は火山をよりよく知るための学問』とする考え方がある。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Volcanology)