Learn about the exercise
It is now time to apply what you've learned about volcanic processes and deposits to field data that you will collect from the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius. On the next series of pages you will visit the summit of Vesuvius volcano and the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. In both cities you will observe the deposits that buried each of these sites. To collect data you will use Quicktime Virtual Reality Images (QTVR) of the outcrops of volcanic deposits. The images contain links to measurement tools that provide information about thickness, grain size sorting and special features.
Vesuvius Volcano Pompeii Herculaneum
Check out the map to see where the sites are located relative to Vesuvius volcano