February 20, 2014
My dear fellow volcanologists,
Am I an “Expert” in Geology?
I did struggle through Geology 101 as an undergraduate. I have devoured books by John McFee and Simon Winchester.
Years ago in Java, Indonesia, I traveled to Mount Bromo, when at dawn, the volcano puts on its display of fire and brimstone.
Most recently, in Ecuador, I watched from afar as the volcano called Volcán Tungurahua lived up to its name: “Throat of Fire.”
So, does all that make me an expert in volcanology, plate tectonics and the Ring of Fire?