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Monday, October 22, 2018

What in the World is a Volcanologist?


In my new holiday sweet romance, Aloha to Love, the heroine is a screenwriter and the hero is a volcanologist. The story takes place on a cruise ship and the beautiful island of Hawaii, where the hero is taking on a new post as a volcanologist, studying volcanoes.




Through my research, I learned that a volcanologist is highly educated, and a specialist in geophysics. Some of their work includes viewing volcanoes from helicopters, measuring earthquakes on the ground, scientific studies, and chipping away at rocks to gather molten lava samples.

Here’s an interesting fact: Over 600 million people live near one of 1500 active volcanoes. Volcanologists are the people who are keeping them safe.

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Have you ever heard of a volcanologist? Please leave your comments below.



Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.
 
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17 comments:

  1. No I have never heard of a volcanologist 🌋
    Very interesting Thanks for sharing this book with us

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    1. Linda,
      I had never heard of volcanologist either, until I wrote Aloha to Love. :)

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  2. One of my favorite undergrad courses was earth science. I learned so much! I should have considered further studies in the field.

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    1. Margaret,
      What an interesting subject--earth science. I learned when writing Aloha to Love that a volcanologist is also a scientist, usually with a doctorate degree.

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  3. never heard the term before, glad to understand what it is and learn more about it.

    Julie

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    1. Julie,
      I had never heard the term, either, until I wrote Aloha to Love. The hero is a volcanologist, which is a fascinating profession.

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  4. No I have not heard of a volcanologist!! It is interesting to learn about different geopolitics.. being I live way down south near the gulf we deal with hurricanes..

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    1. Donna,
      I live in the Carolinas, and we also deal with hurricanes. Until I wrote Aloha to Love, I had never heard of a volcanologist, either.

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  5. I have been fascinated with volcanoes since I was about ten, so you, I'd heard of the term. To my knowledge, I've never met one, though. I look forward to reading ALOHA TO LOVE.

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    1. Thanks, Caroline! I learned so much while researching this book, and hope you will enjoy it.

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  6. I hadn't heard of them I don't think until I read this book Josie. We had a geology department and I knew one student of geology but don't remember hearing about this career but I can see why we need them and it is very interesting.
    Now I was a Medical Technologist a laboratory sciencetist and I also had a teaching degree and could teach earth sciences and biology, chemistry and pretty much any type of sciences except physics. I figured I would be the one to start the lab on fire so I did the lab work which was fascinating anyway. But I did always want to teach and I did a story for my writing class on earthquakes and I did learn a lot about them but volcanologist never came up.
    I loved this story and learn a bit about a volcanologist and screenwriters.

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes, a volcanologist is a very interesting profession. Sounds like you enjoyed an interesting career, also!

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  7. I have heard of people that study volcanoes, but I didn’t remember there being a special name for them. It makes sense that there would be. Thank you for enlightening me.🐱❤️🦋

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    1. You're very welcome, Belinda. I had never heard of the term until I began writing Aloha to Love.

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  8. Interesting post, Josie. I'm relieved to know that we have volcanologists. Looks like it's not recognized as a word. Was red-lined in my comment.) I was also shocked to read that 600 million live near an active volcano. Sounds like they are taking a big risk.

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    1. Yes, Laurean, it is a very interesting profession in many respects--risk, research, and knowledge, to name a few.

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  9. Yes, I’ve heard about it! Isn’t it fascinating?

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