virtual field trip on CD-ROM (short
This CD-ROM allows the user to explore
and learn about the volcanology of one
of New Zealand's most spectacular landscapes.
It Is suitable for secondary and tertiary
students, plus the general public.
virtual field trip of 360 degree panoramic
images is supported by explanatory
hotspots, background information, maps,
an indexed slide show, animations,
eruption movies, and a glossary. Development
the CD-ROM was based on research and
teaching carried out by volcanologists
in the Department
of Earth Sciences <www.earth.waikato.ac.nz>
at The University of Waikato.
CD-ROM has been produced by the
Waikato Innovation Centre for Electronic
Education (WICeD™) at The
University of Waikato.
Price R.C., Hobden B.J., Smith R.T.,
Briggs R.M., Gleadow A.J.W., Kunz P.
(2003) Volcanology of the Tongariro
Crossing: A virtual field trip on CD-ROM.
Hamilton, New Zealand: The University
Thanks to this new CD-ROM, it is now
possible to explore and learn about one
of New Zealand's most amazing volcanic
landscapes from the comfort of home.
of the unique advantages of this virtual
field trip of the Tongariro Crossing
is that, in addition to viewing the spectacular
360 degree panoramic images, maps,
movies of eruptions, you can also (virtually)
reach out and touch any part of the
landscape and have the geology instantly
explained via a hotspot.
The field trip
stops are accessible from clickable
hot spots on a DEM (Digital
Elevation Model) or topographic
the Tongariro area.
module brings together research on
the area (including
maps and diagrams)
arranged by geological history
Supporting information includes
an indexed slide-show of photographs,
and animations, and a glossary.
The CD-ROM is available
for NZ$15 from:
The School of Science & Technology
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 0064-7-838 4625
Free phone: 0800 438 254 (within
Fax: 0064-7- 838 4218
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