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Volcanology of the Tongariro Crossing


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mortar A virtual field trip on CD-ROM (short version)

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.

The virtual field trip of 360 degree panoramic images is supported by explanatory hotspots, background information, maps, diagrams, an indexed slide show, animations, eruption movies, and a glossary. Development of the CD-ROM was based on research and teaching carried out by volcanologists in the Department of Earth Sciences <> at The University of Waikato.

The 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 of Waikato.

mortarTongariro Virtual Field Trip CD

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.

CD Introduction

One 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, and movies of eruptions, you can also (virtually) reach out and touch any part of the landscape and have the geology instantly and accurately explained via a hotspot.

Tongariro Pnorama

The field trip stops are accessible from clickable hot spots on a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) or topographic map of the Tongariro area.

Tongariro Views

A Volcanology module brings together research on the area (including maps and diagrams) arranged by geological history topics.

Tongariro Scenes

Supporting information includes an indexed slide-show of photographs, eruption movies 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 NZ)
Fax: 0064-7- 838 4218

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