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The properties and behaviour of volcanoes.

The field of volcanology includes study of the formation, distribution, and classification of volcanoes; their structures; the types of material erupted (e.g. lava, ash, pyroclastic flows, gases); research into relationships between volcanic eruptions and other large-scale geologic processes; and eruption prediction.

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