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Redirect to Plutonism[edit]

A link to this article was placed at Pluton under the misapprehension that this article talked about a third competing geological theory. In reality, the word Vulcanism historically was an alternative name for Plutonism, so the link here was removed.--Rfsmit (talk) 13:39, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

The redirect was to volcano and always was. Personally, if they were to be merged I would suggest plutonism be merged into this article because the term volcanism is more modern and I would think people would be more familiar with that term insted. BT (talk) 20:29, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
I don't think Rfsmit suggested anything be merged. They were just explaining their removal of a link to here from Pluton, and perhaps also their addition of a dabnote here. --Avenue (talk) 02:25, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Merge with Volcano article?[edit]

Someone has added a tag suggesting that this article be merged with the volcano article. Admittedly there is not much here at present, but I think what we have can very much be improved, and the two articles should be complementary. Volcano should focus on the landforms themselves, supplemented with some broad information about causes, distribution, eruptions, etc, whereas the volcanism article should cover all of these but focus most on causes and patterns of volcanism (over space and time). --Avenue (talk) 08:54, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Strong oppose. This should not redirect to the volcano article for a number of reasons. Volcanism is not just about the formation of volcanoes and volcanic activity, it is also connected with the formation of sills, dikes, batholiths and other intrusions that are not volcanoes. A redirect to the volcano article would be poor quality. BT (talk) 14:57, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Also, the user that added the merge template has changed the vulcanism redirect to a disambiguation page[1]. BT (talk) 15:04, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Oppose per BT. Awickert (talk) 15:05, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Note A more complete view is Types of volcanic eruptions, and a more general view is Volcano.ResMar 03:41, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
You are missing the point. Volcanism is not just about volcanoes and volcanic eruptions. Volcano and volcanism are two but related things. It dosen't matter if the eruption list is more complete or volcano is a more general view. This is only a stub and lots more is still needed. Volcanism does not always produce volcanoes or eruptions; sills, dikes, batholiths, etc are all formed when magma is trapped and cools under the surface. Also, hot springs, fumaroles, earthquakes and ground deformation can be related to volcanism as well. A geologist would not normally consider volcanism to be just about volcanoes and eruptions. Awickert is a geologist himself. In your point of view it is mostly about volcanoes and eruptions but in other areas it isn't. Volcanoguy 04:12, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Please add content and references[edit]

I added a bunch of stuff - hope that fits with what people were intending, feel free to flesh it out and rewrite it (and give references). It's about as far as I can take the page.

Cheers EdwardLane (talk) 11:17, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Should perhaps add some more stuff for geothermal energy or Geothermal_(geology) but both those articles seem tied up with geothermal power with no real mention of geysers and hot springs - found the section Hydrothermal vent which looks to cover those and fumaroles Maybe also add section for climate change as effected by volcanic winter, Prediction of volcanic activity, Earthquake prediction — Preceding unsigned comment added by EdwardLane (talkcontribs) 22:56, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

ok I've dealt with some of that - but I notice I've not covered ignimbrites or Lahars yet. EdwardLane (talk) 18:10, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

looks like I've also missed out on Caldera, Maar, Volcanic Crater and there should probably be some mention of Large igneous provinces and orogeny - so perhaps a volcanism impact on landforms section? EdwardLane (talk) 14:15, 3 September 2011 (UTC)


I've redone a bit - seems "celestial body" was overdone and better as non-gaseous planets, moons and Earth. The article needs references, but seems the recently added lecture notes page from Cornell likely wouldn't pass WP:RS. Vsmith (talk) 23:02, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Volcanoes Are Not Confined to Earth[edit]

I think that this article should be moved to "Earth's volcanism", and there should be a new article that explains what volcanism is from a more general point of view. Earth's volcanism is only one aspect that we earthlings know best, but it cannot be a substitute for all forms of volcanisms in the Solar System and farther out.--Sae1962 (talk) 15:53, 11 March 2014 (UTC)