Caribbean Volcanoes – Dominica

Caribbean Volcanoes – Dominica

South view of the island of Dominica

A study of the volcanoes of the Caribbean.

Radar Topography

In 2000 radar data was acquired by the space shuttle which enabled virtually complete mapping of the Earth’s topography to be achieved between latitudes 56 o S to 60 o N. A nominal 30 m grid was obtained at an absolute accuracy of 16 m...


Green Volcanoes

Green tropical jungle-covered volcanoes standing out of warm blue seas in balmy Trade Winds, surrounded by palm-lined white coral sand beaches and reefs may be the ideal of the tourist trade but can be a headache for the geologist looking for rocks...


Island Arcs Map

Island Arcs Map Feature



This website is being produced by John Roobol and Alan Smith, two geologists both from South Wales in the UK who following Ph.D. studies at the Universities of London and California met on Mt. Pelee, Martinique in 1971 and have since worked together on most Caribbean volcanoes....

09th Nov 2015
5. SE Range showing deposits of Mansion Series banked high on its flanks

St. Kitts Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF ST. KITTS The island of St. Kitts (also St. Christopher), with an area of 177 km2 and a population of 36,000, comprises a chain of overlapping volcanic...

09th Nov 2015
The Quill viewed from Schildpadden Baai.

St. Eustatius Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF ST. EUSTATIUS St Eustatius or Statia is an island of 21 sq. km with a population of around 2100. It is elongated northwest along the axis of...

06th Nov 2015
Vertical eruption column from Soufriere Hills, July 1996.

Montserrat Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF MONTSERRAT Montserrat island (with an area of 102 and a pre-1995 eruption population of 10,500, is composed of three major volcanic centers, ranging in age from...

06th Nov 2015
NW. Providencia showing the center of the island to right and Catalina Bay to left.

Providencia Geology

The Geology of Providencia The Colombian island cluster of Providencia (latitude 13 degrees 21 minutes N., longitude 80 degrees 22 minutes E.), the adjacent Santa Catalina island and four small...

05th Nov 2015

Dominica Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF DOMINICA Dominica lies at the center of the Lesser Antilles Island arc, where the islands of the Active Arc (see Lesser Antilles Arcs map on this website)...

05th Nov 2015
North coast of Saba from cockpit of commercial airliner approaching landing strip.

Saba Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF SABA Saba is the northernmost volcanic island in the Active Arc of the Lesser Antilles with an area of only 13 sq. km and a population of...

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