Korea Institute  of Geoscience & Mineral  Resources(KIGAM) is  a unique  organization for the geologic  and natural resource  research in  Korea.  KIGAM  has  been  making  continuous  efforts  for the  distribution  of  research outputs  to provide proper understanding  of natural  phenomena to the public.  "Guidebook  of Geological  Tour in Jeju  Island" was  published  as one of  these efforts in 2003 by  the Groundwater  & Geothermal  Resources Division.  The general public   as  well  as geologic  experts are still interested  in the contents of  this book, and students love  to  read it for their  homework  and  personal interest.  This  book is  very  successful for  KIGAM  as  a  public service organization  to  satisfy  scientific  curiosities of  Korean people. Every Korean knows that Jeju Island  is an dormant volcano  with many parasite volcanoes.  However,  they don't recognize  true features  and how to  evolve. Volcanic  eruptions  in somewhere and sometime   from Marado Island  to the summit  of Baekrockdam  have made attractive  sceneries  in the whole  island. This  book provides  informations on characteristic features  and mysterious roles of volcanoes to enjoy joyful tour of the island.

'Pahoehoe lava'  has flowed  rapidly and left  gentle landcapes  in east- and west-long directions,  and as results  of the  cooling event of   'aa  lava' tough  topography  has been made   in  Jeju  and  Seoguipo cities.  Lava  tubes, most  attractive  touring  spots, have formed  in  'pahoehoe lava'  area, and Yongduam,  a dragon  head-shape rock,  was made by  'aa lava'.  This  book is really  helpful  not only to field  volcanologists  as a basic  field  guide  but also  to teachers  as an education  material. In addition  to the tourism, the Jeju Island is  a very nice  place for holding many local/international  conferences,  workshops and symposiums  all year around.

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Kigam's experience towards the public
”Guidebook of geological tour in Jeju Island”

Ki-Hwa Park   Korea Institute of Geoscience& Mineral Resources, Korea

Joo-Sung Ahn   Korea Institute of Geoscience& Mineral Resources, Korea

Byoung-Woo Yum   Korea Institute of Geoscience& Mineral Resources, Korea

Korea Institute  of Geoscience & Mineral  Resources(KIGAM) is  a unique  organization for the geologic  and natural resource  research in  Korea.  KIGAM  has  been  making  continuous  efforts  for the  distribution  of  research outputs  to provide proper understanding  of natural  phenomena to the public.  "Guidebook  of Geological  Tour in Jeju  Island" was  published  as one of  these efforts in 2003 by  the Groundwater  & Geothermal  Resources Division.  The general public   as  well  as geologic  experts are still interested  in the contents of  this book, and students love  to  read it for their  homework  and  personal interest.  This  book is  very  successful for  KIGAM  as  a  public service organization  to  satisfy  scientific  curiosities of  Korean people. Every Korean knows that Jeju Island  is an dormant volcano  with many parasite volcanoes.  However,  they don't recognize  true features  and how to  evolve. Volcanic  eruptions  in somewhere and sometime   from Marado Island  to the summit  of Baekrockdam  have made attractive  sceneries  in the whole  island. This  book provides  informations on characteristic features  and mysterious roles of volcanoes to enjoy joyful tour of the island.

'Pahoehoe lava'  has flowed  rapidly and left  gentle landcapes  in east- and west-long directions,  and as results  of the  cooling event of   'aa  lava' tough  topography  has been made   in  Jeju  and  Seoguipo cities.  Lava  tubes, most  attractive  touring  spots, have formed  in  'pahoehoe lava'  area, and Yongduam,  a dragon  head-shape rock,  was made by  'aa lava'.  This  book is really  helpful  not only to field  volcanologists  as a basic  field  guide  but also  to teachers  as an education  material. In addition  to the tourism, the Jeju Island is  a very nice  place for holding many local/international  conferences,  workshops and symposiums  all year around.

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