caldera caldera  /ˌkæl ˈdɛ rə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a large crater caused by the violent explosion of a volcano that collapses into a depression

Usage(s):

  1. Scientists are carefully measuring the geological activity in the national park because it contains the caldera of an enormous, ancient and still active volcano.
  2. We who live along Montana's Yellowstone River are downstream from a simmering caldera, a geologic hot spot that has become especially active recently.
  3. After 9,000 years of inactivity, this Chilean caldera exploded in May, 2008, forcing the evacuation of Chaitn Town and the surrounding regions.

News

  1. Senate panel OKs Valles Caldera transfer

    JEMEZ SPRINGS (AP) — Legislation that would transfer management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico to the National Park Service has passed one of its first... Read more »
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. Valles Caldera legislation passes Senate committee

    Legislation that would transfer management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico to the National Park Service has passed one of its first hurdles.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: News West 9 Midland

  3. Big new Caldera brewery/pub to open in Ashland on the Solstice

    Last September, I posted pictures of Caldera's new 25,000 sq. ft. production facility...here are pictures taken last week of the brewery/pub that opens this coming weekend in Ashland.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

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Quotes

  1. "Everybody who has ever been to the Valles Caldera agrees that it is a magnificent natural, cultural, and recreational resource. The only question is which federal agency is best equipped to manage its unique qualities. I believe that the National...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Jeff Bingaman Source: BigNews.biz (press release)

  2. "I'd call this felony stupidity. This is probably not the right job for Mr. Caldera to be in if he didn't understand the likely reaction of New Yorkers, of the mayor," Townsend said Tuesday on CNN's "American Morning."
    on Apr 28, 2009 By: Frances Fragos Townsend Source: CNN International

  3. Domenici says he is pleased with the range of experiences among the three men because the board is facing challenges "as it looks to improve management of the Valles Caldera, including making it more accessible to the public and increasing the drive...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Pete Domenici Source: Bizjournals.com

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