A disclaimer of sorts...

The observations and hypotheses included in this document, "Ice Volcanoes of Lake Superior's South Shore: Preliminary Observations and Hypotheses", are based on a several years of watching and playing on the ice volcanoes in the Keweenaw Peninsula. "Ice volcanoes" is a colloquial term used to describe the cones of that form along the south shore of Lake Superior. We have likened the processes of cone formation and "eruptive" activity to classical volcanology to help describe the phenomenon.

We hope that the pictures and descriptions found with in these pages afford some basic information and enjoyment. For those who get a chance to play in/on/around ice volcanoes, dress warm (and waterproof!) and exercise care while walking on the ice.

Michael Dolan and Paul Kimberly