Volcanism : with 401 figures, 396 in color.

Schmincke, Hans-Ulrich (2006) Volcanism : with 401 figures, 396 in color. , ed. by Schmincke, Hans-Ulrich. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 324 pp. Corr. 2d. printing ISBN 3-540-43650-2

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Abstract

Volcanic eruptions are the most dramatic expression of dynamic processes in the interior of planet Earth. The author, an internationally renowned specialist in the field of volcanology, explains in a concise and easy to understand manner the basics and recent advances in the field of volcanology. Based on plate tectonics and illustrated with nearly 400 color figures, the book offers insights into the generation of magmas and the tectonic setting, composition and origin of volcanoes. An overview of volcanic structures is followed by process-oriented chapters which discuss the role of explosive mechanisms and transport of volcanic material in eruption columns and pyroclastic density currents. The final chapters deal with eruption forecast, their influence on climate and benefits of volcanism. Students and scientists from a broad range of fields will find this book an attractive and up-to date source of information on the current understanding of volcanoes, volcanic eruptions and their impacts on, and benefits to, society.

Document Type: Book
Keywords: Geodynamics; Volcanology; Volcanism
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems
Open Access Journal?: No
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2010 09:26
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 10:38
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/8652

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