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Sparks, R. S. J. (Robert Stephen John) 1949-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 1,899 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: QE522, 551.21
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Most widely held works by R. S. J Sparks
The physics of explosive volcanic eruptions by J. S Gilbert( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title includes papers outlining current understanding of several aspects of the physical processes affecting magma during volcanic eruptions. An introductory chapter highlights research areas where our understanding is incomplete, and where work needs advancing if our knowledge of volcanic processes is to be substantially improved. The book covers topics on the physical properties of silicic magma, vesiculation processes, conduit flow and fragmentation, gas loss from magmas during eruption, models of volcanic eruption columns, tephra dispersal and pyroclastic density currents
Tephra studies : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Tephra Studies as a Tool in Quaternary Research", held in Laugarvatn and Reykjavîk, Iceland, June 18-29, 1980 by S Self( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fundamental principles of tephrochronology were de veloped in Iceland through the classic research of Professor Sigurdur Thorarinsson in the 1940's and 1950's. By his studies on the volcanic ash layers (tephra) produced by the historic explosive eruptions of the volcano Hekla, he established that individual tephra layers could be correlated over large areas of Iceland. As the deposition of such layers was essentially instantaneous on a geological time-scale, the tephra layers provided a distinctive and widespread isochronous stratigraphic marker. Since Thorarinsson's pioneering work, the study of tephra has become a powerful and increasingly important research tool in many branches of the geological sciences and related disciplines. In response to the recent rapid growth and diversifica tion of tephra studies we decided to coordinate a NATO Advanced Studies Institute under the auspices of the INQUA Commission on Tephra. The ASI, entitled "Tephra Studies as a Tool in Quaternary Research," was held from June 18th to June 29th, 1980, at Laugarvatn in Iceland. This book represents the proceedings of that Institute and is the first book dedicated to tephra studies, its many uses and applications. The subject matter combines disciplines as diverse as Quaternary strati graphy, isotope geochronology, petrology, deep-sea geology, volcanology, volcanic hazards mapping, archaeology and ecology in one volume, and illustrates both present uses and future potential of tephra research
Volcanic plumes( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of the planet : frontiers and challenges in geophysics by R. S. J Sparks( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does the 21st century hold for Earth system science and geophysics? How can we optimize past discoveries and current breakthroughs? What problems continue to defy resolution? This volume responds to such questions in 30 papers by leading scientists from selected core disciplines. Papers are derived from prestigious Union Symposia at the 2003 General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)
Global volcanic hazards and risk( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally prepared for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, this is the first comprehensive assessment of global volcanic hazards and risk, presenting the state of the art in our understanding of global volcanic activity. It examines our assessment and management capabilities, and considers the preparedness of the global scientific community and government agencies to manage volcanic hazards and risk. Particular attention is paid to volcanic ash, the most frequent and wide-ranging volcanic hazard. Of interest to government officials, the private sector, students and researchers, this book is a key resource for the disaster risk reduction community and for those interested in volcanology and natural hazards. A non-technical summary is included for policy makers. Regional volcanic hazard profiles, with invaluable information on volcanic hazards and risk at the local, national and global scale, are provided online. This title is available as an open access eBook via Cambridge Books Online."--Publisher information
Risk and uncertainty assessment for natural hazards by Jonathan Rougier( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assessment of risk and uncertainty is crucial for natural hazard risk management, facilitating risk communication and informing strategies to successfully mitigate our society's vulnerability to natural disasters. Written by some of the world's leading experts, this book provides a state-of-the-art overview of risk and uncertainty assessment in natural hazards. It presents the core statistical concepts using clearly defined terminology applicable across all types of natural hazards and addresses the full range of sources of uncertainty, the role of expert judgement and the practice of uncertainty elicitation. The core of the book provides detailed coverage of all the main hazard types and concluding chapters address the wider societal context of risk management. This is an invaluable compendium for academic researchers and professionals working in the fields of natural hazards science, risk assessment and management and environmental science and will be of interest to anyone involved in natural hazards policy"--Publisher description
Montserrat's andesite volcano : a video field investigation of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the eruption of Montserrat's andesite volcano from its beginnings in 1995, telling not only the story of the eruption, but also looking to the major volcanic processes of andesite volacanoes. It describes the products and effects of such eruptions, introduces modern methods of monitoring an active volcano, and shows the human consequences of volcanic activity on a small island community
Causes and consequences of eruptions of andesite volcanoes : papers of a discussion meeting( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explosive volcanism in island arcs : symposium held at the 1979 joint Geological Society of America/Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada annual meeting held in Toronto by Symposium on Explosive Volcanism in Island Arcs( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montserrat's andesite volcano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the eruption of Montserrat's andesite volcano from its beginnings in 1995, telling not only the story of the eruption, but also looking to the major volcanic processes of andesite volcanoes. It describes the products and effects of such eruptions, introduces modern methods of monitoring an active volcano, and shows the human consequences of volcanic activity on a small island community
Extreme natural hazards : papers of a discussion meeting issue( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pyroclastic deposits of the 1875 eruption of Askja, Iceland by R. S. J Sparks( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutons and batholiths( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Products of Ignimbrite Eruptions by R. S. J Sparks( )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern silicic volcanism, development of facies models and guides to mineralization : one-day course, Monday 29 November 1982 by R. S. J Sparks( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explosive volcanism in island arcs by R. S. J Sparks( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooling of tephra during fallout from eruption columns by R. M. E THOMAS( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effect of mechanical heterogeneity in arc crust on volcano deformation with application to Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, West Indies by S Hautmann( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magma-cumulate mixing identified by U-Th disequilibrium dating by D. M Pyle( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tephra Studies : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Tephra Studies as a Tool in Quaternary Research", held in Laugarvatn and Reykjavik, Iceland, June 18.29, 1980 by NATO Advanced Study Institute "Tephra Studies as a Tool in Quaternary Research"( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The physics of explosive volcanic eruptions
Alternative Names
Robert Stephen John Sparks britischer Vulkanologe

Robert Stephen John Sparks Brits vulkanoloog

Sparks, R. S. J.

Sparks, R. S. J. 1949-

Sparks, Robert Stephen John 1949-

Sparks, Steve

Sparks, Steve, 1949-

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English (84)

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Tephra studies : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Tephra Studies as a Tool in Quaternary Research", held in Laugarvatn and Reykjavîk, Iceland, June 18-29, 1980Volcanic plumes