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Fundamentals of physical volcanology

Author: Elisabeth A Parfitt; Lionel Wilson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
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This volume offers an overview of the processes that control when and how volcanoes erupt. It explains how different areas of science have been combined to reach our knowledge of volcanic systems. It includes an introduction to eruption types, an outline of the development of physical volcanology, and much more.
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Parfitt, Elisabeth A. (Elisabeth Ann)
Fundamentals of physical volcanology.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)647508281
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth A Parfitt; Lionel Wilson
ISBN: 9780632054435 0632054433
OCLC Number: 173243845
Description: xxi, 230 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Volcanic systems --
Magma generation and segregation --
Magma migration --
Magma storage --
The role of volatiles --
Steady explosive eruptions --
Transient volcanic eruptions --
Pyroclastic falls and pyroclastic density currents --
Lava flows --
Eruption styles, scales, and frequencies --
Volcanic hazards and volcano monitoring --
Volcanoes and climate --
Volcanism on other planets.
Responsibility: Elisabeth A. Parfitt and Lionel Wilson.
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