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Encyclopedia of volcanoes

Encyclopedia of volcanoes

Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©2000.
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A comprehensive reference work about volcanoes and volcanic processes.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of volcanoes.
San Diego : Academic Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99062781
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haraldur Sigurdsson
ISBN: 9780080547985 0080547982 9786611019648 6611019642 1785396935 9781785396939
OCLC Number: 233574364
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 1417 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: Foreword / Robert D. Ballard --
Preface / The Editors --
Introduction / Haraldur Sigurdsson --
The History of Volcanology / Haraldur Sigurdsson --
pt. I. Origin and Transport of Magma --
Mantle of the Earth / Raymond Jeanloz --
Melting the Mantle / Paul D. Asimow --
Migration of Melt / Martha J. Daines --
Plate Tectonics and Volcanism / Michael R. Perfit and Jon P. Davidson --
Composition of Magmas / Nick Rogers and Chris Hawkesworth --
Origin of Magmas / Timothy L. Grove --
Volatiles in Magmas / Paul Wallace and Alfred T. Anderson, Jr. --
Physical Properties of Magmas / Frank J. Spera --
Magma Chambers / Bruce D. Marsh --
Rates of Magma Ascent / Malcolm J. Rutherford and James E. Gardner --
Plumbing Systems / Charles R. Carrigan --
Magma Ascent at Shallow Levels / Claude Jaupart. pt. II. Eruption --
Earth's Volcanoes and Eruptions: An Overview / Tom Simkin and Lee Siebert --
Sizes of Volcanic Eruptions / David M. Pyle --
Volcanic Episodes and Rates of Volcanism / Haraldur Sigurdsson. pt. III. Effusive Volcanism --
Basaltic Volcanoes and Volcanic Systems / George P.L. Walker --
Lava Flows and Flow Fields / Christopher R.J. Kilburn --
Lava Domes and Coulees / Jonathan H. Fink and Steven W. Anderson --
Lava Fountains and Their Products / John A. Wolff and Janet M. Sumner --
Basaltic Volcanic Fields / Charles B. Connor and F. Michael Conway --
Flood Basalt Provinces / Peter R. Hooper --
Submarine Lavas and Hyaloclastite / Rodey Batiza and James D.L. White --
Seamounts and Island Building / Ralf Schmidt and Hans-Ulrich Schmincke --
Subglacial Eruptions / John L. Smellie. pt. IV. Explosive Volcanism --
Magmatic Fragmentation / K.V. Cashman, B. Sturtevant and P. Papale / [and others] --
Phreatomagmatic Fragmentation / Meghan Morrissey, Bernd Zimanowski and Kenneth Wohletz / [and others] --
Hawaiian and Strombolian Eruptions / S. Vergniolle and M. Mangan --
Vulcanian Eruptions / Meghan M. Morrissey and Larry G. Mastin --
Plinian and Subplinian Eruptions / Raffaello Cioni, Paola Marianelli and Roberto Santacroce / [and others] --
Surtseyan and Related Phreatomagmatic Eruptions / James D.L. White and Bruce Houghton --
Phreatoplinian Eruptions / B.F. Houghton, C.J.N. Wilson and R.T. Smith / [and others] --
Volcanic Plumes / Steven Carey and Marcus Bursik --
Pyroclast Transport and Deposition / Colin J.N. Wilson and Bruce F. Houghton --
Pyroclastic Fall Deposits / B.F. Houghton, C.J.N. Wilson and D.M. Pyle --
Pyroclastic Surges and Blasts / Greg A. Valentine and Richard V. Fisher --
Ignimbrites and Block-and-Ash Flow Deposits / A. Freundt, C.J.N. Wilson and S.N. Carey --
Lahars / James W. Vallance --
Debris Avalanches / Tadahide Ui, Shinji Takarada and Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto --
Volcaniclastic Sedimentation Around Island Arcs / Steven Carey --
Calderas / Peter W. Lipman --
Composite Volcanoes / Jon Davidson and Shan De Silva --
Scoria Cones and Tuff Rings / Dirk Vespermann and Hans-Ulrich Schmincke. pt. V. Extraterrestrial Volcanism --
Volcanism on the Moon / Paul D. Spudis --
Volcanism on Io / Rosaly Lopes-Gautier --
Volcanism on Venus / L.S. Crumpler and Jayne G. Aubele --
Volcanism on Mars / James R. Zimbelman --
Cryovolcanism in the Outer Solar System / Paul Geissler. pt. VI. Volcanic Interactions --
Volcanic Gases / Pierre Delmelle and John Stix --
Geothermal Systems / Fraser Goff and Cathy J. Janik --
Surface Manifestations of Geothermal Systems with Volcanic Heat Sources / Manfred P. Hochstein and Patrick R.L. Browne --
Deep Ocean Hydrothermal Vents / David A. Butterfield --
Volcanic Lakes / Pierre Delmelle and Alain Bernard --
Mineral Deposits Associated with Volcanism / Noel C. White and Richard J. Herrington. pt. VII. Volcanic Hazards --
Volcanic Ash Hazards to Aviation / T.P. Miller and T.J. Casadevall --
Volcanic Aerosol and Global Atmospheric Effects / Michael J. Mills --
Hazards from Pyroclastic Flows and Surges / Setsuya Nakada --
Lava Flow Hazards / Donald W. Peterson and Robert I. Tilling --
The Hazard from Lahars and Jokulhlaups / Kelvin S. Rodolfo --
Hazards of Volcanic Gases / Glyn Williams-Jones and Hazel Rymer --
Volcanic Tsunamis / James E. Beget --
Volcanic Seismicity / Stephen R. McNutt --
Impacts of Eruptions on Human Health / Peter J. Baxter --
Volcanic Contributions to the Carbon and Sulfur Geochemical Cycles and Global Change / Michael A. Arthur --
The Ecology of Volcanoes: Recovery and Reassembly of Living Communities / Ian W.B. Thornton --
Volcanism and Biotic Extinctions / Michael R. Rampino and Stephen Self. pt. VIII. Eruption Response and Mitigation --
Seismic Monitoring / Stephen R. McNutt --
Ground Deformation, Gravity, and Magnetics / John B. Murray, Hazel Rymer and Corinne A. Locke --
Gas, Plume, and Thermal Monitoring / John Stix and Helene Gaonac'h --
Synthesis of Volcano Monitoring / Stephen R. McNutt, Hazel Rymer and John Stix --
Volcano Warnings / Christopher G. Newhall --
Volcanic Crises Management / Servando De La Cruz-Reyna, Roberto Meli P. and Roberto Quaas W. --
Volcanic Hazards and Risk Management / Russell Blong --
Risk Education and Intervention / David Johnston and Kevin Ronan. pt. IX. Economic Benefits and Cultural Aspects of Volcanism --
Exploitation of Geothermal Resources / Stefan Arnorsson --
Volcanic Soils / Chien-Lu Ping --
Volcanic Materials in Commerce and Industry / Jonathan Dehn and Stephen R. McNutt --
Volcanoes and Tourism / Haraldur Sigurdsson and Rosaly Lopes-Gautier --
Archaeology and Volcanism / Stephen L. Harris --
Volcanoes in Art / Haraldur Sigurdsson --
Volcanoes in Literature and Film / Haraldur Sigurdsson and Rosaly Lopes-Gautier --
App. 1. Common units and conversion factors --
App. 2. Catalog of Historically Active Volcanoes on Earth / Tom Simkin and Lee Siebert.
Other Titles: Credo Reference
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Haraldur Sigurdsson ; associate editors, Bruce F. Houghton [and others] ; foreword by Robert D. Ballard.


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