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Author Schmincke, Hans-Ulrich.

Title Volcanism / Hans-Ulrich Schmincke.

Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  551.21 SCHM {Bund89 20200519}    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 324 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Plate Tectonics -- 3. Magma -- 4. Rheology, Magmatic Gases, Bubbles and Triggering of Eruptions -- 5. Mid-Ocean Ridges -- 6. Seamounts and Volcanic Islands -- 7. Continental Intraplate Volcanoes -- 8. Subduction Zone Volcanoes -- 9. Volcanic Edifices and Volcanic Deposits -- 10. Strombolian, Hawaiian and Plinian Eruptions and the Mount St. Helens Eruption 1980 -- 11. Pyroclastic Flows, Block and Ash Flows, Surges and the Laacher See Eruption -- 12. Fire and Water -- 13. Volcanic Hazards, Volcanic Catastrophes, and Disaster Mitigation -- 14. Volcanoes and Climate -- 15. Man and Volcanoes: The Benefits -- 16. Physical Units and Abbreviations -- 17. Glossary -- 18. References -- 19. Subject Index -- 20. Index of Geographical Names -- 21. Index of Names.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Volcanism.
ISBN 3540436502 (acid-free paper)