Volcanology

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This book is a substantially updated, revised and extended version of the book Volcanic Successions, published by Cas and Wright back in 1987. Divided into six major sections, it offers comprehensive information on magma properties; fragmentation processes; subaerial and subaqueous lava types and field textures; sub-volcanic intrusions; explosive or pyroclastic eruptions and deposits; surface sedimentary processes; hydrothermal alteration and lithification, and effects on volcanic rock textures; terminology and approaches to describing and mapping volcanic rocks and terrains; geology of volcanoes and facies models; volcanism and tectonic setting; and to conclude, volcanic-hosted resources. It is a highly up-to-date text, presenting a coherent flow of topics, together with excellent visual material to illustrate key points and deposit features.

The new authorship team consists of Ray Cas, Guido Giordano and John Wright, all of whom have extensive experience across the complete spectrum of volcanological processes and deposit types discussed in this exciting new book. The authors approach the diversity of products in volcanic terrains as facies, and use facies analysis and interpretation as a means of constructing facies models for different volcanic settings and their resources. The book is intended as a textbook and research reference book for senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and professionals alike.



Represents an updated and extended version of Cas & Wright Volcanic Successions from 1988

Features excellent visual materials

Can be used as a textbook for advanced courses in volcanology



Inhalt
Introduction.- Section A Introduction.- Introductory Concepts.- Magma Properties.- Influence of Environment on Volcanic Eruption Processes and Deposits.- Fragmentation Processes in Magmas, Volcanic Rocks and Settings: Distinguishing Characteristics of the Deposits.- Section B Lavas and Sub-Volcanic Intrusions.- Basalt and Other Low Viscosity Lavas Subaerial and Subaqueous.- High Viscosity Rhyolite, Dacite and andesite lavas Subaerial and Subaqueous.- Komatiites and Other Very Low Viscosity Lavas (Carbonatites, Sulfur Lavas).- Intrusions Distinguishing Them From Lavas.- Section C Explosive Eruptions, Processes and Deposits.- Explosive Eruption Columns and Fallout Deposits.- Pyroclastic Density Currents (Pyroclastic flows, surges) and Their Deposits.- Subaqueous Pyroclastic Density Currents and their Deposits.- Section D Secondary Processes in Volcanic Settings.- Surface Processes and Deposits in Volcanic Environments.- Syn- to Post-Emplacement Alteration Processes and their Effects on Rock Textures.- Section E The Big Picture: Putting it All Together.- Terminology for Volcanic Deposits and Rocks.- Volcanoes and Their Facies Models.- Volcanic Hosted Resources.- Volcanism and Tectonics.- Section F Appendices.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Volcanology
Untertitel
Processes, Deposits, Geology and Resources
Autor
EAN
9783319666129
ISBN
978-3-319-66612-9
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Springer, Berlin
Genre
Geowissenschaften
Gewicht
g
Größe
H254mm x B254mm x T178mm
Jahr
2022
Untertitel
Englisch
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