Volcanoes Global Perspectives

ISBN-10: 1405162503
ISBN-13: 9781405162500
Edition: 2010
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 550
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Paula McGee is Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health at Birmingham City University, where she researches and teaches about advanced practice.

Richard W. Hazlett is the winner of 1996 and 2001 Wig Awards for teaching excellence at Pomona College. He is the first Stephen M. Pauley Chair in Environmental Analysis at the college, receiving this appointment in 2001. His main research interests involve volcanic stratigraphy, igneous petrology and resources, but most recently has been exploring land use issues focusing on the American West. Dr. Hazlett styles himself as transitioning from hard-core geology to environmental studies with a land use/natural resource emphasis. He is a co-author with Bernard Pipkin and Dee D. Trent on GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT and the script author of the EARTH REVEALED telecourse series.

Preface
Introduction
Eruptions, Jargon, and History
A 'grey volcano' in eruption - Galunggung - 1982
A 'red volcano' in eruption - Kilauea - 1974
Some basic terminology
History of volcanology
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
The Big Picture
Global Perspectives - Plate Tectonics and Volcanism
Birth of a theory
Volcanoes along divergent plate boundaries
Volcanoes along convergent plate boundaries
Intraplate volcanoes
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
The Nature of Magma - Where Volcanoes Come From
Origins of magma
The physics and chemistry of melting
Classification of magma and igneous rocks
Principal magma types
Magmatic and volcanic gases
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
The Physical Properties of Magma and Why it Erupts
Magma temperatures
Magma rheology
Magma ascent and emplacement
'Frozen magma' - subvolcanic intrusives
Triggers for volcanic eruptions - why volcanoes erupt
Repose intervals
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Volcanic Eruptions And Their Products
Classifying Volcanic Eruptions
Rittman diagrams
Lacroix classification system
Geze classification diagram
Volcanic explosivity index VEI
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Effusive Volcanic Eruptions and Their Products
Surface textures - Pahoehoe and Effusive eruption types
Pahoehoe surface structures
Pahoehoe internal structures
Aa surfaces and structures
Block lavas
Radiocarbon dating of prehistoric lava flows
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
An Overview of Explosive Eruptions and Their Products
Ejecta classification
Explosive eruption styles and their products
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
A Closer Look at Large-scale Explosive Eruptions
Measuring the sizes of Plinian eruptions
Plinian eruption dynamics
Pyroclastic density currents (PDCs)
PDC flow regimes
Phreatoplinian eruptions
Precursors to Plinian eruptions
Super-eruptions
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Volcanic Landforms And Settings
Constructional (Positive)Volcanic Landforms
Large igneous provinces
Shield volcanoes
Composite volcanoes
Minor volcanic landforms
Volcano old age and extinction
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Negative
Volcanic Landforms - Craters and Calderas
Small craters
Calderas
Subcaldera intrusions
Post-caldera resurgence
Volcano-tectonic depressions
Caldera formation mechanisms
Caldera roots - relationships to plutonic rocks
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Mass-wasting Processes and Products
Landslides and avalanche
Lahars and hyperconcentrated flows
Lahar dynamics
Lahar facies
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Volcanoes Unseen and Far Away
Submarine and subglacial volcanoes - the meeting of fire, water, and ice
Extraterrestrial volcanoes
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Humanistic Volcanology
Volcanoes: Life, Climate, and Human History
Volcanoes and the origin of life
Volcanoes, atmosphere, and climate
Volcanic influence on soil fertility and agriculture
Volcanoes and human history
Social impact of volcanic eruptions
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Volcanic Hazards and Risk - Monitoring and Mitigation
Hazards and risk
Volcanic hazards
Volcanic risk
Volcanic crisis management
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Economic Volcanology
Earth energy relationships
Volcano energy
Geothermal power
Volcanoes and ore deposits
Other useful volcanic materials
Additional reading
Questions for thought, study, and discussion
Epilogue: The Future of Volcanology
References
Index

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