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Volcano Instability On The Earth and Other Planets

Product Code: SP110
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by W.J.McGuire, A.P. Jones & J.Neuberg
Publication Date: 31 May 1996
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Since the eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980, edifice instability and collapse have been recognized at numerous volcanoes, both currently active and within the geological record, and the phenomena are now recognized as normal occurrences within the life-cycle of all types of volcano. The papers are broadly grouped, with the first two summarizing contemporary issues and addressing the development of volcano instability within the Solar System. The following five papers focus upon the different ways in which a volcanic edifice may be destabilized and experience structural failure, while the succeeding four papers examine instability monitoring and hazard implications. The bulk of the volume is devoted to the description and discussion of instability-related processes and products at specific volcanoes or volcanic regions, both submarine, subaerial, and on Mars and Venus, while the final paper examines instabilities within the plumbing system of Stromboli volcano.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-60-8
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-60-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 389
Weight: 0.94 kg


Volcano instability: a review of contemporary themes • Volcano instability development: a planetary perspective • Evaluation of volcano flank instability triggered by dyke intrusion • Mutal influence of dyking and collapses at Stromboli Volcano, Italy • The influence of regional stresses on mechanical stability of volcanoes: Stromboli (Italy) • Hydrothermal pore fluid pressure and the stability of porous, permeable volcanoes • The role of basement in volcano deformation • Slope stability and eruption prediction on the eastern flank of Mount Etna • Tsunami waves generated by volcanic landslides: an assessment of the hazard associated with Kick 'em Jenny • A simple model for the genesis of large gravitational landslide hazards in the Canary Islands • Topographic characterization and monitoring of volcanoes via airborne laser altimetry • Coastal elevation changes in eastern Sicily: implications for volcano instability at Mount Etna • Recent seismicity of Mount Etna: implications for flank instability • Aseismic creep on faults and flank instability at Mount Etna volcano, Sicily • The boundaries of large-scale collapse on the flanks of Mount Etna, Sicily • Volcanological and structural evolution of Roccamonfina Volcano (Italy): origin of the summit caldera • Structural evolution of the Bracciano volcano-tectonic depression, Sabatini Volcanic District, Italy • Transport and emplacement mechanisms of mass-flow deposits on Monte Vulture volcano, Basilicata, Southern Italy • Recent uplift of Ischia, Southern Italy • Deception Island (Bransfield Strait, Antarctica): an example of volcanic caldera developed by extensional tectonics • Destructive mass movements associated with Quaternary volcanoes in Hokkaido, Japan • Turbidites from slope failure on Hawaiian volcanoes • Recurrent landsliding events on the submarine flank of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island) • Calderas on Mars: characteristics, structure, and associated flank deformation • Modified volcanic domes and associated debris aprons on Venus • Spectral analysis of volcanic tremor associated with the 1993 paroxysmal events at Stromboli


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