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Active Volcanoes of the World

Active Volcanoes of the Southwest Indian Ocean

Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala

Editors: Bachelery, P., Lenat, J.-F., Di Muro, A., Michon, L. (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art advances of the geological setting of Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala (two shield volcanoes in the southwest Indian Ocean) Piton de la Fournaise is certainly one of the most studied volcanoes in the world Work presents geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological aspects as well as studies on physical geography, natural hazards and the sociological and behavioural approaches

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Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala are both shield volcanoes in the southwest Indian Ocean. This publication summarizes the work done on these very active basaltic volcanoes. Piton de la Fournaise has a long history of scientific research and monitoring, with many data collected during recent eruptions. It is certainly one of the most studied volcanoes in the world. The work presented in this monograph includes geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological aspects, but also studies on physical geography, natural hazards and the sociological and behavioural approaches.'

The Karthala volcano may be less well known, but it serves as an interesting comparison to Piton de la Fournaise. Although situated close to the volcanoes of Hawaii, it differs from them by its more alkaline magmas and less frequent activity. It was also monitored for more than 25 years, producing extraordinary eruptions in recent years.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • A Brief History of the Observation of the Central Area of Piton de la Fournaise

    Lénat, Jean-François

    Pages 3-21

  • Geodynamic Setting of La Réunion

    Lénat, Jean-François

    Pages 23-30

  • Construction of La Réunion

    Lénat, Jean-François

    Pages 31-44

  • Geology and Morphostructural Evolution of Piton de la Fournaise

    Michon, Laurent (et al.)

    Pages 45-59

  • Groundwater Resources on Active Basaltic Volcanoes: Conceptual Models from La Réunion Island and Grande Comore

    Join, Jean-Lambert (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: December 15, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50957-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Active Volcanoes of the Southwest Indian Ocean
Book Subtitle
Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala
Editors
  • Patrick Bachelery
  • Jean-François Lenat
  • Andrea Di Muro
  • Laurent Michon
Series Title
Active Volcanoes of the World
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31395-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31395-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31394-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50957-9
Series ISSN
2195-3589
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 428
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
Topics