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Advances in Volcanology

Volcano-Tectonic Processes

Authors: Acocella, Valerio

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  • Provides insights into the fast-growing topic at the edge of volcanology, structural geology, tectonics, and geodesy
  • Merges available knowledge on volcano-tectonics
  • Helps studies on forecasting volcanic eruptions
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Volcanoes have terrified and, at the same time, fascinated civilizations for thousands of years. Many aspects of volcanoes, most notably the eruptive processes and the compositional variations of magma, have been widely investigated for several decades and today constitute the core of any volcanology textbook. Nevertheless, in the last two decades, boosted by the availability of volcano monitoring data, there has been an increasing interest in the pre-eruptive processes related to the shallow accumulation and to the transfer of magma approaching the surface, as well as in the resulting structure of volcanoes. These are innovative and essential aspects of modern volcanology and, as driving volcanic unrest, their understanding also improves hazard assessment and eruption forecasting. So far, the significant progress made in unravelling these volcano-tectonic processes has not been supported by a comprehensive overview.
This monograph aims at filling this gap, describing the pre-eruptive processes related to the structure, deformation and tectonics of volcanoes, at the local and regional scale, in any tectonic setting. The monograph is organized into three sections (“Fundamentals”, “Magma migration towards the surface” and “The regional perspective”), consisting of thirteen chapters that are lavishly illustrated. The reader is accompanied in a journey within the volcano factory, discovering the processes associated with the shallow accumulation of magma and its transfer towards the surface, how these control the structure of volcanoes and their activity and, ultimately, improve our ability to estimate hazard and forecast eruption.
The potential readership includes any academic, researcher and upper undergraduate student interested in volcanology, magma intrusions, structural geology, tectonics, geodesy, as well as geology and geophysics in general.

About the authors

Valerio Acocella, professor of Volcano-Tectonics and Volcanic Risk at the University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, has been studying volcanoes worldwide for more than two decades, publishing approximately 150 scientific papers. He has coordinated large research projects on Etna and Campi Flegrei, as well as the IAVCEI Commission on Calderas. He has been serving as editor for several scientific journals and organizing sessions at many scientific meetings.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 117,69 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Volcano-Tectonic Processes
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Volcanology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65968-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65968-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65967-7
Series ISSN
2364-3277
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 552
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 337 illustrations in colour
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