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Active Volcanoes of the World

Poás Volcano

The Pulsing Heart of Central America Volcanic Zone

Editors: Tassi, Franco, Vaselli, Orlando, Mora-Amador, Raul (Eds.)

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  • A multidisciplinary description of Poás Volcano and its role in the society of a developing country in Central America
  • Up-to-date report on the geochemical and geophysical monitoring of the volcano
  • Photos and detailed description of the 2009 volcanic crisis after the Chichona earthquake
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This book provides a comprehensive description of the volcanological, petrological and geochemical features of the Poás Volcano (Costa Rica), one of the most active volcanic systems in Central America and part of the Central America Volcanic Arc (CAVA). Poás Volcano hosts a unique sulfur lake, which actually is one of the world's most acidic lakes, and has experienced molten sulfur eruptions. Past investigations, current monitoring activities and planned programs of investigation into lessening of the volcanic hazard are reported here. Specific sections of the monograph will be devoted to the impact of this volcano on the social, agricultural and industrial activities in the area. Legends and popular traditions related to this volcano will be described in the last chapter to round up a complete scientific review on this unique volcanic system.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Overview of the Tectonics and Geodynamics of Costa Rica

    Pages 1-12

    Vannucchi, Paola (et al.)

  • Geochemical and Geochronological Characterisation of the Poas Stratovolcano Stratigraphy

    Pages 13-43

    Ruiz, Paulo (et al.)

  • The Extraordinary Sulfur Volcanism of Poás from 1828 to 2018

    Pages 45-78

    Mora Amador, Raúl Alberto (et al.)

  • Coseismic Landslide Susceptibility Analysis Using LiDAR Data PGA Attenuation and GIS: The Case of Poás Volcano, Costa Rica, Central America

    Pages 79-118

    Ruiz, Paulo (et al.)

  • Seismicity of Poás Volcano, Costa Rica

    Pages 119-134

    Fernández-Arce, Mario (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02156-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02155-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poás Volcano
Book Subtitle
The Pulsing Heart of Central America Volcanic Zone
Editors
  • Franco Tassi
  • Orlando Vaselli
  • Raul Mora-Amador
Series Title
Active Volcanoes of the World
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02156-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02156-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02155-3
Series ISSN
2195-3589
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 317
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 110 illustrations in colour
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