Guilbaud, M.-N.; Self, S.; Thordarson, T. and Blake, S.
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About the book: The vast majority of erupted magmas are emplaced as lava flows. Although not as devastating as large explosive eruptions, lava flows may cause significant damage. Understanding the physical and thermal processes that govern the flow and emplacement of lava (the dynamics) and the inference of the emplacement and flow history from features preserved in flows (the kinematics) are the subjects of this compilation of papers. The volume provides an overview of the current understanding of the physical, thermal, and chemical processes that govern the flow of lavas and the interpretation of prehistoric flows. The chapters encompass volcanological, petrological, and structural studies; approaches include numerical and experimental modeling, field studies, remote sensing, and hazard assessment using geographic information systems. An outstanding feature of this volume is the multidisciplinary content of the presented topics.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Blake|
|Date Deposited:||11 Aug 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2010 19:51|
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