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Morphology, surface structures, and emplacement of lavas produced by Laki, A.D. 1783–1784

Guilbaud, M.-N.; Self, S.; Thordarson, T. and Blake, S. (2005). Morphology, surface structures, and emplacement of lavas produced by Laki, A.D. 1783–1784. In: Manga, Michael and Ventura, Guido eds. Kinematics and dynamics of lava flows. Geological Society of America Special Paper (396). USA: Geological Society of America, pp. 81–102.

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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
ISBN: 0-8137-2396-5, 978-0-8137-2396-9
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 4206
Depositing User: Stephen Blake
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 16:00
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