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Sulfur release from flood lava eruptions in the Veidevotn, Grimsvotn, and Katla volcanic systems, Iceland

Thordarson, T.; Self, S.; Miller, D.J.; Larsen, G. and Vilmundardottir, E.G. (2003). Sulfur release from flood lava eruptions in the Veidevotn, Grimsvotn, and Katla volcanic systems, Iceland. In: Oppenheimer, C.; Pyle, D.M. and Barclay, J. eds. Volcanic degassing. GSL Special Publications. London: GSL, pp. 103–123.

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Abstract

Book description: Humans have long marvelled at (and feared) the odorous and colourful manifestations of volcanic emissions, and, in some cases, have harnessed them for their economic value. The degassing process responsible for these phenomena is now understood to be one of the key factors influencing the timing and nature of volcanic eruptions. Moreover the surface emissions of these volatiles can have profound effects on the atmospheric and terrestrial environment, and climate. Even more fundamental are the relationships between the history of planetary outgassing, differentiation of the Earth’s interior, chemistry of the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and the origin and evolution of life. This book provides a compilation of 23 papers that investigate the behaviour of volatiles in magma, the feedbacks between degassing and magma dynamics, and the composition, flux, and environmental, atmospheric and climatic impacts of volcanic gas emissions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-86239-136-X, 978-1-86239-136-9
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 5107
Depositing User: Ashea Tambe
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5107
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