Series: Developments in Volcanology

Elsevier's Developments in Volcanology book series is designed to provide a comprehensive source of detailed information on all aspects of volcanology, including, (1) Geochemistry (e.g. geochemistry of volcanic rocks, gases and related products); (2) Petrology (e.g. magma genesis and evolution, petrology of volcanic rocks); (3) Geophysics (e.g., physical properties of volcanic rocks and magmas, volcanic seismology, physical volcanology, heat flow studies); and (4) Volcanic Hazards (e.g. volcanic gases and the atmosphere, volcanic risks). It is expected that 2 or more new volumes will be published in the series each year.
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Book Series: Caldera Volcanism

Most recent volume

Volume 10. Caldera Volcanism

Published: 28th May 2008 Editors: Joachim Gottsmann Joan Marti
This volume aims at providing answers to some puzzling questions concerning the formation and the behavior of collapse calderas by exploring our current understanding of these complex geological processes. Addressed are problems such as: - How do collapse calderas form? - What are the conditions to create fractures and slip along them to initiate caldera collapse and when are these conditions fulfilled? - How do these conditions relate to explosive volcanism? - Most products of large caldera-forming eruptions show evidence for pre-eruptive reheating. Is this a pre-requisite to produce large volume eruptions and large calderas? - What are the time-scales behind caldera processes? - How long does it take magma to reach conditions ripe enough to generate a caldera-forming eruption? - What is the mechanical behavior of magma chamber walls during caldera collapse? Elastic, viscoelastic, or rigid? - Do calderas form by underpressure following a certain level of magma withdrawal from a reservoir, or by magma chamber loading due to deep doming (underplating), or both? - How to interpret unrest signals in active caldera systems? - How can we use information from caldera monitoring to forecast volcanic phenomena? In the form of 14 contributions from various disciplines this book samples the state-of-the-art of caldera studies and identifies still unresolved key issues that need dedicated cross-boundary and multidisciplinary efforts in the years to come.

Additional volumes

Volume 9. Volcanism in the Campania Plain

Published: 22nd June 2006 Series Volume Editor: Benedetto DeVivo

Volume 8. Vesuvius

Published: 7th June 2006 Editor: Flavio Dobran

Volume 7. The South Aegean Active Volcanic Arc

Published: 13th September 2005 Editors: M. Fytikas G. Vougioukalakis

Volume 5. Melt Inclusions in Volcanic Systems

Published: 10th July 2003 Editors: B. De Vivo R.J. Bodnar