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: Introduction to Volcanic Seismology

Most recent volume

Volume 6. Introduction to Volcanic Seismology

Published: 14th December 2011 Author: Vyacheslav Zobin

Volcanic seismology represents the main, and often the only, tool to forecast volcanic eruptions and to monitor the eruption process. This book describes the main types of seismic signals at volcanoes, their nature and spatial and temporal distributions at different stages of eruptive activity. Following from the success of the first edition, published in 2003, the second edition consists of 19 chapters including significant revision and five new chapters. Organized into four sections, the book begins with an introduction to the history and topic of volcanic seismology, discussing the theoretical and experimental models that were developed for the study of the origin of volcanic earthquakes. The second section is devoted to the study of volcano-tectonic earthquakes, giving the theoretical basis for their occurrence and swarms as well as case stories of volcano-tectonic activity associated with the eruptions at basaltic, andesitic, and dacitic volcanoes. There were 40 cases of volcanic eruptions at 20 volcanoes that occurred all over the world from 1910 to 2005, which are discussed. General regularities of volcano-tectonic earthquake swarms, their participation in the eruptive process, their source properties, and the hazard of strong volcano-tectonic earthquakes are also described. The third section describes the theoretical basis for the occurrence of eruption earthquakes together with the description of volcanic tremor, the seismic signals associated with pyroclastic flows, rockfalls and lahars, and volcanic explosions, long-period and very-long-period seismic signals at volcanoes, micro-earthquake swarms, and acoustic events. The final section discuss the mitigation of volcanic hazard and include the methodology of seismic monitoring of volcanic activity, the examples of forecasting of volcanic eruptions by seismic methods, and the description of seismic activity in the regions of dormant volcanoes.

This book will be essential for students and practitioners of volcanic seismology to understand the essential elements of volcanic eruptions.

Additional volumes

Volume 10. Caldera Volcanism

Published: 28th May 2008 Editors: Joachim Gottsmann Joan Marti

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