The book presents current research into the effect that environmental conditions have on volcanic eruptions and the subsequent emplacement of volcanic products. This is accomplished through a series of chapters that investigate specific environments - both terrestrial and extraterrestrial - and the expression of volcanic materials found within those settings. Current state-of-the-art numerical, analytical and computer models are used in most chapters to provide robust, quantitative insights into how volcanoes behave in different environmental settings.
Readership: Upper level undergraduates and new graduates. The book is primarily a presentation of research results rather than a tutorial for the general public. Textbook or supplementary reading for courses in volcanology or comparative planetology at college/university level.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 537 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 14 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
`Throughout the past four decades of solar system exploration, volcanologists have argued that looking at other worlds could reveal secrets about how volcanoes work on earth. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to fully realize that promise. By combining volcanic observations from all of NASA's missions with field studies of `exotic' terrestrial lavas, Zimbelman and Gregg provide a comprehensive overview of how volcanoes' environments affect their behavior and vice versa. A stellar cast of contributors make this a must-read book for all students and fans of volcanoes.'
Jonathan Fink, Arizona State University
` ... an extraordinary resource for students of terrestrial and planetary volcanic processes. The involvement of volcanologists studying features and processes from such widely disparate environments is unprecedented. This book represents a timely contribution that will be useful for students and researchers at all levels of expertise with applicability to volcanic processes throughout the solar system.'
John Sinton, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii