Volcanoes of the Azores Revealing the Geological Secrets of the Central Northern Atlantic Islands

The Azores archipelago consists of nine islands that emerge from the Azores Plateau in the Central Northern Atlantic, situated within the triple junction of the American, Eurasian and African lithosphere plates. Subaerial volcanic activity has been well known since the Pliocene and continues today,...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Kueppers, Ulrich (Editor), Beier, Christoph (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2018, 2018
Series:Active Volcanoes of the World
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The Azores archipelago consists of nine islands that emerge from the Azores Plateau in the Central Northern Atlantic, situated within the triple junction of the American, Eurasian and African lithosphere plates. Subaerial volcanic activity has been well known since the Pliocene and continues today, with several well-documented eruptions since the settlement of the islands in the fifteenth century. The origin of the Azores Plateau has been a matter of scientific debate and thus this book provides the first comprehensive overview of geological features in the Azores from volcanological, geochemical, petrological, paleontological, structural and hydrological perspectives
Physical Description:XV, 355 p. 146 illus., 121 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783642322266