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Title Active volcanoes of the Southwest Indian Ocean : Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala / edited by Patrick Bachelery, Jean-Francois Lenat, Andrea Di Muro, Laurent Michon.
Imprint Heidelberg : Springer, 2013.

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Series Active volcanoes of the world
Active volcanoes of the world.
Subject Volcanoes -- Réunion.
Volcanoes -- Comoros.
Fournaise, Piton de la (Réunion)
Karthala, Mount (Comoros)
Alt Name Bachèlery, Patrick,
Lénat, Jean-François,
Di Muro, Andrea,
Michon, Laurent,
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Preface; Contents; Part IPiton de la Fournaise Volcano; 1 A Brief History of the Observation of the Central Area of Piton de la Fournaise; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Early Observations at the Beginning of the Island's Colonization; 1.3 Visits and Descriptions by Inhabitants and Naturalists During the 19th Century; 1.4 Observations During the 20th Century; 1.5 Modern Observations: Piton de La Fournaise Volcanological Observatory; Acknowledgments; References; 2 Geodynamic Setting of La R00E9union; Abstract; 2.1 Regional Tectonic Setting; 2.2 La R00E9union and the Surrounding Lithosphere.
2.2.1 Characteristics of the Oceanic Compartment of La R00E9union2.2.1.1 Bathymetry Anomaly; Gravity and Magnetic Patterns; Gravity; Magnetics; Seamounts and Sediments of the Oceanic Plate; References; 3 Construction of La R00E9union; Abstract; 3.1 La R00E9union Edifice; 3.2 Basement Geometry; 3.3 Infrastructure of the Submarine Flanks; 3.4 Internal Structures of the Volcanoes; 3.4.1 Piton Des Neiges; 3.4.2 Les Aliz00E9s Volcano; 3.4.3 Piton de La Fournaise; 3.5 Synthesis of the Construction of La R00E9union; Acknowledgements; References.
4 Geology and Morphostructural Evolution of Piton de la FournaiseAbstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Morphology; 4.3 Volcano-Tectonic Structures; 4.3.1 Collapse Structures; 4.3.2 Rift Zones; 4.4 Geological Evolution; 4.4.1 The Ancient Piton de la Fournaise; 4.4.2 The Recent Shield of Piton de la Fournaise; 4.5 Synthesis; References; 5 Groundwater Resources on Active Basaltic Volcanoes: Conceptual Models from La R00E9union Island and Grande Comore; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Climatology of La R00E9union: The Case of Piton de la Fournaise.
5.3 Groundwater Bodies: Typology, Geological, Hydrodynamical and Geochemical Aspects5.3.1 Hydrogeological Analogy Between the Islands of Grande Comore and La R00E9union; 5.3.2 The Coastal Area; 5.3.3 The Inland Domain; 5.3.4 Hydrochemical Aspects; 5.3.5 Continuity Between Littoral Basal Groundwater and Deep Groundwater of High Elevation Zones; 5.4 Hydrogeological Modelling of Piton de la Fournaise; 5.5 Synthesis; References; 6 Erosion and Volcaniclastic Sedimentation at Piton de la Fournaise: From Source to Deep Marine Environment; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction.
6.2 Geological and Climatic Settings6.2.1 Geological Settings of La R00E9union Island; 6.2.2 Climatic Settings of La R00E9union Island and Erosion Conditions; 6.3 The Submarine Flanks of La R00E9union Volcanic Edifice; 6.4 Onland Morphological Features of Piton de la Fournaise; 6.5 Morphology of the Submarine Flank of Piton de la Fournaise; 6.6 Onland Sediment Production and Transport from the High Relief to the Coastal Areas; 6.6.1 Lava Flows Fragmentation; 6.6.2 Landslides; 6.6.3 Quantitative Approach of Erosional Processes; 6.7 Sedimentary Deposits and Processes on the Submarine Flanks.
Summary This book examines Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala, two shield volcanoes. It presents geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological aspects as well as studies on physical geography, natural hazards and the sociological and behavioural approaches.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783642313950 (electronic bk.)
3642313957 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 922925862
Additional Format Print version: Active volcanoes of the Southwest Indian Ocean 9783642313943 (OCoLC)850177092