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By Haraldur, ed. Sigurdsson

Volcanoes are certainly the most brilliant and awe-inspiring beneficial properties of the actual global. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic good looks and robust, if occasionally lethal, destructiveness.Notwithstanding the large advances in volcanology due to the fact that precedent days, a few of the secret surrounding volcanic eruptions continues to be this day. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our current wisdom of volcanoes. via its thematic association round the melting of the earth, it presents a entire resource of data at the multidisciplinary impacts of volcanic eruptions - either the damaging and the valuable elements.

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Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 21, 175–204. This . Page Intentionally Left Blank The History of Volcanology HARALDUR SIGURDSSON University of Rhode Island I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. eclogite An igneous rock with a mineralogy characterized by high-pressure minerals, but whose chemical composition corresponds to that of basalt. exothermic reaction A chemical reaction that produces heat. The early chemists proposed that exothermic chemical reactions deep within the Earth, such as reactions between sulfur and iron, or oxidation of the alkali metals could be the cause of heat and volcanic activity.

1988). ’’ Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Allegre, C. (1992). ’’ Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. Hawkesworth, C. , Hergt, J. , and McDermott, F. (1993). Mantle and slab contributions in arc magmas. Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 21, 175–204. This . Page Intentionally Left Blank The History of Volcanology HARALDUR SIGURDSSON University of Rhode Island I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. eclogite An igneous rock with a mineralogy characterized by high-pressure minerals, but whose chemical composition corresponds to that of basalt.

With a few percent of water dissolved under high pressure at depth, the magma begins to grow steam bubbles as it rises to the surface. The solubility of water decreases rapidly with decreasing pressure, and the volume fraction of the exsolving steam grows fast. If the bubbles are unable to rise and escape from the magmatic liquid, they will continue to expand until they burst and tear apart the magma into pyroclasts of ash and pumice. As the exsolution and volume expansion of water occur in the conduit of the volcano, this will result in a great 9 volume increase of the erupting magma mixture, propelling it out of the vent.

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