Hardcover: 390 pages
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House (15 April 1996)
Since the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, edifice instability and collapse have been recognised at numerous volcanoes, both currently active and within the geological record, and the phenomena are now recognised as normal occurrences within the life-cycles of all types of volcano.
This volume contains a selection of papers, which together form a representative cross-section of contemporary research into volcano instability both on Earth and other terrestrial bodies in the Solar System.
The papers are broadly grouped, with the first two summarising contemporary issues and addressing the development of volcano instability within the solar system. The following five papers focus upon the different ways in which a volcanic edifice may be destabilised and experience structural failure, while the succeeding four papers examine instability monitoring and hazard implications.
The bulk of the volume is devoted to the description and discussion of instability-related processes and products at specific volcanoes or volcanic regions, both submarine and subaerial and on Mars and Venus, while the final paper examines instabilities within the plumbing system of Stromboli volcano.