Glaciovolcanism on Earth and Mars : products, processes and palaeoenvironmental significance [E-Book] / John L. Smellie, University of Leicester, Benjamin R. Edwards, Dickinson College, Pennsylvania.
Smellie, J. L., (author)
Edwards, Benjamin R., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
1 online resource (xii, 483 pages)
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The study of volcano-ice interactions, or 'glaciovolcanism', is a field experiencing exponential growth. This comprehensive volume presents a discussion of the distinctive processes and characteristics of glaciovolcanic eruptions, their products, and landforms, with reference to both terrestrial and Mars occurrences. Supported by abundant diagrams and photos from the authors' extensive collections, this book outlines where eruptions have occurred and will occur in the future on Earth, the resulting hazards that are unique to volcano-ice interactions, and how the deposits are used to unravel planetary palaeoclimatic histories. It has a practical focus on lithofacies, glaciovolcanic edifice morphometry and construction, and applications to palaeoenvironmental studies. Providing the first global summary of past and current work, this book also identifies those areas in need of further research, making this an ideal reference for academic researchers and postgraduate students, in the fields of volcanology, glaciology, planetary science and palaeoenvironmental studies.