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Copahue Volcano

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Complete report on the available scientific data of Copahue Volcano
A unique geological perspective based on direct observations of a volcano during an unrest
Copahue volcano is presented as a terrestrial modern analog for early-Earth and Mars environments

Series: Active Volcanoes of the World

By: Franco Tassi (Editor), Orlando Vaselli (Editor), Alberto Tomas Caselli (Editor)

293 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, tables


Paperback | Dec 2016 | #233227 | ISBN-13: 9783662511565
Available for pre-order: Due Dec 2016 Details
NHBS Price: £89.99 $114/€106 approx
Hardback | Oct 2015 | #224472 | ISBN-13: 9783662480045
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About this book

Copahue Volcano provides a comprehensive description of the volcanological, petrological and geochemical features of the Copahue volcano, located at the border between Argentina and Chile. Scientific studies are limited for this volcanic system, due to its remote location and difficult access in winter. However, Copahue is one of the most active volcanic systems in the southern Andes. Monitoring the volcano's activity is of utter importance, as it provides means of existence for the nearby village of the same name, hosting the world's highest-located hot-springs resort.

Copahue Volcano's aim is to present the current monitoring activities, and to describe future research programs that are planned in order to mitigate volcanic hazards. Special attention is therefore devoted to the social and industrial activities close to the volcano, such as health therapies and geothermal energy exploitation.

In a special section, the Copahue volcano is presented as a terrestrial modern analog for early-Earth and Mars environments.


- Geological history, tectonic setting, volcano-tectonic features
- Prehistoric, historic, major eruptions, characteristic activity, stratigraphy
- The 2000 eruption
- Magmatic source, petrography, crystal assemblage, differentiation history
- Gas & magma chemistry
- Volcano-seismicity monitoring
- Ground deformation monitoring
- Geochemical monitoring
- Risk assessment and mitigation

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