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Introduction to Volcanic Seismology

Series: Developments in Volcanology Volume: 6

By: Vyacheslav M Zobin(Author)

559 pages, b/w illustrations, tables


Paperback | Oct 2016 | Edition: 3 | #240093 | ISBN-13: 9780444636317
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Introduction to Volcanic Seismology, Third Edition covers all aspects of volcano seismology, specifically focusing on recent studies and developments. This new edition expands on the historical aspects, including updated information on how volcanic seismology was handled in the past (instrumentation, processing techniques, number of observatories worldwide) that is compared to present day tactics. Updated case studies can be found throughout Introduction to Volcanic Seismology, providing information from the most studied volcanoes in the world, including those in Iceland.

Additional features include descriptions of analog experiments, seismic networks, both permanent and temporal, and the link between volcanoes, plate tectonics, and mantle plumes. Beginning with an introduction to the history of volcanic seismology, the book then discusses models developed for the study of the origin of volcanic earthquakes of both a volcano-tectonic and eruption nature. In addition, the book covers a variety of topics from the different aspects of volcano-tectonic activity, the seismic events associated with the surface manifestations of volcanic activity, descriptions of eruption earthquakes, volcanic tremor, seismic noise of pyroclastic flows, explosion earthquakes, and the mitigation of volcanic hazards.

Praise for the first edition:

"[...]This book will be on the shelves of every geophysicist. I am delighted to report that it is useful, fun to read, full of information and worth rereading."
– C. Lomnitz, Natural Hazards


Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Seismicity at Volcanoes
Chapter 3. Fundamentals of Volcanic Seismology
Chapter 4. Origin of Volcano-Tectonic Earthquakes
Chapter 5. Volcano-Tectonic Earthquakes at Basaltic Volcanoes: Case Studies
Chapter 6. Volcano-Tectonic Earthquakes at Andesitic Volcanoes: Case Studies
Chapter 7. Volcano-Tectonic Earthquakes at Dacitic Volcanoes: Case Studies
Chapter 8. General Properties of Volcano-Tectonic Earthquake Swarms
Chapter 9. Source Properties of Volcano-Tectonic Earthquakes
Chapter 10. Significant Volcano-Tectonic Earthquakes and Their Role in Volcanic Processes
Chapter 11. Origin of Eruption Earthquakes
Chapter 12. Volcanic Tremor
Chapter 13. Seismic Signals Associated With Pyroclastic Flows, Rockfalls, and Lahars
Chapter 14. Seismic Signals Associated With Volcanic Explosions
Chapter 15. Long-Period and Very-Long-Period Seismic Signals at Volcanoes
Chapter 16. Swarms of Microearthquakes Associated With Effusive and Explosive Activity at Volcanoes
Chapter 17. Acoustic Waves Generated by Volcanic Eruptions
Chapter 18. Seismic Monitoring of Volcanic Activity and Forecasting of Volcanic Eruptions
Chapter 19. Seismic Activity at Dormant Volcanic Structures: A Problem of Failed Eruption
Chapter 20. The Seismic Signals Associated With the Natural Seismicity of Geothermal Structures Within Volcanic Environment

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Dr. Vyacheslav Zobin began his scientific carrier in the Soviet Union as a research scientist at the Institute of Volcanology in Kamchatka where worked for about 30 years. Beginning from 1993, he moved to Mexico as professor and research scientist at the Volcano Observatory, University of Colima, Mexico. During his 45-year activity in seismology and volcanology, Dr. Zobin published more than 150 research articles in the areas of volcanic seismology and seismic hazard. He published five books written in three languages: Russian, Spanish and English.

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