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Title Teide volcano : geology and eruptions of a highly differentiated oceanic stratovolcano / edited by Juan Carlos Carracedo, Valentin Troll
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Series Active volcanoes of the world
Active volcanoes of the world.
Contents From Myth to Science: The Contribution of Mount Teide to the Advancement of Volcanology / Juan Carlos Carracedo, Valentin R. Troll -- Geological and Geodynamic Context of the Teide Volcanic Complex / Juan Carlos Carracedo, Francisco J. Perez-Torrado -- The Teide Volcanic Complex: Physical Environment and Geomorphology / Alejandro Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Raphaël Paris, Constantino Criado -- Structural and Geological Elements of Teide Volcanic Complex: Rift Zones and Gravitational Collapses / Juan Carlos Carracedo, Valentin R. Troll -- Pre-Teide Volcanic Activity on the Northeast Volcanic Rift Zone / Valentin R. Troll, Frances M. Deegan, Audray Delcamp -- Dating the Teide Volcanic Complex: Radiometric and Palaeomagnetic Methods / Hervé Guillou [and others] -- Volcanic History and Stratigraphy of the Teide Volcanic Complex / Juan Carlos Carracedo, Hervé Guillou, Francisco J. Perez-Torrado -- The Last 2 ky of Eruptive Activity of the Teide Volcanic Complex: Features and Trends / Juan Carlos Carracedo -- Timing, Distribution and Petrological Evolution of the Teide-Pico Viejo Volcanic Complex / Sebastian Wiesmaier, Valentin R. Troll, Eduardo Rodríguez-Badiola -- Magmatic Differentiation in the Teide-Pico Viejo Succession: Isotope Analysis as a Key to Deciphering the Origin of Phonolite Magma / Sebastian Wiesmaier, Valentin R. Troll, Juan Carlos Carracedo -- Magma Mixing in the 1100 AD Montaña Reventada Composite Lava Flow: Interaction of Rift Zone and Central Complex Magmatism / Sebastian Wiesmaier, Frances M. Deegan, Valentin R. Troll -- Eruptive Styles at the Teide Volcanic Complex / Francisco J. Perez-Torrado, Juan Carlos Carracedo -- Geophysical Investigations of the Teide Volcanic Complex / Vicente Soler-Javaloyes, Juan Carlos Carracedo -- Geological Hazards in the Teide Volcanic Complex / Juan Carlos Carracedo, Alejandro Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Summary Teide Volcano has many different meanings: For the Guanche aborigines, who endured several of its eruptions, it was Echeide (Hell). Early navigators had in Teide, a lifesaving widely visible landmark that was towering over the clouds. For the first explorers, Teide was a challenging and dangerous climb, since it was thought that Teide's peak was so high that from its summit the sun was too close and far too hot to survive. Teide was considered the highest mountain in the world at that time and measuring its height precisely was a great undertaking and at the time of global scientific significance. For von Buch, von Humboldt, Lyell and other great 18th and19th century naturalists, Teide helped to shape a new and now increasingly 'volcanic' picture, where the origin of volcanic rocks (from solidified magma) slowly casted aside Neptunism and removed some of the last barriers for the development of modern Geology and Volcanology as the sciences we know today. For the present day population of Tenerife, living on top of the world's third tallest volcanic structure on the planet, Teide has actually become "Padre Teide", a fatherly protector and an emblematic icon of Tenerife, not to say of the Canaries as a whole. The UNESCO acknowledged this iconic and complex volcano, as "of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands". Today, 'Teide National Park' boasts 4 Million annual visitors including many 'volcano spotters' and is a spectacular natural environment which most keep as an impression to treasure and to never forget. For us, the editors of this book, Teide is all of the above; a 'hell of a job', a navigation point on cloudy days, a challenge beyond imagination, a breakthrough in our understanding of oceanic volcanism that has shaped our way of thinking about volcanoes, and lastly, Teide provides us with a reference point from where to start exploring other oceanic volcanoes in the Canaries and beyond. Here we have compiled the different aspects and the current understanding of this natural wonder
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Geology -- Canary Islands -- Tenerife.
Volcanism -- Canary Islands -- Tenerife.
Teide, Pico de (Canary Islands)
Form Electronic book
Author Carracedo, J. C. (Juan Carlos)
Troll, V. R.
ISBN 364225893X (electronic bk.)
9783642258930 (electronic bk.)