Analytical volcano deformation source models

Edited by: Daniel Dzurisin



Primary volcanic landforms are created by the ascent and eruption of magma. The ascending magma displaces and interacts with surrounding rock and fluids as it creates new pathways, flows through cracks or conduits, vesiculates, and accumulates in underground reservoirs. The formation of new pathways and pressure changes within existing conduits and reservoirs stress and deform the surrounding rock. Eruption products load the crust. The pattern and rate of surface deformation around volcanoes reflect the tectonic and volcanic processes transmitted to the surface through the mechanical properties of the crust.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Analytical volcano deformation source models
Chapter 8
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Publisher location Berlin
Contributing office(s) Volcano Hazards Program
Description 26 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Volcano deformation--Geodetic monitoring techniques
First page 279
Last page 304
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N