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Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans

Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans

W. E. LeMasurier (Editor), J. W. Thomson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66472-8

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

487 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 48.

This volume attempts to present both a comprehensive overview of the south polar and subpolar volcanic provinces, and summary data on the status of knowledge of each volcano or volcano group. This broad region, covering roughly 6% of the Earth's surface, is infrequently visited and yet truly international. Its geoscience literature is dispersed in many journals, monographs, symposium volumes, and expedition reports, in many nations, and we hope that this summary will make it more widely available. The preparation of the volume has been a project of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) through its Working Group on Antarctic Volcanology. It represents a substantial update and expansion of IAVCEI's 1960 Catalogue of Active Volcanoes for Antarctica (edited by W.H. Berninghausen and M. Neumann van Padang). The organization and format of the volume, conventions followed, and other items of information are presented below.

The Antarctic Research Series: Statement of Objectives
Board of Associate Editors XV

Preface
W. E. LeMasurier and J.W. Thomson xvii

Late Cenozoic Volcanism on the Antarctic Plate: An Overview
W. E. LeMasurier 1

A. McMURDO VOLCANIC GROUP-WESTERN ROSS EMBAYMENT

Introduction
P. R. Kyle 19

B. MARIE BYRD LAND

C. ALEXANDER ISLAND, PALMER LAND, AND ELLSWORTH LAND

D. GRAHAM LAND AND SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS

E. SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

F. OCEANIC ISLANDS ON THE ANTARCTIC PLATE

G. SUBANTARCTIC VOLCANOES OF THE PACIFIC PLATE

Index