Piton de los angeles Fournaise and Karthala are either guard volcanoes within the southwest Indian Ocean. This ebook summarizes the paintings performed on those very lively basaltic volcanoes. Piton de los angeles Fournaise has a protracted heritage of clinical examine and tracking, with many information accumulated in the course of contemporary eruptions. it truly is one among the main studied volcanoes on the planet. The paintings offered during this monograph comprises geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological elements, but additionally reports on actual geography, normal risks and the sociological and behavioural approaches.'
The Karthala volcano should be much less popular, however it serves as an attractive comparability to Piton de l. a. Fournaise. even if located on the subject of the volcanoes of Hawaii, it differs from them through its extra alkaline magmas and not more widespread job. It used to be additionally monitored for greater than 25 years, generating striking eruptions in recent times.
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