Volcanoes of the Azores

Revealing the Geological Secrets of the Central Northern Atlantic Islands

  • Ulrich Kueppers
  • Christoph Beier

Part of the Active Volcanoes of the World book series (AVOLCAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ulrich Kueppers, Christoph Beier
    Pages 1-2
  3. J. Miguel Miranda, J. Freire Luis, Nuno Lourenço
    Pages 89-100
  4. Neil C. Mitchell, Rachelle Stretch, Fernando Tempera, Marco Ligi
    Pages 101-126
  5. Sérgio P. Ávila, Ricardo S. Ramalho, Jörg M. Habermann, Jürgen Titschack
    Pages 155-196
  6. Patricia Larrea, Zilda França, Elisabeth Widom, Marceliano Lago
    Pages 197-249
  7. Christoph Beier, Karsten M. Haase, Philipp A. Brandl
    Pages 251-280
  8. Manuel A. Moreira, Pedro Madureira, João Mata
    Pages 281-299
  9. Paulo Antunes, M. Rosário Carvalho
    Pages 301-329
  10. Ulrich Kueppers, Christoph Beier, Felix S. Genske, Diogo Caetano
    Pages 331-355

About this book


The Azores archipelago consists of nine islands that emerge from the Azores Plateau in the Central Northern Atlantic, situated within the triple junction of the American, Eurasian and African lithosphere plates. Subaerial volcanic activity has been well known since the Pliocene and continues today, with several well-documented eruptions since the settlement of the islands in the fifteenth century. The origin of the Azores Plateau has been a matter of scientific debate and thus this book provides the first comprehensive overview of geological features in the Azores from volcanological, geochemical, petrological, paleontological, structural and hydrological perspectives.


Azorean Islands Azores Archipelago Azores Plateau Azores Volcanoes Biodiversity on Volcanoes Monitoring Techniques Natural Hazards Pyroclastic Currents Rift Zones Volcanology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Kueppers
    • 1
  • Christoph Beier
    • 2
  1. 1.Department für Geo- und UmweltwissenschaftenLudwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) MünchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.GeoZentrum NordbayernFriedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32225-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32226-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3589
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-7029
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