Copahue Volcano

  • Franco Tassi
  • Orlando Vaselli
  • Alberto Tomas Caselli

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Geology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Folguera, E. Rojas Vera, L. Vélez, J. Tobal, D. Orts, M. Agusto et al.
      Pages 3-22
    3. F. L. Bonali, C. Corazzato, F. Bellotti, G. Groppelli
      Pages 23-45
  3. Eruptive History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. A. T. Caselli, M. L. Velez, M. Agusto, C. Liccioli, O. Vaselli
      Pages 49-59
    3. A. Caselli, M. Agusto, M. L. Velez, P. Forte, C. Bengoa, R. Daga et al.
      Pages 61-77
  4. Petrology and Geochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. J. C. Varekamp, J. E. Zareski, L. M. Camfield, E. Todd
      Pages 81-117
    3. A. Rodríguez, J. C. Varekamp, M. J. van Bergen, T. J. Kading, P. Oonk, C. H. Gammons et al.
      Pages 141-172
  5. Volcano Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. M. L. Velez, P. Euillades, M. Blanco, L. Euillades
      Pages 175-198
    3. A. T. Caselli, C. Liccioli, F. Tassi
      Pages 239-254
  6. Volcano and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. L. C. Mas, G. R. Mas
      Pages 257-271
    3. A. M. Monasterio, F. Armijo, F. Maraver
      Pages 273-282

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive description of the volcanological, petrological and geochemical features of the Copahue volcano, located at the border between Argentina and Chile. Scientific studies are limited for this volcanic system, due to its remote location and difficult access in winter. However, Copahue is one of the most active volcanic systems in the southern Andes. Monitoring the volcano's activity is of utter importance, as it provides means of existence for the nearby village of the same name, hosting the world's highest-located hot-springs resort.
This book's aim is to present the current monitoring activities,  and to describe future research programs that are planned in order to mitigate volcanic hazards. Special attention is therefore devoted to the social and industrial activities close to the volcano, such as health therapies and geothermal energy exploitation.
In a special section, the Copahue volcano is presented as a terrestrial modern analog for early-Earth and Mars environments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Franco Tassi
    • 1
  • Orlando Vaselli
    • 2
  • Alberto Tomas Caselli
    • 3
  1. 1.Earth SciencesUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Earth SciencesUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.National University of Rio NegroGeneral RocaArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48004-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48005-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3589
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-7029
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