Pyroclastic Rocks

  • Richard V. Fisher
  • Hans-Ulrich Schmincke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 1-10
  3. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 11-34
  4. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 35-58
  5. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 59-88
  6. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 89-124
  7. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 125-162
  8. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 163-185
  9. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 186-230
  10. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 231-264
  11. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 265-296
  12. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 297-311
  13. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 312-345
  14. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 346-382
  15. Richard V. Fisher, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 383-409
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 410-472

About this book

Introduction

Pyroclastic Rocks is the first modern comprehensive treatment of what they are and how they were formed. The subject is discussed against a background of plate tectonics theory and modern advances in volcanology, sedimentology and igneous petrology. The book provides a thorough discussion of magmatic volatiles and pyroclastic processes as well as magma-water interactions. Most of the book is concerned with the wide spectrum of pyroclastic rocks formed on land and under water and by fallout and various flowage mechanisms. Diagenetic processes by which pyroclastic particles are transformed into rocks are discussed in detail. The stratigraphic and tectonic importance of pyroclastic rocks are illustrated using selected case histories. This uniquely integrated account of pyroclastic processes, particles and rocks will prove a valuable aid in reconstructing dynamic aspects of earth evolution as well as predicting future volcanic hazards; understanding sedimentary basins containing petroleum and gas deposits; locating ore deposits in volcanic complexes and heat sources in geothermal prospecting; and facilitating stratigraphic analysis in complex volcanic terrains.

Keywords

classification diagenesis environment evolution gas ore deposit petrology plate tectonics sediment sedimentation sedimentology stratigraphy tectonics water

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard V. Fisher
    • 1
  • Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Institut für MineralogieRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74864-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51341-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74864-6
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