The Teide Volcanic Complex: Physical Environment and Geomorphology

  • Alejandro Rodriguez-Gonzalez
  • Raphaël Paris
  • Constantino Criado
  • Jose-Luis Fernandez-Turiel
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Part of the Active Volcanoes of the World book series (AVOLCAN)

Abstract

Teide volcano, nested inside the Las Cañadas Caldera, offers visitors a view on one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. This is due to a combination of a long volcanic history that ranges from the Quaternary Las Cañadas volcano to the historical Teide lava flows, as well as to the particular climatic and geomorphological setting in which Tenerife lies. In this chapter we review the morphological imprint of the main volcanic and structural features (massive flank failures, Teide stratovolcano and rift-zone growth) as well as the Late Pleistocene and Holocene non-volcanic landforms (aeolian and periglacial landforms, debris flows and alluvial fans), which provide a useful record of the morphodynamic history of Tenerife and the variable climate influences to which it is subject.

Keywords

Debris Flow Lava Flow Rift Zone Northern Flank Debris Flow Deposit 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors Acknowledge the Teide National Park for access to the areas investigated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Rodriguez-Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Raphaël Paris
    • 2
  • Constantino Criado
    • 3
  • Jose-Luis Fernandez-Turiel
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Física (GEOVOL)Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaCanary IslandsSpain
  2. 2.Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans UMR 6524 CNRS-UBP-IRDClermont-FerrandFrance
  3. 3.Departmento de GeografíaUniversidad de La LagunaCanary IslandsSpain
  4. 4.Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume AlmeraICTJA-CSICBarcelonaSpain

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