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Volcanic eruptions and their repose, unrest, precursors, and timing / Committee on Improving Understanding of Volcanic Eruptions, Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
xii, 122 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary note:
"Volcanic eruptions are common, with more than 50 volcanic eruptions in the United States alone in the past 31 years. These eruptions can have devastating economic and social consequences, even at great distances from the volcano. Fortunately many eruptions are preceded by unrest that can be detected using ground, airborne, and spaceborne instruments. Data from these instruments, combined with basic understanding of how volcanoes work, form the basis for forecasting eruptions--where, when, how big, how long, and the consequences."--Publisher's Web site.
Notes:
"A consensus study report of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine."
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-111).
Contents:
Introduction -- How do volcanoes work? -- Forecasting eruptions -- How do Earth systems interact with eruptions? -- Strengthening volcano science -- Grand challenges in volcano science.
Subject(s):
Volcanic activity prediction [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780309454124 (paperback)
  • 0309454123 (paperback)
OCLC:
1002282503
Sponsor:
RCP:
C - S