The Geology of the Canary Islands

The Geology of the Canary Islands
Author: Valentin R. Troll,Juan Carlos Carracedo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2016-05-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128096642

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The Geology of the Canary Islands provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description on how to approach a site and where to park with GPS locations provided. The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate, submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub- aerial shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses. Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide, this book is essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe. Includes a forward by Prof. C. J. Stillman (Trinity College Dublin), a leading expert on the volcanology and geology of the Canary Islands Features 500 full color images, coupled with in-depth introductory text and a chapter on each island, followed by 27 guided excursions that include all of the seven islands of the archipelago Familiarizes the reader with the variety of volcanic landforms and eruptive products in the Canary Islands and provides practical support in recognition, recording, and interpretation Develops understanding of growth, evolution, and destruction of ocean island volcanoes, promoting temporal and spatial thinking within a given geological framework

Biogeography and Ecology in the Canary Islands

Biogeography and Ecology in the Canary Islands
Author: G. Kunkel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789401015660

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When asked by the General Editor to prepare a book-length treatment concerning the nature of the Canary Islands, our aims were rather ambitious. A general monograph was to be written, embracing all the disciplines of natural history applicable to these islands, and over twenty scientists were approached for contributions. However scientists are 'time machines' ; our proposed list of contents has changed a good many times. Cooporation of other authors was gained and, finally, a fairly rounded project appeared revealing different and lesser known aspects of Canary Island Nature. Since Centuries the Canary Islands have attracted the attention of travellers. Earliest reports may be traced back some two thousand years but real scientific investigation began about 1800, the time of Alexander von Humboldt and his visit to the islands; older reports are scarce, sometimes rather confusing because of geographic inaccuracies. But the 19th Century will remain as the century of fundamental explorations, connected with names such as Leopold von Buch, F. C. MacGregor, Sabin Berthelot, Philip Barker Webb, J. Viera y Clavijo, F. von Fritsch, C. Bolle, D. H. Christ, O. Simony, G. Hartung, H. Mayer etc. , all familiar and intimately connected with our knowledge of the natural history of the archipelago. Even the much criticised Ernst Haeckel has provided us with lively descriptions of his visit to one of the 'Fortunate Islands'. The 20th Century brought new interest, new fields to be explored, and new expeditions to the islands.

Geological Evolution of the Canary Islands

Geological Evolution of the Canary Islands
Author: Hans-Ulrich Schmincke,Mari Sumita
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2010
Genre: Geology
ISBN: 3869720050

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Canary Islands

Canary Islands
Author: Juan Carlos Carracedo,Simon Day
Publsiher: Terra Publishing
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2002
Genre: Science
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112852939

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Rising from the floor of the Atlantic the seven Canary Islands are related to a mantle plume or hotspot. The islands' geology is characterized by a wide range of volcanic and intrusive rocks, exposed in spectacular scenery and easily reached by road and on foot. These rocks include all the stage characteristics of oceanic island volcanoes. This clearly written and fully illustrated introductory guide is an essential accompaniment for earth scientists visiting the islands. (Series: Classic Geology in Europe)

Contributions to the Geology of Tenerife Canary Islands

Contributions to the Geology of Tenerife  Canary Islands
Author: Hans Hausen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1956
Genre: Geology
ISBN: UCR:31210014012049

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The Geology of Spain

The Geology of Spain
Author: Wes Gibbons,Teresa Moreno (Geologist)
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 649
Release: 2002
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1862391106

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On the Geology of Fuerteventura Canary Islands with Geologic Map in the Scale 1 300 000

On the Geology of Fuerteventura  Canary Islands  with Geologic Map in the Scale 1 300 000
Author: Hans Hausen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1958
Genre: Geology
ISBN: UCAL:B4215586

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Geophysics of the Canary Islands

Geophysics of the Canary Islands
Author: Peter Clift,Juan Acosta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2007-12-31
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781402043529

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This book contains the results of a 9 year (1995-2004) investigation of the Canary Islands Exclusive Economic Zone, using state of the art technology. The coverage includes a multibeam survey demonstrating the magnitude of catastrophic failures of the Canary Islands; a comparison of the morphology of the Canary Islands with Hawaii; evaluation of hydrothermal activity associated with Mesozoic salt diapirs; and many more articles.

Contributions to the geology of Tenerife Canary Islands

Contributions to the geology of Tenerife Canary Islands
Author: Hans Hausen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1955
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:250700784

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Vegetation of the Canary Islands

Vegetation of the Canary Islands
Author: Marcelino J. del Arco Aguilar,Octavio Rodríguez Delgado
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2018-07-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319772554

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The volcanic and oceanic nature of the Canary Islands, its rich plant biodiversity and high rate of endemism, as well as the relict character of some of its plant communities make it a territory of great biological interest. The main geographic, climatic, bioclimatic, biogeographic and floristic features of the Islands are shown and related to the distributional pattern of potential communities along an altitudinal gradient. Current vegetation units and their ecology are described and illustrated with numerous pictures. Potential vegetation units are summarized and comprehensive maps of the potential natural vegetation for each island are given. Human impact on the natural landscape, the occurrence of invasive plants, and the probable impact of climate change on the flora and vegetation are discussed. The conservation status of flora and vegetation are assessed. Four appendixes include a syntaxonomical scheme, a brief history of botanical studies and explorations in the Islands, ethnobotanical notes, and a list of selected literature.

Contribution to the Geology of Tenerife

Contribution to the Geology of Tenerife
Author: H. Hausen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1956
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:68530574

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Geology of the Northwest African Continental Margin

Geology of the Northwest African Continental Margin
Author: U.v. Rad,K. Hinz,M. Sarnthein,E. Seibold
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 711
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783642684098

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Volcanoes

Volcanoes
Author: Gemma Aiello
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-07-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781789233483

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This book contains 12 chapters dealing with the studies on volcanoes, their geological and geophysical setting, the theoretical aspects and the numerical modeling on volcanoes, the applications of volcanoes to the industry, and the impact of volcanoes on the human health, in different geological settings and using several techniques and methods, including the volcanology, the seismology, the statistical methods to assess the correlation between seismic and volcanic activity (modified Ripley's K-function to regional seismicity), the field geological survey of volcanic successions, the analytical methods of petrologic analysis, the petrography of the volcanic rocks with the individuation of the modal compositions of volcanic rocks and their comparison with major elements and trace elements in variation diagrams, and the argon isotopic measurements performed through the peak height comparison (unspiked) method. The oceanographic methods have also been applied to case studies of submarine volcanic edifices located in the Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean), including the sampling of the water column with a conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) sensor rosette with 24 Niskin bottles, in order to determinate key physical and chemical parameters, such as the total-scale pH, the total dissolved inorganic carbon (C), the total alkalinity (A), the temperature, the salinity, and the dissolved oxygen. Problems of volcanic risk mitigation have also been treated, regarding the eruption disasters in Indonesia, a country where a high number of people live next to the volcanoes, and characterized by the lack of public awareness of the eruption disasters. Petrographic methods have been successfully applied to the study of the Cretaceous magmatism of the layered gabbroids of the Chukotka region (Pekulney Ridge, Russia), and geodynamic implications have been successfully established through geological and petrographic studies. The relationships among the mantle wedge, the convective heat and mass transfer, the infiltration metasomatism, the zoning, and the mathematical models have been applied to the comprehension of complex volcanic areas through the theoretical aspects of volcanic studies on magmatic chambers coupled with numerical modeling, including finite element models (FEMs) in the individuation of volcanic deformations.

Teide Volcano

Teide Volcano
Author: Juan Carlos Carracedo,Valentin R. Troll
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2013-03-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783642258930

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Teide Volcano has many different meanings: For the Guanche aborigines, who endured several of its eruptions, it was Echeide (Hell). Early navigators had in Teide, a lifesaving widely visible landmark that was towering over the clouds. For the first explorers, Teide was a challenging and dangerous climb, since it was thought that Teide's peak was so high that from its summit the sun was too close and far too hot to survive. Teide was considered the highest mountain in the world at that time and measuring its height precisely was a great undertaking and at the time of global scientific significance. For von Buch, von Humboldt, Lyell and other great 18th and19th century naturalists, Teide helped to shape a new and now increasingly 'volcanic' picture, where the origin of volcanic rocks (from solidified magma) slowly casted aside Neptunism and removed some of the last barriers for the development of modern Geology and Volcanology as the sciences we know today. For the present day population of Tenerife, living on top of the world's third tallest volcanic structure on the planet, Teide has actually become "Padre Teide", a fatherly protector and an emblematic icon of Tenerife, not to say of the Canaries as a whole. The UNESCO acknowledged this iconic and complex volcano, as "of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands". Today, 'Teide National Park' boasts 4 Million annual visitors including many 'volcano spotters' and is a spectacular natural environment which most keep as an impression to treasure and to never forget. For us, the editors of this book, Teide is all of the above; a 'hell of a job', a navigation point on cloudy days, a challenge beyond imagination, a breakthrough in our understanding of oceanic volcanism that has shaped our way of thinking about volcanoes, and lastly, Teide provides us with a reference point from where to start exploring other oceanic volcanoes in the Canaries and beyond. Here we have compiled the different aspects and the current understanding of this natural wonder.

Trekking in the Canary Islands

Trekking in the Canary Islands
Author: Paddy Dillon
Publsiher: Cicerone Press Limited
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-01-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781783627967

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This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional rocky sections need to be treated with care. Also included is an optional ascent of El Teide, the highest peak on Spanish territory at 3718m. The guide is split into seven parts, one for each island. Overview statistics, detailed navigational description and 1:50,000 mapping is provided for each stage and the guide also includes key information about transport to and between the Canary Islands and availability of accommodation and services. There is background information on the geology, history, plants and wildlife and notes on local points of interest. An appendix contains a helpful glossary. As a geologically young area, the Canaries boast rare wildlife across their dramatic volcanic terrain. The islands contain a number of national parks, and the landscape varies from semi-desert to forests and barren mountainsides. This month-long route is a great opportunity for walkers to fully immerse themselves in the diverse culture and scenery of the Canary Islands.