Volcanic Environments

Chester, David K. and Duncan, Angus M. Volcanic Environments. In: Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology. Springer, Berlin. (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

Engineering geologists have valuable contributions to make at the boundary between volcanism and human activity. More specially their expertise may be particularly worthwhile in areas which include: assessing the commercial potential of volcanic products; harnessing geothermal power; general and specific studies of prediction, especially where these involve techniques that include remote sensing and the use of GIS; working to mitigate the effects of an eruption after it has begun, by advising on techniques such as diversion of lava and the trapping of pyroclastic materials in temporary storage sites; furnishing information to the aviation industry about the dangers of ash to aircraft structures and engines and making civil authorities aware that volcanoes are potentially dangerous even when they are not in eruption (e.g. gas flux and the risks presented by gravity-fed mass-movement processes).

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Geography and Environmental Science
Depositing User: David Chester
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 13:55
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 13:55
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2196

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