Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region

Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region

Editor(s): John Eichelberger, Evgenii Gordeev, Pavel Izbekov, Minoru Kasahara, Jonathan Lees

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904368

Online ISBN: 9781118666371

DOI: 10.1029/GM172

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 172

.The Kamchatka Peninsula and contiguous North Pacific Rim is among the most active regions in the world. Kamchatka itself contains 29 active volcanoes, 4 now in a state of semi-continuous eruption, and I has experienced 14 magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes since accurate recording began in 1962. At its heart is the uniquely acute subduction cusp where the Kamchatka and Aleutian Arcs and Emperor Seamount Chain meet.

Volcanism and Subduction covers coupled magmatism and tectonics in this spectacular region, where the torn North Pacific slab dives into hot mantle. Senior Russian and American authors grapple with the dynamics of the cusp with perspectives from the west and east of it, respectively, while careful tephrostratigraphy yields a remarkably precise record of behavior of storied volcanoes such as Kliuchevskoi and Shiveluch. Towards the south, Japanese researchers elucidate subduction earthquake processes with unprecedented geodetic resolution. Looking eastward, new insights on caldera formation, monitoring, and magma ascent are presented for the Aleutians.

This is one of the first books of its kind printed in the English language. Students and scientists beginning research in the region will find in this book a useful context and introduction to the region's scientific leaders. Others who wish to apply lessons learned in the North Pacific to their areas of interest will find the volume a valuable reference.

Table of contents

    1. Three Dimensional Images of the Kamchatka-Pacific Plate Cusp (pages 65–75)

      Jonathan M. Lees, John Vandecar, Evgenii Gordeev, Alexei Ozerov, Mark Brandon, Jeff Park and Vadim Levin

    2. Late Pleistocene-Holocene Volcanism on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Northwest Pacific Region (pages 165–198)

      Vera Ponomareva, Ivan Melekestsev, Olga Braitseva, Tatiana Churikova, Maria Pevzner and Leopold Sulerzhitsky

    3. Tomographic Images of Klyuchevskoy Volcano P-Wave Velocity (pages 293–302)

      Jonathan M. Lees, Neill Symons, Olga Chubarova, Valentina Gorelchik and Alexei Ozerov