Phreatomagmatic Explosions in Subaqueous Volcanism

  1. James D.L. White,
  2. John L. Smellie and
  3. David A. Clague
  1. Bernd Zimanowski and
  2. Ralf Büttner

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/140GM03

Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism

Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism

How to Cite

Zimanowski, B. and Büttner, R. (2003) Phreatomagmatic Explosions in Subaqueous Volcanism, in Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism (eds J. D.L. White, J. L. Smellie and D. A. Clague), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/140GM03

Author Information

  1. Physikalisch Vulkanologisches Labor, Institut für Geologie, Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909998

Online ISBN: 9781118668665



  • Sea-floor spreading;
  • Explosive volcanic eruptions;
  • Hydrothermal vents;
  • Marine sediments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions

  • Physics of Phreatomagmatic Explosions

  • Discussion

  • Consequences, Predictions, and Speculations

  • Outlook