IUGG Quadrennial Report Overviews: Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology 1979–1982



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: IUGG Corrections Volume 64, Issue 33, 507, Article first published online: 16 August 1983


This introduction to the Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology (VGP) section of the 1979–1982 IUGG Quadrennial Report is intended to serve as a thumbnail sketch of some major research developments and trends in VGP over the past four years. These notes are drawn from, and limited to, the nine review articles that follow in this section. Although I have made an effort to give mention to all areas covered by the reviews, the subjects about which I know most have inevitably received the greater play. A full reading of the reviews will provide a more balanced summary.