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The Kos–Nisyros–Yali volcanic field


Bachmann, O and Allen, SR and Bouvet de Maisonneuve, C, The Kos-Nisyros-Yali volcanic field, Elements, 15, (3) pp. 191-196. ISSN 1811-5209 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2138/gselements.15.3.191


The Kos–Nisyros–Yali volcanic field has produced a range of volcanic products over the last 3 million years. Volumetrically, silicic magma dominates, and activity includes one of the largest known explosive eruptions of the Aegean arc, the >60 km3 (dense-rock equivalent), 161 ka rhyolitic Kos Plateau Tuff. The Kos–Nisyros–Yali volcanic field is situated within an area of active crustal extension, which has greatly influenced magmatic processes and landscape development in the region. Recent seismic unrest, surface deformation and intense geothermal activity indicate that the system remains active, particularly around the Nisyros and Yali edifices. These signs of magmatic activity, together with the fact that the most recent eruptions have become increasingly silicic, would justify detailed monitoring of the area.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:volcanic hazards, pyroclastic, petrogenesis, Kos–Nisyros–Yali volcanic field, Kos Plateau Tuff, caldera cycle, magmatic differentiation
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Volcanology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Allen, SR (Dr Sharon Allen)
ID Code:148204
Year Published:2019
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0449756)
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:CODES ARC
Deposited On:2021-12-10
Last Modified:2022-04-07

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