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The Kos-Nisyros-Yali volcanic field

Olivier Bachmann, Sharon R. Allen and Caroline Bouvet de Maisonneuve
The Kos-Nisyros-Yali volcanic field
Elements (June 2019) 15 (3): 191-196


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 km (super 3) (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.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 15
Serial Issue: 3
Title: The Kos-Nisyros-Yali volcanic field
Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland
Pages: 191-196
Published: 201906
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 28
Accession Number: 2019-065631
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
N36°15'00" - N37°10'00", E26°40'00" - E27°34'60"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Tasmania, AUS, AustraliaNanyang Technological University, SGP, Singapore
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201934
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