(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Quantitative size classification of scoria cones : the case of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DÓNIZ-PÁEZ J. (1 2) ; ROMERO-RUIZ C. (1 2) ; SÁNCHEZ N. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Tenerife, La Laguna, ESPAGNE
(2) INVOLCAN, Inst. Volcanológico de Canarias, Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, ESPAGNE
(3) Unidad de Canarias, Inst. Geológico y Minero de España, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESPAGNE


In this paper, the AA. propose a methodology for calculating the size of monogenetic basaltic volcanoes based on morphometric parameters, as well as a classification of the size of the volcanoes through the study of 297 scoria cones of Tenerife. Morphometric techniques, based mainly on height, volume, and area, were used together with correlations between different morphological parameters. The result is a simple quantitative classification, easy to use for estimating the size of monogenetic volcanoes. There is a strong correlation between the size of cinder cones and their age : the more recent scoria cones are smaller in size than the older ones. This relationship supports suggestions by other researchers that eruptions have decreased in magnitude and the volume of available magma has become smaller


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 33, no6 [pp. 514-535]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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