Selected Publications on Volcanic Regions and Centers
Selected Volcano Information
Summarizing Volcanic Regions or Volcanic Centers
Hawai`i Bibliographic Data Base (updated several times a year)
The Hawai`i bibliographic database has been created to contain all of the literature, from 1779 to the present, pertinent to the volcanological history of the Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic chain. References are entered in a PC- and Macintosh-compatible EndNote bibliographic database with keywords and abstracts or (if no abstract) with annotations as to content. Keywords emphasize location, discipline, process, identification of new chemical data or age determinations, and type of publication. The database is updated approximately three times a year and is available to upload from an ftp site. The bibliography contains over 13,000 references at last count. Use of the database greatly enhances the power and completeness of library searches for anyone interested in Hawaiian volcanism.
Decker, R.W., Wright, T.L., and Stauffer P. H., (eds.), 1987, Volcanism in Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1350, 1667 p.
This collection of 62 technical reports describes a diverse range of observations and interpretations of Hawaiian volcanism in commemoration of the 75 th anniversary of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The scope of the topics and methods of study described in this book (2 volumes) reflect the strong view that volcanoes are best studied from a multi-disciplinary approach. The reports provide tremendous overview and amazing detail about such topics as the structure and tectonic setting of the Hawaiian volcanoes, the physical and chemical properties of the eruptive products, the history of eruptions over the past several thousand years, and what scientists know about how the volcanoes work based on work by hundreds of scientists since the observatory was established in 1912 on the caldera rim of Kilauea Volcano.
This publication also can be ordered for US $95 (plus $10 postage 4th class within United States; inquire for international postage fee) from the Hawai`i Natural History Association.
|Hawai`i Natural History Association, Ltd. PO Box 74 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718 tel (808) 967-7604; fax (808) 967-8186|
Bevens, Darcey, Takahashi, Jane Takeo, and Wright, Thomas L., 1988, The early serial publications of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Hawaii, Hawaii Natural History Association, 3 volumes.
|Volume 1. Special Report of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (1st through 4th): Special Bulletin of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; Bibliographic references to volcanoes and volcanic activity on the Island of Hawaii; 565 p.|
|Volume 2. Weekly Report, Weekly Bulletin, and Monthly Bulletin of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (1913-1920); 1273 p.|
|Volume 3. Monthly Bulletin of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (1921-1929); 1224 p.|
These volumes and The Volcano Letter (see below) completely reprint the early serial publications of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Each volume is separately indexed, and the authors "aimed to pull out of an otherwise continuous narrative information useful to a researcher interested in original observations and interpretations of active Hawaiian volcanism."
The entire set can be ordered for US $50 (plus $10 postage 4th class in the United States; inquire for international postage fee) from the:
|Hawaii Natural History Association, Ltd. PO Box 74 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718 tel (808) 967-7604; fax (808) 967-8186|
Wright, Thomas L., and Takahashi, Taeko Jane, 1989, Observations and interpretations of Hawaiian volcanism and seismicity, 1779-1955, an annotated bibliography and subject index: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 270 p.
The science of volcanology has benefited significantly from work done in Hawai`i, particularly from direct and quantitative observation of active volcanic processes. This annotated bibliography traces the evolution of ideas regarding such questions as the source of heat for volcanic eruptions, the role of volcanic gas in triggering eruptive activity, and the association of earthquakes with volcanic eruptions. The bibliography also traces the careers of a number of scientists, some of whom became well-known within the overall discipline of Earth Science as a result of their investigations, conducted in Hawai`i. As important as Hawaii's contributions were to the growing science of volcanology, Hawai`i remained relatively isolated from the broader geologic and geophysical community. Many advances made elsewhere came late to Hawaii, and some of the Hawaiian contributions to the general understanding of volcanoes were only gradually recognized by the rest of the world. This book is designed to make more widely known Hawai`i's contribution to the development of methods for studying volcanoes and the evolution of ideas on how volcanoes work.
This publication can be ordered at US $30 (plus $5 postage 4th class in the United States; inquire for international postage fee) from the:
Hawaii Natural History Association, Ltd.
PO Box 74
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718
tel (808) 967-7604; fax (808) 967-8186
Fiske, Richard S., Simkin, Tom, Nielsen, Elizabeth A. (eds.), 1987, The Volcano Letter: Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 539 p.
The Volcano Letter was a quasi-formal publication issued regularly by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory from 1925 through 1955. Each issue The series primarily described observations of Hawaiian volcanism and of volcanic activity from around the world. Also included were notes and comments on many other aspects of volcanism such as geothermal energy, volcano hazards, geysers, and calderas. This book reprints the entire collection (530 editions) and includes a comprehensive index. The Volcano Letter was published informally, with no copyright restrictions, without peer review; as described by the editors, if published today, The Volcano Letter would "doubtless be regarded as gray literature."
Note: This publication is currently out of print. It may be available at university or college libraries in your area.
Rhodes, J.M., and Lockwood, John P. (eds.), 1995, Mauna Loa revealed: structure, composition, history, and hazards: Washington D.C., American Geophysical Union Monograph 92, 348 p.
This is an important reference for anyone interested in detailed information about Mauna Loa, largest active volcano on Earth. This book describes the current state of knowledge concerning Mauna Loa through 20 technical reports that cover a broad range of topics, including the geologic and exploratory history of the volcano, its submarine geology, its structure, petrologic and geochemical characteristics, and what Mauna Loa has to tell us about the Hawaiian mantle plume. It covers also remote sensing methods and the use of gravity, seismic and deformation studies for eruption monitoring and forecasting, hazards associated with the volcano, and even the importance to a changing volcanic landscape with a wide spectrum of climate zones as an ecological laboratory.
This monograph is a contribution to the Decade Volcano Program of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), a part of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) promoted by the United Nations.
Takahashi, E., Lipman, P.W., Garcia, M.O., Naka, J., and Aramaki, S., 2002, Hawaiian Volcanoes: deep underwater perspectives: Washington D.C., American Geophysical Union Monograph 128, 418 p.
This monograph presents new data and interpretations of major consequence for our understanding of volcanic phenomena. From submersible dives to heretofore unreached depths for sampling and direct observations, scientists have begun to modify their ideas on several important areas: the subaqueous geology around Hawai`i, early stage magmatism of Kilauea volcano, giant landslides off Oahu, and Hawaiian plume and magma genesis. Features incle the latest bathymetric maps of the Hawaiian islands, and resconstructions of the Nu`uan and Wailau landslides with modeling of consequent tsunamis, and more.
North America: summary of volcanoes and centers
Volcanoes of North America contains brief summary descriptions of 262 volcanoes and volcanic fields, including a map and photograph for all but a few entries. Most of the volcano descriptions were written by a volcanologist who was an "expert" on that volcano. Only volcanoes younger than 5 million years old and that form distinct landforms are included in the book. This is an excellent summary for anyone interested the natural history of volcanoes.
Harpel, C.J., and Ewert, J.W., 2000, Bibliography of literature from 1990-1997 pertaining to Holocene and fumarolic Pleistocene volcanoes of Alaska, Canada, and the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-017, 500 p.
The purpose of this bibliography is to provide a comprehensive source of literature published between 1990 and 1997 relevant to all of the Holocene and fumarolic Pleistocene volcanoes in Alaska, the conterminous United States and Canada. Additional bibliographies covering this subject matter will be produced to extend the temporal coverage.
This exists as a portable document format (pdf) file containing an Introduction and formatted bibliographic citations arranged according to geographic location, as well as an index. The document is 500 pages long and the file size is approximately 1.7MB. PDF version of this report.
The reference data base used to create the bibliography is maintained in the EndNoteŠ program and is searchable by author, year, title, journal, publication type, keywords, or Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World (CAVW) number. The EndNoteŠ data base file is approximately 5 MB.
Ewert, J.W., and Harpel, C.J., 2000, Bibliography of Literature Pertaining to Long Valley Caldera and Associated Volcanic Fields: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-221, 156 p.
This bibliography compiles references pertaining to the Long Valley region from all time periods and all earth science fields into one single listing, thus providing an easily accessible guide to published literature for current and future researchers. This bibliography comprises a total of 1612 references on Long Valley caldera and vicinity.
This report exists as a portable document format (pdf) file containing an Introduction and formatted bibliographic citations arranged alphabetically. The document is 156 pages long and the file size is approximately 0.6 MB. PDF version of this report.
The reference data base used to create the bibliography is maintained in the EndNoteŠ program and is searchable by author, title, year, journal, or discipline keyword. The EndNoteŠ data base file is approximately 1 MB.
Christiansen, R.L., 2001, The Quaternary and Pliocene Yellowstone Plateau Volcanic Field of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 729-G, 145 p.
This detailed report reconstructs the remarkable volcanic history of the Yellowstone Plateau region. The geologic history of the plateau includes three eruptive cycles that resulted in the eruption of enormous volumes of rhyolite pyroclastic flows (among the largest on Earth) and the formation of large calderas about 2.1, 1.3, and 600,000 years ago. The study mainly involves geologic mapping and the delineation of volcanic stratigraphy and significant structural relations. Three geologic maps are included in the report.
The publication is available online at http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/prof-paper/pp729g/
Detailed list of Yellowstone references: