Colonel Martin Amlôt
Presidential Address – Geology of Conflict part 2
Joaquín Alberto Cortés – Senior lecturer, Edge Hill University.
Volcanoes in the southern volcanic zone of the Andes.
Arc volcanoes, a direct consequence of magma generation in subduction zones, are highly hazardous volcanoes, forming long chains of characteristic cone-shape edifices. In this presentation the Andean arc and its volcanoes are explored, focussing on:
- how magmas are produced,
- why they predominately behave explosively and
- how the different segments of the Andean arc affect the behaviour of the volcanoes located on them.
The presentation will also introduce key Andean volcanoes and some relevant eruptions.