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Title: Volcanic History and Stratigraphy of the Teide Volcanic Complex
Authors: Carracedo, Juan Carlos 
Guillou ,Hervé 
Pérez Torrado, Francisco José 
Rodríguez Badiola, Eduardo
UNESCO Clasification: 250621 Vulcanología
Keywords: Rift zones
Lava Dome
Central Volcano
Caldera Wall
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: The Teide Volcanic Complex, comprising the Teide and Pico Viejo stratocones and the recent eruptives of the Northwest and Northeast rift zones, are a product of the latest eruptive cycle of the island of Tenerife. This cycle commenced with the lateral collapse of the island?s northern flank to form part of the Las Cañadas Caldera and the Icod Valley some 200 ka ago. A large set of recently obtained ages allows the precise reconstruction of the eruptive and structural evolution of this volcanic complex, aided by geological mapping and the establishment of an internally consistent chronostratigraphy. Abundant radiometric ages (K/Ar and 40Ar/39Ar), obtained not only from the older (shield stage) formations but also from the youngest Teide Volcanic Complex, have allowed, for the first time, a view of the island as an integrated temporal system, with Teide volcano at the culmination of the island?s several million year-long geological history.
ISBN: 978-3-642-25892-3
Source: Active volcanoes of the world [ISSN 2195-3589], v. 2013, p. 105-128
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