Comparative volcanology and petrology of the atlantic island-arcs

  title={Comparative volcanology and petrology of the atlantic island-arcs},
  author={P. E. Baker},
  journal={Bulletin Volcanologique},
  • P. E. Baker
  • Published 1968
  • Geology
  • Bulletin Volcanologique
Comparisons are made between the Lesser Antilles and the South Sandwich Islands, the recent volcanic island chains at the eastern margins of the Caribbean and Scotia arcs. Although situated in similar geological and structural environments there are differences in the type of volcanic activity which prevails in these two arcs and in the petrography and chemistry of the lavas emitted. There is good evidence that the South Sandwich Islands are in general appreciably younger than the islands of… Expand
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