Elements: South Aegean Volcanic Arc

June 13, 2019

The South Aegean volcanic arc lies at the intersection between Europe, Asia, and Africa, in the cradle of European civilization. Studies over the last decade have transformed our understanding of the arc: subduction architecture and back-arc geodynamics, genesis of the arc magmas, eruption chronology of the arc recorded in marine tephra archives, and hazards posed by eruptions and tsunamis. The volcanoes (e.g., Santorini) in this region have a long history of impacting on human civilization. The articles in this issue present a closer look at the igneous and tectonic processes and hazards that affect this region.

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