Volcanic heritage of the carpathian-pannonian region in eastern-central Europe

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Abstract

The Carpathian-Pannonian Region in eastern-central Europe provides a unique insight into a wide range of volcanic phenomena. Eruptions of various magmas occurred here during the last 20 million years and the last volcanic eruption took place only 30 thousand years ago. Post-volcanic erosion revealed nicely the inner structure of the volcanic edifices and preserved almost all of the typical volcanic formations characterize the basaltic through andesitic-dacitic to rhyolitic volcanism. The volcanic heritage meets with cultural, historic, gastronomic and winery pleasures and hospitality of local people. Geotourism is a developing area here supported by two new Geoparks, both based primarily on volcanic heritage and a unique thematic Volcano Park.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVolcanic Tourist Destinations
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages103-123
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783642161919
ISBN (Print)9783642161902
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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