© 2005

Geophysics of the Canary Islands

Results of Spain’s Exclusive Economic Zone Program

  • Editors
  • Peter Clift
  • Juan Acosta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. J. Acosta, E. Uchupi, A. Muñoz, P. Herranz, C. Palomo, M. Ballesteros et al.
    Pages 41-57
  3. J. Acosta, E. Uchupi, D. Smith, A. Muñoz, P. Herranz, C. Palomo et al.
    Pages 59-90
  4. P. Llanes, A. Muñoz, A. Muñoz-Martín, J. Acosta, P. Herranz, A. Carbó et al.
    Pages 91-112
  5. A. Carbó, A. Muñoz-Martín, P. Llanes, J. Álvarez, EEZ Working Group
    Pages 113-127
  6. M. Catalán, J. Martín Davila, ZEE Working Group
    Pages 129-148
  7. L. I. de Gonzalez Vallejo, R. Capote, L. Cabrera, J. M. Insua, J. Acosta
    Pages 149-160
  8. E. Ancochea, M. J. Huertas
    Pages 161-169

About this book


This book contains the results of a 9 year (1995-2004) investigation of the Canary Islands Exclusive Economic Zone, using state of the art technology. The main result areas are:

a multibeam survey demonstrating the magnitude of catastrophic failures of the Canary Islands;

a comparison of the morphology of the Canary Islands with Hawaii;

the significance of hydrothermal activity in the Canary Channel associated with Mesozoic salt diapirs;

an analysis of the morphology and structure of the offshore extension of the Anaga massif in Tenerife island;

a detailed description of the archipelago gravity field and magnetic field of the Canary Islands.

All in all the wealth of new data and ideas presented in this collection of papers has rarely been equaled in an investigation of an oceanic island group.

This book is very useful for researchers, graduates and undergraduates interested in ocean research.


Reprinted from Marine Geophysical Researches Vol. 24 : No. 1-2, 2003


Geophysics Marine Gravity Marine Magnetism Multibeam mapping, Canary Island Ocean Salt diapirism Submarine Avalanches, Geomorphology

About the authors

Juan Acosta is the main researcher for the project of which the results are presented in this book.


Peter Clift has done his research and teaching at MIT, WHOI, and is currently affiliated with the University of Aberdeen. He has served and is currently Editor for several journals, amongst others Marine Geophysical Researches.

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