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Tenerife – Journey inside a lava tube

Post by dfm: Tenerife is part of the Canarian archipelago. These islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, not very far from the coast of Morocco. There are 7 islands, which are Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and finally El Hierro. All islands are of volcanic origin and the main hypothesis of formation refers…

Teide with phonolite inthe foreground. Image by Author.

Phonolite and more

As KarenZ correctly remembered my mate and me hiked Las Cañadas Caldera in Tenerife last september. We joined a group walking on Alexander von Humboldts steps. The famous scientist visited the island 1799 when he was on his way to South America. It is reported that his guides never led him to the very top of Teide…

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A Sunday trip advice: Garachico Tenerife!

DFMorvan asked for trip advices because he is planning to goto Tenerife. As long as i was there some months ago, i thought to point out a very special place. Garachico. Gara is the Guanche word for island, and Chico is Castillian for small islet. The obvious reference point for it’s name is the small…

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Edge Driven Convection: BoB’s Back-Story And Malcolm in The Middle.

Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, looking south, Teneguia is hidden beyond San Antonio (huge crater, top centre), 70 kms beyond that is the North coast of El Hierro: http://www.miguelbravo.com/VARIOSTEMAS/volcanes%20canarias/canari203.jpg (Sorry, I don’t have credit for this picture… found it via Google though…looks like an old postcard) Whether you are new to volcanology (like me) or an…