Etna references in the literature

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The Mount Etna bibliography

The wealth of scientific publications dealing with Mount Etna is of incredible dimensions, and it is impossible to list them all here. Nonetheless many of those indicated will lead you to further publications, and I will update this list at irregular intervals. The most recent additions to the list are shown in bold face. If you are looking for books (monographs) about Etna, you will find them highlighted in red color. Publications dealing with the 2001 and 2002-2003 eruptions of Etna are highlighted in green color.

An extended review of the main references listed below (i.e. books, monographs) is available on a separate page. This is intended to provide further detail about these references and comment on their accuracy.

Many of the more recent entries do not simply give the authors, title, journal title, volume, and page numbers. They end with a strange combination of numbers of letters, which are the DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The DOI serves to locate digital objects, which may be anything of intellectual property, such as books, pieces of music, and articles, which are available on-line and can be downloaded as files (e.g., the quite convenient pdf format for text with images). For more detail visit the DOI homepage. Concerning the application of the DOI when it comes to searching for the on-line version of an article, the procedure is simple: type "" in the address window of your web browser, then digit the DOI of the article you are looking for behind that, and hit return. Example: to get to the on-line version of one of my recently published papers, the way is "". I have made most DOI indications in the reference clickable, and in the majority of cases, the DOI concept works.
Please note, however, that most on-line journals will not let you download their articles for free. If you are downloading from a computer at a university, you should generally have free on-line access to many scientific on-line journals, since most universities have on-line subscriptions to the more important scientific journals. Otherwise you must either pay for single articles (the fees are generally quite high, frequently in the range of 25.00 to 30.00 US$ per article, nonwithstanding its length) or you have to subscribe to a journal or become a member of the organization that releases it and subscribe to the journal (the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America are among these).

Back to the Etna bibliography. The number of references about Etna is very large and increasing exponentially, so they are split up into several pages:



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