Geografie 1980, 85, 166-178

Development of the Volcano Cotopaxi in Ecuador

Vladimír Lysenko

In this paper the author describes the results of the Czechoslovak volcanological expedition to Ecuador in 1972 in which he himself took part as a geologist. Observations on the Cotopaxi were made by two separate groups: the geological group, interested in the petrography and the chemism of the five stages in which the volcano had been built up, and the geomorphological group studying the changes in the development of the relief of the volcano.