S1.18: Integrating knowledge of tectonic and magmatic processes with monitoring during periods of volcanic unrest


Kyriaki Drymoni

Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London

Fabio Luca Bonali

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan-Bicocca

Agust Gudmundsson

Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom

While volcanotectonic, geophysical and petrogenetic studies attempt to explain how and why volcanoes erupt, volcano monitoring (e.g. ground deformation, seismicity, gas analysis, and thermal imaging) evaluates the active and dynamic state of a volcano. Linking and testing models derived from the study of tectonic and magmatic processes with data from monitored volcanoes is essential on improving eruption forecasting. This remains challenging partly because there lacks a unified model for the dominant processes that drive the formation and arrangement of magmatic plumbing systems.In this session, we seek contributions related to multidisciplinary approaches and novel methodologies (volcanotectonics, petrography, experimental volcanology, monitoring, modelling) on linking the effects of active tectonics (regional tectonics, faulting) and magmatic activity (generation and movement of magma in the crust, magma chamber triggering processes, host rock-magma interaction and assimilation), with real-time monitoring (imaging, eruption precursors,data collection and interpretation) during volcanic unrest periods. Our hope is that this session will provide interesting discussions on volcano dynamics related to volcanic plumbing systems and aid in more effective identification and interpretation of volcanic unrest and ultimately develop eruption forecasting.

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