A model for research on caldera unrest
Caldera-forming volcanic eruptions may harm and alter the global climate. During eruption, huge quantities of magma are ejected, often resulting in deadly pyroclastic density currents and lahars and release of noxious gases. In many cases, episodic unrest (expressed by increased seismicity, rising gas emissions and pronounced uplift) represents a major concern related to the eventual potential of such eruptions. However, it remains difficult to pinpoint whether the unrest indicates an increased potential for explosive eruptions. The EU-funded DEFORM project will create a physics-based model of a magma reservoir, to identify which processes can cause magma injection and evolution to evolve in episodic unrest. The project will improve understanding and knowledge of the eruption risk associated with caldera unrest.
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