To date hazard risk assessment at volcanoes has been addressed through evaluation of post eruptive criteria and real-time monitoring of volcanoes just before and during eruption. The characteristics of volcanic eruptions are, however, predetermined by the conditions and timescales of magma storage and differentiation between eruptions.
ERUPT will evaluate at European level the geochemical and physical record of magma differentiation preserved in the rocks at active European volcanoes. Innovative approaches utilising new technologies in micro-geochemical sampling and digital textural analysis will enable ERUPT to estimate the conditions (pressure, temperature, volatile content) of magma storage, the rate at which magma differentiates and the architecture of magma storage systems. Predictive tools will be developed and disseminated to end users, enabling the characteristics of the rocks themselves to serve as faithful recorders of volcano behaviour.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
LS2 9JT Leeds