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Processes and timescales of magma evolution in volcanic systems

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
South Road, Science Laboratory
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,lluis Solt Sabaris S/n
08028 Barcelona
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN
Germany
Address
Goldschmidtstr. 1
37077 Goettingen
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Address
Via Diocleziano 328
80124 Napoli
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
14 Dublin
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
Via G. La Pira 4
50121 Firenze
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds