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Dead or Alive: Finding the Origin of Caldera Unrest using Magma Reservoir Models

Project description

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.

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Net EU contribution
€ 103 539,28
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 97 594,64
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00