W J Sollas Lecture Series - Dr Eleonora Rivalta - GFZ Potsdam - Forecasting magma pathways and location of eruptive fissures by inversion of volcanic edifice stresses

13 February 2018, 1.00 PM - 13 February 2018, 2.00 PM

Dr Eleonora Rivalta - GFZ Potsdam

Room G25 - Reynolds Lecture Theatre - School of Earth Sciences - Wills Memorial Building

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Eleonora Rivalta  from the GFZ Potsdam who will be delivering the W.J. Sollas Lecture:-

Title:- Forecasting magma pathways and location of eruptive fissures by inversion of volcanic edifice stresses

Abstract

Volcanic hazard estimates depend on reliable forecasts of eruptive vent locations, generally based on empirical distributions of past vents. I will show, with a detailed application to Campi Flegrei caldera (Italy), that past vent locations can be used to infer the state of stress of a volcanic edifice and reconstruct likely magma pathways. This method returns information on the evolution of edifice stresses over edifice construction and destruction timescales, and forecasts of future vent locations informed by the mechanics of magma transport.

Lunch will be served in the Earth Sciences Common Room after this event.

All staff and students welcome. 

Contact information

For further information please contact Dr Benjamin Moon.

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