II. Using geophysics and geochemistry to probe magmatism and eruption processes  

II.7 Architecture of magmatic plumbing systems

Steffi Burchardt, Uppsala University, Sweden; steffi.burchardt@geo.uu.se
Catherine Annen, University of Bristol, UK; Catherine.annen@bristol.ac.uk
Janine Kavanagh, University of Liverpool; Janine.kavanagh@liverpool.ac.uk
Kari Cooper; kmcooper@ucdavis.edu,
Olivier Bachmann; olivier.bachmann@erdw.ethz.ch
Freysteinn Sigmundsson, University of Iceland; fs@hi.is
Emilie Hooft, University of Oregon; emilie@uoregon.edu
Mike Garcia, University of Hawai`i; mogarcia@hawaii.edu
Matt Patrick, USGS HVO; mpatrick@usgs.gov
Roger Denlinger, USGS CVO; roger@usgs.gov
Christelle Wauthier, Pennsylvania State University; cuw25@psu.edu

Magmatic plumbing systems, from dykes to large magma bodies, are responsible for the storage and transport of magma in the crust, ultimately feeding volcanic eruptions. One of the major tasks of modern volcanology is to improve our understanding of how and over what timescales such plumbing systems are built and evolve through time. This requires new, integrated methodologies linking geochronological, petrological, geochemical, geophysical, volcano-tectonic, geodetic, experimental, and numerical modelling studies.

We therefore invite contributions from different fields of geosciences to provide a better understanding the nature and duration of magma storage, transport, and recharge in volcanic plumbing systems. Specific targets would include 1) the detection of melt-bearing bodies at various crustal levels, 2) the characterization of repose times between individual eruptions, the longevity of magma storage systems, and constraints on reactivation; 3) experimental and numerical modelling studies of magma storage conditions during growth and evolution of the magma reservoir; and 4) remote sensing studies, including detection and interpretation of surface deformation patterns in terms of the evolution of the subsurface magma reservoir. This session aims to promote the newly launched IAVCEI commission on VIPS (Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems).