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

II.8 Investigating conduit processes and eruption dynamics by integrating experiments, numerical modelling, observations, and sample analysis

Margherita Polacci, University of Manchester, UK; margherita.polacci@manchester.ac.uk
Ed Llewellin, Durham University, UK; ed.llewellin@durham.ac.uk
Lois Salem, University of Cambridge, UK; ls502@cam.ac.uk
Amanda Clarke, Arizona State University; amanda.clarke@asu.edu
Mattia de’ Michieli Vitturi, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, sezione di Pisa, Italy; mattia.demichielivitturi@ingv.it

Volcanic conduits, through which magma travels from its crustal storage region to the surface, play a fundamental role in shaping the nature of eruptions and associated phenomena. It has been well established that magma may flow, stall, crystallise, degas, and fragment in the conduit, that fluids migrate in and out of the conduit, and that seismic and acoustic waves are generated and travel within the conduit. Understanding the processes that occur in volcanic conduits is of paramount importance for improving prediction of eruption style, evolution, and duration. However, despite escalating advances in the characterisation of individual conduit processes, our understanding of their mutual interactions and the consequent control on volcanic activity is still limited. This session will address this topic head-on. We particularly encourage contributions that address this topic through integration of at least two of experimental, numerical, observational, and analytical/petrological approaches.