III. From precursors to eruption  

III.7 Linking monitoring data with volcanic processes

Luca Caricchi; luca.caricchi@unige.ch
Chiara Montagna; chiara.montagna@ingv.it
David Fee; dfee1@alaska.edu
Diana Roman; droman@carnegiescience.edu
Ben Kennedy; ben.kennedy@canterbury.ac.nz
Danilo Di Genova; danilo.digenova@min.uni-muenchen.de

Geochemical, geological and geophysical monitoring data collected in active volcanic systems are increasingly better resolved and real time monitoring of volcanic eruptions offer the opportunity to estimate size, duration, explosivity, and eruption rate. Yet, the available monitoring parameters are still rarely integrated to understand volcanic systems over time and space.
The interaction of physical and chemical processes governs magma emplacement and ascent, and the style of volcanic eruptions. Results from fieldwork, real time measurements, petrology, numerical and analogue modeling, should be combined to advance our understanding of the relationships between processes occurring at inaccessible depths and the measurements we collect at the surface. Successfully establishing this link will significantly advance our capability of estimating the potential size, intensity and duration of volcanic eruptions from long-term and real time monitoring of active volcanic systems. This will obviously mitigate the impact of volcanic activity on our society.
We invite contributions covering the spectrum from geophysics to petrology, volcanology, and modeling, which aim to identify the processes controlling volcanic activity and that are responsible for the wide spectrum of observables and monitoring signals recorded before and during volcanic eruptions.