V. Evaluating volcanic hazards  

V.1 Lava flow dynamics and Hazard assessment

Christopher Hamilton, University of Arizona; hamilton@lpl.arizona.edu
Hannah Dietterich, USGS Volcano Science Center; hdietterich@usgs.gov
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, Drexel University; loyc@drexel.edu
Andrew Harris, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Université Blaise Pascal; A.Harris@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr    
Arianna Soldati, University of Missouri; arianna.soldati@mizzou.edu
Oryaëlle Chevrel, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Université Blaise Pascal; oryaelle.chevrel@gmail.com

Lava flows are common hazards at volcanoes around the world and record the geologic history of the terrestrial planets. Our understanding of lava flow emplacement is therefore critical to reconstruct past flow behavior, as well as assess, forecast, and mitigate hazards posed by lava flows. However, active flows can be difficult to observe and predict, since their behavior is controlled by a complex range of emplacement conditions, including effusion rate, cooling, crystallization, degassing, and underlying topography. This session seeks to bring together studies of lava flows across disciplines to explore our current understanding of lava flow emplacement and applications to flow monitoring, forecasting, mitigation, and hazard mapping. We also aim to examine effusive volcanism as a fundamental planetary surface process operating throughout the Solar System. We invite presentations on a broad range of topics, including observations of active flows, remote sensing techniques and results, analogue experiments, morphologic analysis, rheological studies, numerical modeling, and hazard analysis. This breadth of work informs our understanding of eruptive histories, as well as the fundamental physical and thermal behavior of lava flows, with applications to developing, testing, and implementing models for lava flow simulation and hazard assessment.