MeMoVolc workshop, INGV-Sezione di Pisa, Pisa 25-26-27 October 2014

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MeMoVolc workshop

From Magma Ascent to Ash Generation: Investigating Volcanic Conduit Processes by Integration of Experiments, Numerical Modelling and Observations

Volcanic conduits are the vehicle through which magma travels from its storage region to the surface. Understanding better volcanic conduits and related processes is of paramount importance for improving volcanic hazard and eruption prediction. The purpose of this workshop is to address this topic, by first reviewing the latest findings on conduit processes and then proposing a feasible, multidisciplinary approach for conducting new and innovative studies on conduit magma behavior and eruption dynamics. During the workshop, the following fundamental questions that have been puzzling volcanologists for years will be addressed:

  • What are the physical and rheological parameters that mainly affect conduit processes and what is the interaction amongst them?
  • How does conduit magma dynamics evolve during both quiescent and eruptive volcanic activity?
  • Why do transitions in eruptive style occur in conduits and how can we model and predict them?

The workshop will last three full working days and will host international attendees amongst experimentalists (analytical, HT and analogue experimentation, textural characterization), numerical modellers, and scientists working with direct observations and measurements on volcanoes (gas geochemists, geophysicists, field volcanologists).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE - Margherita Polacci(1), Mattia de’ Michieli Vitturi(1)

ORGANIZING SECRETARIAT - Sergio Rocchi(2), Mauro Rosi(2/3), Patrizia Pantani(1), Renata Rapuzzi(1)

1) Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Pisa 2) Università degli Studi di Pisa - Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, 3) Dipartimento Protezione Civile