About this Research Topic
Understanding the interplay between magmatic processes and volcanic structures is a primary task for volcanological research. Complex structural features and deposit stratigraphies in active volcanic settings preserve evidence of the eruptive history, preferred pathways for rising magmatic and hydrothermal fluids, and ultimately the nature of magma storage and migration in the sub-volcanic plumbing system.
Integrating geophysical, geochemical and geological datasets has the potential to provide accurate constraints on the characteristics of volcanic structures and their impact on magma storage and eruption. This includes how the structural development of a volcanic system controls magmatic processes both in space and time. By defining the interplay between structural and magmatic process, it may be possible to build rigorous models of volcanic systems, identifying their steady-state conditions, temporary modifications and long-term evolution, which could provide important information for predicting future eruptive scenarios.
The objective of this Research Topic is to collect papers that draw on aspects of volcanology, geophysics, petrology and/or geochemistry to provide new information about the structure and dynamics of active volcanic and magmatic systems. These might include laboratory, field-based, experimental or modelling studies, which elucidate the architecture of volcanic systems on spatial scales ranging from surface observations to the entire crust, and temporal scales ranging from real-time monitoring during eruptive events to millennial eruptive histories. Original Research, Methods and Reviews integrating multiple geo-volcanological, geochemical and geophysical techniques are particularly encouraged, as well as examples showing how a more defined knowledge of volcanic structures can aid risk modelling and the estimation of volcanic hazards.
Keywords: volcanic structures, magmatic processes, models of volcanic systems, volcanic hazards, integrating datasets
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