About this Research Topic
The engine behind lake related hazards is magmatic degassing, a process that will be decelerated to more or less extent by the interaction between rising magmatic gas and hot vapor, and the lake water. This braking effect will be witnessed by physical and chemical signals that can be detected at the surface (e.g. scrubbing of gases, condensation of vapor, CO2 storage due to hydrostatic loading, bubble dissolution along gas rise, fluid migrations). This Research Topic welcomes contributions that deal with volcanic lakes, regardless of their state of activity, applying geophysics, seismology, geochemistry, geology, sedimentology, hydrology, hydrogeology, limnology, ecology, macro- and microbiology, numerical modeling or multi-disciplinary combinations of these research fields, with the scope to unravel the connection, in time and space, between the lake and the underlying volcano, or the lake and its surrounding human and natural environment.
Keywords: Volcano crater lakes, fluid geochemistry, geophysics, phreatic eruption forecasting, volcano monitoring
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