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Fluid Motions in Volcanic Conduits: A Source of Seismic and Acoustic Signals

Product Code: SP307
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by S J Lane and J S Gilbert
Publication Date: 15 October 2008
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Geological Society Special Publication 307

Volcanoes become active when fluids are in motion, and erupt when these fluids escape into the atmosphere. Volcanic fluids are a mixture of solid, liquid and gas. These mixtures result in a complex range of flow behaviour, especially during interaction with conduit geometry. These processes are not directly observable and must be inferred from interpretations of field observation and measurement. One of the outcomes of this complexity is the generation of pressure and force transients as high-density phases accelerate and decelerate during unsteady flow. These transients are one means of flexing the conduit wall, a process that manifests itself as ground motion and is detectable as volcano seismic signals. On eruption, volcanic fluids interact with the atmosphere and generate acoustic and thermal signals. In this Special Publication we present a series of papers based on field, numerical and experimental approaches that seek to establish links between geophysical signals and fluid motion in volcanic conduits.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-262-5
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-262-5
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 252
Weight: 0.78 kg


The consequences of fluid motion in volcanic conduits, J S Gilbert & S J Lane • Damping of pressure waves in visco-elastic, saturated bubbly magma, I Kurzon, V Lyakhovsky, O Navon & N G Lensky • Numerical simulation of the dynamics of fluid oscillations in a gravitationally unstable, compositionally stratified fissure, A Longo, D Barbato, P Papale, G Saccorotti & M Barsanti • The feasibility of generating low-frequency volcano seismicity by flow through a deformable channel, A C Rust, N J Balmforth & S Mandre • Shallow-conduit dynamics at Stromboli Volcano, Italy, imaged from waveform inversions, B Chouet, P Dawson & M Martini • Trends in activity at Pu’u ’O’o during 2001–2003: insights from the continuous thermal record, E Marchetti & A J L Harris • From Strombolian explosions to fire fountains at Etna Volcano (Italy): what do we learn from acoustic measurements? S Vergniolle & M Ripepe • From sound waves to bubbling within a magma reservoir: comparison between eruptions at Etna (2001, Italy) and Kilauea (Hawaii), S Vergniolle • Modelling the rapid near-surface expansion of gas slugs in low-viscosity magmas, M R James, S J Lane & S B Corder • Cyclic activity at Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat: degassing-induced pressurization and stick-slip extrusion, N G Lensky, R S J Sparks, O Navon & V Lyakhovsky • Source mechanisms of vulcanian eruptions at Mt. Asama, Japan, inferred from volcano seismic signals, T Ohminato • Dome-building eruptions: insights from analogue experiments, S J Lane, J C Phillips, & G A Ryan • Index


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