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Research efforts

The research efforts of the volcanology program broadly fall in two groups. Each research topic is approached by combining multidisciplinary observations with theoretical modelling. The research spans the generation and evolution of pockets of magma at depth in the mantle, their transport through the mantle and crust of the Earth, emplacement of magma within the crust or its catastrophic eruption to the surface, along with its environmental consequences.

Magmatic processes and volcanic systems
Magma generation
Magma transport
Magma chambers and intrusions
Volcanic systems
Magmatic-Tectonic interaction

Volcanic eruptions and environmental effects
Physics of volcanic processes
Eruption precursors
Eruptive products and eruption history
Local and global environmental effects
Volcanic Hazards and their mitigation


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