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Editorial: Volcanic forecasting, crisis management, and risk communication

March 16, 2023

Volcanic eruptions intermittently punctuate periods of repose at volcanic centers and fields. Forecasting the timing, style, distribution, and magnitude of these eruptions is difficult, because eruptive activity varies over time, commonly in an irregular way. Furthermore, the impacts of eruptions can include loss of lives, property damage, and social and economic disturbance, where every eruption produces different impacts. Mitigation of volcanic risk is therefore complex, requiring community action that is aided by preparedness actions of emergency managers, stakeholders, community leaders, and individuals, and by timely delivery and reception of hazard information during a crisis.

This Research Topic addresses efforts to understand complexities in these relations dealing with volcanic unrest, eruptions, and eruption impacts. Research Topic range from eruption forecasting (Wild et al.; Christophersen et al.; Bernard et al.) and volcanic hazard assessment (Mead et al.) to risk communication and action (Martinez-Villegas et al.; Todesco et al.; Graham et al.; Bernard et al.) prior to and during volcanic crises. The studies use various methodologies and approaches, touching on various parts of the integrated, multi-partner systems that exist to improve risk mitigation.

Publication Year 2023
Title Editorial: Volcanic forecasting, crisis management, and risk communication
DOI 10.3389/feart.2023.1182252
Authors Supriyati Andreastuti, Heather M. Wright, Karen Fontijn, Victoria Miller
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Frontiers in Earth Science
Index ID 70252900
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Volcano Science Center