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Probing magma reservoirs to improve volcano forecasts

October 30, 2017

When it comes to forecasting eruptions, volcano observatories rely mostly on real-time signals from earthquakes, ground deformation, and gas discharge, combined with probabilistic assessments based on past behavior [Sparks and Cashman, 2017]. There is comparatively less reliance on geophysical and petrological understanding of subsurface magma reservoirs.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Probing magma reservoirs to improve volcano forecasts
DOI 10.1029/2017EO085189
Authors Jacob B. Lowenstern, Thomas W. Sisson, Shaul Hurwitz
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
Index ID 70193083
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Volcano Science Center