A summary of the ERUPT Report: a community-scale study on Volcanic Eruptions, their Repose, Unrest, Precursors, and Timing (ERUPT)

| 30 Novembre 2017 | ore 14.30 | Amanda B. Clarke, Associate Professor – School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University (USA) | INGV Sezione di Pisa – Sala Seminari

At the request of managers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine established a committee to undertake the following tasks:

  1. Summarize current understanding of how magma is stored, ascends, and erupts.
  2. Discuss new disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on volcanic processes and precursors that could lead to forecasts of the type, size, and timing of volcanic eruptions.
  3. Describe new observations or instrument deployment strategies that could improve quantification of volcanic eruption processes and precursors.
  4. Identify priority research and observations needed to improve understanding of volcanic eruptions and to inform monitoring and early warning efforts.

This talk will summarize the process for creating independent reports for US government agencies, as well as the main findings of the study, including key research and observation priorities and grand challenges for the volcano science community.

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