It’s alive! Virtual eruptions on a supercomputer


Volcanoes are not all alike: some like Mount Etna erupt frequently, while others such as Vesuvius seem quiescent, but their geological history teaches us that they can erupt even after a long period of time. The eruption that awakens them is often explosive and can project large amounts of gas and ash into the atmosphere. When this material flows along the flanks of the volcano pyroclastic flows form: these are very hot, dense, fast-moving clouds that destroy everything in their path.


Special Issue on “Unmanned Aerial Systems and Digital Terrain Modeling” – Call for Paper

E’ aperta la Call for papers della Special Issue Unmanned Aerial Systems and Digital Terrain Modelingde MDPI open access journal Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292, Impact Factor 3.406, che ha come Guest Editors Alessandro Fornaciai, Luca Nannipieri e Massimiliano Favalli dell’INGV e Nicole Richter del Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise.