Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. J. Gottsmann, J.-C. Komorowski, J. Barclay
    Pages 1-21 Open Access
  3. R. J. Bretton, J. Gottsmann, R. Christie
    Pages 23-34 Open Access
  4. D. Rouwet, R. Constantinescu, L. Sandri
    Pages 35-46 Open Access
  5. Stefania Bartolini, Joan Martí, Rosa Sobradelo, Laura Becerril
    Pages 47-61 Open Access
  6. Laura Sandri, Roberto Tonini, Dmitri Rouwet, Robert Constantinescu, Ana Teresa Mendoza-Rosas, Daniel Andrade et al.
    Pages 63-82 Open Access
  7. Alia Jasim, Brioch Hemmings, Klaus Mayer, Bettina Scheu
    Pages 83-99 Open Access
  8. C. Martel, R. A. Brooker, J. Andújar, M. Pichavant, B. Scaillet, J. D. Blundy
    Pages 101-110 Open Access
  9. C. P. Montagna, P. Papale, A. Longo, M. Bagagli
    Pages 111-122 Open Access
  10. Daniele Morgavi, Ilenia Arienzo, Chiara Montagna, Diego Perugini, Donald B. Dingwell
    Pages 123-137 Open Access
  11. M. Pichavant, N. Le Gall, B. Scaillet
    Pages 139-154 Open Access
  12. M. E. Thomas, J. W. Neuberg, A. S. D. Collinson
    Pages 155-169 Open Access
  13. Fabian B. Wadsworth, Taylor Witcher, Jérémie Vasseur, Donald B. Dingwell, Bettina Scheu
    Pages 171-184 Open Access
  14. R. O. Salvage, S. Karl, J. W. Neuberg
    Pages 185-201 Open Access
  15. J. Hickey, J. Gottsmann, P. Mothes, H. Odbert, I. Prutkin, P. Vajda
    Pages 203-219 Open Access
  16. Dmitri Rouwet, Silvana Hidalgo, Erouscilla P. Joseph, Gino González-Ilama
    Pages 221-239 Open Access
  17. Patricia A. Mothes, Mario C. Ruiz, Edwin G. Viracucha, Patricio A. Ramón, Stephen Hernández, Silvana Hidalgo et al.
    Pages 241-270 Open Access
  18. R. J. Bretton, S. Ciolli, C. Cristiani, J. Gottsmann, R. Christie, W. Aspinall
    Pages 271-298 Open Access
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 299-313

About this book


This open access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission's 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics:

1.     The global significance of volcanic unrest

2.     Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest and precursory activity

3.     Magma dynamics leading to unrest phenomena

4.     Bridging the gap between science and decision-making

Volcanic unrest is a complex multi-hazard phenomenon. The fact that unrest may, or may not lead to an imminent eruption contributes significant uncertainty to short-term volcanic hazard and risk assessment.  Although it is reasonable to assume that all eruptions are associated with precursory activity of some sort, the understanding of the causative links between subsurface processes, resulting unrest signals and imminent eruption is incomplete. When a volcano evolves from dormancy into a phase of unrest, important scientific, political and social questions need to be addressed. This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers of volcanic phenomena, professionals in volcanic hazard and risk assessment, observatory personnel, as well as emergency managers who wish to learn about the complex nature of volcanic unrest and how to utilize new findings to deal with unrest phenomena at scientific and emergency managing levels.

This book is open access under a CC BY license.


Volcanic Unrest Emergency Management Magma Dynamics Precursory Activity Decision-making Open Access book on volcanology VUELCO project

Editors and affiliations

  • Joachim Gottsmann
    • 1
  • Jürgen Neuberg
    • 2
  • Bettina Scheu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Earth SciencesUniversity of BristolBristol, Bath and North East SomersetUK
  2. 2.Faculty of EnvironmentUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  3. 3.Ludwig Maximilian University of MunichMunichGermany

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