Analytical volcano deformation source models

  • Michael Lisowski
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Primary volcanic landforms are created by the ascent and eruption of magma. The ascending magma displaces and interacts with surrounding rock and fluids as it creates new pathways, flows through cracks or conduits, vesiculates, and accumulates in underground reservoirs. The formation of new pathways and pressure changes within existing conduits and reservoirs stress and deform the surrounding rock. Eruption products load the crust. The pattern and rate of surface deformation around volcanoes reflect the tectonic and volcanic processes transmitted to the surface through the mechanical properties of the crust.


Magma Chamber Surface Deformation Surface Displacement Gravity Change Lava Dome 
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© Praxis Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK 2007

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  • Michael Lisowski

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