Experimental re-melting of a continental crust: probing the deep storage zone of Campi Flegrei and Vesuvius magmas

Palummo F., Perinelli C., Bonechi B., Fabbrizio A., Misiti V.. Scarlato P., Gaeta M.

Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 179, 41

Mantle magmas interact with surrounding rocks during their ascent and storage in the continental crust, leading to open system processes as wall rock partial melting. In this study, we have experimentally investigated the reactions between a leucosome...


Experimental insights on the shear-induced crystallization of a phonotephrite magma

Di Fiore F., Vona A., Mollo S., Nazzari M., Giordano G., Romano C.

Chemical Geology, 637, 121682

In active volcanic environments, magmas that ascend within the conduit and erupt at the surface as lava flows experience physico-chemical perturbations related to temperature changes and variable degrees of deformation. We have conducted experimental...


The Taverna San Felice Dike (NE of Roccamonfina Volcano): Unraveling Magmatic Intrusion Processes and Volcano-Tectonics in the Tyrrhenian Margin of the Southern Apennines

Natale J., Vitale S., Giordano G., Fedele L., Lucci F., Vona A., Prinzi E.P., Tramparulo F.D.A., Isaia R., Ciarcia S.

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 24-8, (2023) e2023GC010994

The Roccamonfina volcano is located within the Garigliano Graben (southern Apennines, Italy) and has been active throughout the Middle-Late Pleistocene. Along its polyphase volcanic history (630–55 ka), including several caldera-forming eruptions...


PROMETHEUS: Probability in the Mediterranean of Tephra dispersal for various grain sizes. A tool for the evaluation of the completeness of the volcanic record in medial-distal archives.

Billotta E., Sulpizio R., Selva J., Costa A., Bebbington M.

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 447, 108031

PROMETHEUS is a statistical tool that allows creating maps showing the probability of finding tephra deposits of different grain sizes, originating from eruptions of a specific volcanic source, at any location around the vent. It couples wind profiles...


Surveying volcanic crises exercises: From open-question questionnaires to a prototype checklist

Massaro S., Sandri L., Geyer A., Cristiani C., Nave R., Barsotti S., Loughlin S., Puglisi G.

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 440, August 2023, 107850

Volcanic crisis exercises are usually run to test response capabilities, communication protocols, and decision-making procedures by agencies with responsibilities to cope with scenarios of volcanic unrest with inherent uncertainty, such as volcano observatories...