How an embryonic magma feeding system evolves: Insights from the primordial pulses of Mt. Etna volcano

Marisa G., Nicotra N., Viccaro M.

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 451, 108113

Volcanism at Mt. Etna (Italy) started with an early tholeiitic stage dating back to 542?ka during which subaqueous to subaerial magmas were emitted chiefly through fissure-type eruptions on widespread areas located on the southern flank of the modern...


New constraints on the Middle-Late Pleistocene Campi Flegrei explosive activity and Mediterranean tephrostratigraphy (~160 ka and 110–90 ka)

Fernandez G., Giaccio B., Costa A., Monaco L., Nomade S., Albert P. G., Pereira A., Flynn M., Leicher N., Lucchi, F., Petrosino P., Palladino D.M., Milia A., Insinga D.D., Wulf S., Kearney R., Veres D.,...

Quaternary Science Reviews, 331, 108623

The Campi Flegrei (CF) caldera, in southern Italy, is the source of some of the most powerful Late Pleistocene eruptions of the European sub-continent (e.g., Campanian Ignimbrite, Neapolitan Yellow Tuff eruptions). Although the CF caldera has been continuously...


Geomorphic analysis of digital elevation model generated from vintage aerial photographs: A glance at the pre-urbanization morphology of the active Campi Flegrei caldera

Natale J., Vitale S., Repola L., Monti L., Isaia, R.

Geomorphology, 109267.

Accurate digital elevation models represent the basic tool for a large spectrum of applications, including geological, architectonic, archaeological, and urbanistic studies. However, aggressive urbanization may significantly alter the morphology of areas...


The utility of TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X, and PAZ for studying volcanic activity: Successes, challenges, and future prospects

Galetto F., Dualeh E., Delgado F., Pritchard M., Poland M., Ebmeier S., Shreve T., Biggs J., Hamling I., Wauthier C., Gonzalez Santana J., Froger J.-L., Bemelmans M.

Volcanica, 7(1), 273–301

TerraSAR-X (TSX), TanDEM-X (TDX), and PAZ Synthetic Aperture Radar data have been used at over 120 volcanoes to assess surface characteristics and change over time. We examine previous work, adding additional examples to understand where and when these...


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...