Volcanic Hazards


Aerial surveys utilising hyperspectral technology with aero-magnetic data to classify the volcanic structure at depth, and to better understand and evaluate volcanic hazards. Project led by Dr Gabor Kereszturi (Massey University) as part of Contest 2017, 'Too big to fail? A multidisciplinary approach to predict collapse and debris flow hazard.'

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"Pyroclastic density currents (PDC) - rapid currents of hot gas and rock- are a lethal phenomena of volcanic eruption. All New Zealand volcanoes can produce PDCs" Dr Gert Lube (Masssey University) on his project, 'Large-scale PDC Hazard Impact Simulations (LINK).'


Research Publications

  • Bebbington MS, Jenkins SF (2019) Intra-eruption forecasting. Bulletin of Volcanology 81: 34. DOI: 10.1007/s00445-019-1294-9   Available online
  • Lube G, Breard ECP, Jones J, Fullard L, Dufek J, Cronin SJ, Wang T (2019) Generation of air lubrication within pyroclastic density currents. Nature Geoscience 12, 381–386.  Video and article available online
  • Park, I., Jolly, A., Kim, K.Y., Kennedy, B. (2019) Temporal variations of repeating low frequency volcanic earthquakes at Ngauruhoe Volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 373, pp. 108-119.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.01.024   Available online

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Last updated 10 Dec 2019