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.'

The NHRP volcanology team includes researchers from GNS Science and Massey University, with collaborations throughout NZ and overseas. We also co-lead the DEVORA project with scientists at the University of Auckland. The Platform contributes to the Global Volcano Model and volcanic advisory groups for Taranaki and the Central Plateau.

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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

  • 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

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Last updated 14 June 2019