Volcano Research Papers

An international research journal with focus on volcanic and geothermal processes and their impact on the environment and society.

Submission of papers covering the following aspects of volcanology and geothermal research are encouraged:

(1) Geological aspects of volcanic systems: volcano stratigraphy, structure and tectonic influence; eruptive history; evolution of volcanic landforms; eruption style and progress; dispersal patterns of lava and ash; analysis of real-time eruption observations.
(2) Geochemical and petrological aspects of volcanic rocks: magma genesis and evolution; crystallization; volatile compositions, solubility, and degassing; volcanic petrography and textural analysis.
(3) Hydrology, geochemistry and measurement of volcanic and hydrothermal fluids: volcanic gas emissions; fumaroles and springs; crater lakes; hydrothermal mineralization.
(4) Geophysical aspects of volcanic systems: physical properties of volcanic rocks and magmas; heat flow studies; volcano seismology, geodesy and remote sensing.
(5) Computational modeling and experimental simulation of magmatic and hydrothermal processes: eruption dynamics; magma transport and storage; plume dynamics and ash dispersal; lava flow dynamics; hydrothermal fluid flow; thermodynamics of aqueous fluids and melts.
(6) Volcano hazard and risk research: hazard zonation methodology, development of forecasting tools; assessment techniques for vulnerability and impact.

The journal does not accept geothermal research papers not related to volcanism.

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Associate Professor Jan Lindsay is a volcanologist in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where her position is supported by a Fellowship from the New Zealand Earthquake Commission. She has an MSc in Geology from the University of Auckland, and a PhD in Geosciences from the University of Giessen in Germany. She has held positions at GNS Science in Taupo, New Zealand; the GeoResearch Centre (GFZ) in Potsdam, Germany; and the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) and is co-leader of the IAVCEI working Group on Volcanic Hazard Mapping. She is a Past President of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand. 
Jan’s research focuses on making society more resilient to volcanic hazards through improving understanding of magmatic and volcanic processes, and developing and testing techniques for better communication between scientists and stakeholders to ensure efficient uptake of hazard and risk research. She has worked on projects in the broad area of volcanic geology, hazard and risk in New Zealand, Chile, the Lesser Antilles and Saudi Arabia. She co-leads the multi-agency, transdisciplinary research programme DEVORA (Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland), which focuses on the monogenetic Auckland Volcanic Field. She has a strong research interest in what makes an effective hazard map, and also whether short-term probabilistic volcanic hazard assessment can be harnessed to help decision-makers in a volcanic crisis. 

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