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Global volcano monitoring; what does it mean when volcanoes deform?

Juliet Biggs and Matthew E. Pritchard
Global volcano monitoring; what does it mean when volcanoes deform? (in Volcanoes; from mantle to surface, Keith D. Putirka (editor) and Kari M. Cooper (editor))
Elements (February 2017) 13 (1): 17-22


Currently, it is only possible to look inside an active volcano using indirect geophysical methods. One such method is to measure surface deformation, which results from subsurface magmatic or hydrothermal processes. Modern satellite data allows deformation to be measured at hundreds of volcanoes without relying on limited ground instrumentation. As a result, the number of known deforming volcanoes has increased from 44 in 1997 to over 220 in 2016. This article reviews the diverse ways by which volcanoes can deform, the typical rates and durations of such deformations, and the processes that drive deformation.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 13
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Global volcano monitoring; what does it mean when volcanoes deform?
Title: Volcanoes; from mantle to surface
Author(s): Biggs, JulietPritchard, Matthew E.
Author(s): Putirka, Keith D.editor
Author(s): Cooper, Kari M.editor
Affiliation: University of Bristol, School of Earth Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom
Affiliation: California State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fresno, CA, United States
Pages: 17-22
Published: 201702
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 30
Accession Number: 2017-020870
Categories: Quaternary geologyApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201714
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