Active Volcanoes of China
China is home to more than a dozen volcanoes that have erupted during the Holocene. Recent activity, such as the eruption of Ashikule in 1951 and unrest of Changbaishan during 2002–05, highlights the potential for future volcanic unrest and eruptions in the country. In 1999, a National Volcano Monitoring Network was established, inaugurating a programme of research and surveillance to understand the history and activity of China's volcanoes. Much progress has been made since, advancing understanding in the areas of geology, geochemistry and geophysics, and supporting hazard mitigation planning. This Special Publication reports the wide-ranging outcomes of this work for the first time to the international community.
Knowledge base of Cenozoic volcanoes in China
Published:October 11, 2021
Bo Pan, Tao Cheng, Jiandong Xu, Jingwei Zhang, Zhengquan Chen, 2021. "Knowledge base of Cenozoic volcanoes in China", Active Volcanoes of China, J. Xu, C. Oppenheimer, J. Hammond, H. Wei
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Knowledge management plays an important role in scientific research and provides a basis for technical development in the era of Big Data. Studies of Cenozoic volcanoes in China have been undertaken for more than half a century, generating plentiful relevant literature and data. However, these data have stayed scattered between different authors and libraries, and this hampers management and access. Based on theories, knowledge bases and related technologies, we developed the Knowledge Base of Cenozoic Volcanoes (KBCV) to collect such volcanic data in China. The directory tree of the KBCV is structured based on five levels according to the volcano distribution, magma origin, data type and file format. The KBCV supports querying, searching and browsing. It can provide well-managed Cenozoic volcanic data and technical support for scientific research and public communication. The KBCV is still in its early stages and is imperfect with respect to data completeness and universalization of the system, and efforts are being made to continuously develop and popularize the system.