At 5,450m, Popocatépetl is the second highest peak in Mexico and one of the most active and famous composite volcanoes on Earth.
We are improving our understanding of this highly explosive volcano's behaviour by:
Igneous petrologist and volcanologist working on arc magmatism and active volcanoes.
Dr Chiara Maria Petrone
Research Leader, Petrology
Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
The Natural History Museum
Crystal residence times
The length of time between crystals forming in a magma chamber and being removed, usually by an eruption.