A team of volcanologists are investigating the dynamics of explosive eruptions at Stromboli volcano, Italy, with a particular focus on its last 5,000 years of activity.
Present-day volcanic activity at Stromboli is characterised by a steady-state magma system. To infer the possible future evolution of the volcano's magma system we need to understand when and how this steady-state activity was established and how long it will last.
The project aims to unravel timescales of crystal residence in order to evaluate:
- changes in the chemical and physical conditions of the Stromboli magma reservoir with time
- the role of open-system processes in triggering explosive eruptions