1st Year


Description including Unit Aims

Volcanotectonics is a multidisciplinary scientific field that joins the principles and methods of structural geology, tectonics, geodesy, and physics to volcanological research. Introduction to volcanotectonics. Methods of volcanotectonics (structural geology, models, remote sensing, geodesy). Deformation related to magmatic intrusion. Volcanotectonic processes: conditions for formation and propagation of dikes and sills. Formation of magma chambers and reservoirs. Deformation of volcanoes (faults in volcanic environments, caldera collapse, resurgence, sector collapse). Regional tectonic control on volcanism. Modelling of ground deformation. Use of Matlab and deformation models such as Mogi, Okada, and applications to case studies. Fieldtrip

Intended Learning Outcomes

This course introduces the basic knowledge about mechanisms and deformation related to magma emplacement and transport, and about the deformation structures hosted in the volcanic rocks.

Assessment Information

Oral exam- report on field activity


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