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Transitions in Rheology and Volatile Dynamics of Magmas: Mapping the Window to Explosive Volcanism

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 243˙352 €
 EC max contribution 243˙352 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-04-01   to  2021-06-16


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 Project objective

The growing number of inhabitants, tourists, and economic activities near volcanoes, require adequate volcanic hazard-assessment and -mitigation plans to guide decision-making in the case of volcanic unrest. Especially the Campi flegrei caldera (Naples, Italy) is a significant threat to the EU, as a large scale eruption is foreseen within the coming century. Accurate forecasting of volcanic behaviour is hampered by a lack of understanding of the magmas transport properties. Changes in viscosity due to the interaction between primitive and evolved magmas are documented to trigger volcanic eruptions across the globe. In the past decades, two key transition zones in magma rheology were identified that separate effusive from explosive and eruptible from non-eruptible magmas: 1) solidification through crystallization and 2) fluidization through vesiculation.

Even though these transition zones are identified and the computation capacities to forecast volcanic eruptions have grown exponentially over the past decades, none of the available computer models are able to produce coherent results and no model scenario is verified in nature. This is because predictive approaches rely on accurate rheological data, which are absent to date.

Recent technological advances, in combination with a new, interdisciplinary research approach now allow us to address this knowledge gap. Measuring the evolution of magma viscosity across the two change zones is one of the most interesting challenges at the interface between geo- and material-sciences.

This project aims to develop a systematic understanding of the evolution of rheological transition zones from magma chambers to super eruptions. The results allow more precise forecasting of volcanic eruptions and may find application in the glass and ceramic industries. The proposed research and training will set me up as an independent researcher who can lead a cutting-edge research group bridging the gap between geo- and material-sciences.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 S. Kolzenburg, A.G. Ryan, J.K. Russell
Permeability evolution during non-isothermal compaction in volcanic conduits and tuffisite veins: Implications for pressure monitoring of volcanic edifices
published pages: 115783, ISSN: 0012-821X, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115783
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 527 2020-01-30
2019 Amy G. Ryan, Stephan Kolzenburg, Alessandro Vona, Michael J. Heap, James K. Russell, Steven Badger
A proxy for magmatic foams: FOAMGLAS®, a closed-cell glass insulation
published pages: 100001, ISSN: 2590-1591, DOI: 10.1016/j.nocx.2018.100001
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids: X 1 2020-01-30
2018 S. Kolzenburg, D. Giordano, K. U. Hess, D. B. Dingwell
Shear Rate-Dependent Disequilibrium Rheology and Dynamics of Basalt Solidification
published pages: , ISSN: 0094-8276, DOI: 10.1029/2018gl077799
Geophysical Research Letters 2019-06-11
2018 Stephan Kolzenburg, Amy G. Ryan, and James Kelly Russell
Post eruptive permeability evolution of volcanic conduits and tuffisites
published pages: EGU2018-10608, ISSN: , DOI:
Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20 Vol. 20 2019-06-11
2018 Danilo Di Genova, Alberto Caracciolo, and Stephan Kolzenburg
Measuring the degree of “nanotilisation” of volcanic glasses and theirimplications for volcanic processes
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20 2019-06-11
2018 Amy Ryan, Michael J. Heap, James K. Russell, Stephan Kolzenburg, and Alessandro Vona
Permeability development in high porosity foams
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20 2019-06-11
2018 Danilo Di Genova, Alberto Caracciolo, Stephan Kolzenburg
Measuring the degree of “nanotilization” of volcanic glasses: Understanding syn -eruptive processes recorded in melt inclusions
published pages: , ISSN: 0024-4937, DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2018.08.011
Lithos 2019-06-11
2018 S. Kolzenburg, J. Jaenicke, U. Münzer, D.B. Dingwell
The effect of inflation on the morphology-derived rheological parameters of lava flows and its implications for interpreting remote sensing data - A case study on the 2014/2015 eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland
published pages: 200-212, ISSN: 0377-0273, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2018.04.024
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 357 2019-06-11
2018 Stephan Kolzenburg, Daniele Giordano, Daniele Giordano, Andrea Di Muro, Andrea Di Muro, D. Dingwell, D. Dingwell
Equilibrium Viscosity and Disequilibrium Rheology of a high Magnesium Basalt from Piton De La Fournaise volcano, La Reunion, Indian Ocean, France
published pages: , ISSN: 1593-5213, DOI: 10.4401/ag-7839
Annals of Geophysics 61/Vol 61 (2018) 2019-04-03

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