Project Overview

Recent technological advances have revolutionized volcano monitoring by improving our ability to measure changes of a volcanic system before, during, and after an eruption. However, it remains a challenge to relate the monitoring signals to the magmatic system and processes occurring at depth.

Hence, Fidel Costa’s research group uses micro and nano-analytical techniques, thermodynamics, and kinetic models to reconstruct the plumbing system and produce a time series of magmatic events leading to eruptions. Main targets are the EOS laboratory volcanoes of Mayon and Gede-Salak.

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Year 2013

Correlation of magma evolution and geophysical monitoring at El Hierro (Canary Islands) 2011-2012 submarine eruption

Joan Martí, Antonio Castro, Carmen Rodriguez, Fidel Costa, Rocio Pedreira, Sandra Carrasquilla, et al.

Year Oct

The 2010 explosive eruption of Java's Merapi volcano-A '100-year' event

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The Team



Visiting Professor


Tarsilo Girona (Postdoctoral Fellow Georgia Tech)

Claus-Dieter Ohl, (Division of Physics and Applied Physics, NTU)

Cesare Soci (Division of Physics and Applied Physics, NTU)

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