VUELCO Specific Peer-Reviewed Publications

The prime objective of VUELCO is to significantly improve our understanding of the processes behind volcanic unrest and the ability to forecast its outcome.
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  1. 2015: Hickey, J., Gottsmann, J., Nakamichi, H., & Iguchi, M. Thermomechanical controls on magma supply and volcanic deformation, Nature Communications, in review.
  2. 2015: Hickey, J., Gottsmann, J., & Mothes, P. Estimating volcanic deformation source parameters with a Finite Element inversion: the 2001-2002 unrest at Cotopaxi volcano, Ecuador. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120(3), 1473-1486.
  3. 2014: Hickey, J., & Gottsmann, J. Benchmarking and developing numerical Finite Element models of volcanic deformation. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 280, 126–130.
  4. 2014: Muir, D., Blundy, J., Rust, A., & Hickey, J. Experimental constraints on dacite pre-eruptive magma storage conditions beneath Uturuncu volcano. Journal of Petrology, 55(4), 749–767.
  5. 2013: Hickey, J., Gottsmann, J., & del Potro, R. The large-scale surface uplift in the Altiplano-Puna region of Bolivia: A parametric study of source characteristics and crustal rheology using finite element analysis. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14(3), 540–555.
  6. 2015: Hickey, J., Mothes, P., Odbert, H., Prutkin, I., Vajda, P., & Gottsmann, J. Volcano geodesy: the ups and downs of volcanic unrest, in review.
  7. CP Montagna, P Papale, and A Longo. Timescales of mingling in shallow
    magmatic reservoirs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications,
    422:SP422–6, 2015.
  8. QVAST: a new Quantum GIS plugin for estimating volcanic susceptibility. Bartolini S., Cappello A., Martí J., Del Negro C., 2013. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 13, 3031–3042. ​
  9. HASSET: a probability event tree tool to valuate future volcanic scenarios using Bayesian inference presented as a plugin for QGIS. Sobradelo, R., Bartolini S., and Martí J., 2014. Bull. Volcanol. 76, 770.
  10. Long-term volcanic hazard assessment on El Hierro (Canary Islands). Becerril, L., Bartolini S., Sobradelo R., Martí J., Morales J. M., Galindo I., 2014. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1853-1870, doi:10.5194/nhess-14-1853-2014.

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  12. - Volcanic hazard on Deception Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). Bartolini S., Geyer A., Martí J., Pedrazzi D., Aguirre-Díaz G., 2014. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 285, 150–168.
  13. VERDI: a new Volcanic managEment Risk Database desIgn. Bartolini S., Becerril L., Martí J., 2014. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 288, 132-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.10.009
  14. Hazard assessment at the Quaternary La Garrotxa Volcanic Field (NE Iberia). Bartolini S., Bolós X., Martí J., Riera Pedra E., Planagumà Ll., 2014. Natural Hazard. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-015-1774-y
  15. Implications of legal scrutiny processes (including the L'Aquila trial and other recent court cases) for future volcanic risk governance 
    Authors: Bretton J Richard, Gottsmann Joachim, Aspinall P Willy, Christie Ryerson, 
    Journal: Journal of Applied Volcanology, MS: 5717040851468685

  16. Xavier Bolós, Joan Martí, Laura Becerril, Pablo Grosse, Llorenç Planagumà, Stéphanie Barde-Cabusson, 2015. Volcano-structural analysis of La Garrotxa Volcanic Field (NE Iberia): implications for the plumbing system. Tectonophysics. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.12.013

  17. Xavier Bolós, Llorenç Planagumà, Joan Martí, 2014. Volcanic stratigraphy of the Quaternary La Garrotxa Volcanic Field (NE Iberian Peninsula). Journal of Quaternary Science. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2725

  18. X. Bolós, S. Barde-Cabusson, D. Pedrazzi, J. Martí, A. Casas, R. Lovera, D. Nadal-Sala, 2014. Subsurface geology in the monogenetic La Garrotxa Volcanic Field (NE Iberian Peninsula). International Journal of Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s00531-014-1044-3

  19. Dario Pedrazzi, Xavier Bolós, Joan Martí, 2014. Phreatomagmatic volcanism in complex hydrogeological environments: La Crosa de Sant Dalmai maar (Catalan Volcanic Zone, NE Spain). Geosphere. DOI: 10.1130/GES00959.1

  20. S. Barde-Cabusson, J. Gottsmann, J. Martí, X. Bolós, A. G. Camacho, A. Geyer, Ll. Planagumà, E. Ronchin, A. Sánchez, 2014. Structural control of monogenetic volcanism in the Garrotxa volcanic field (Northeastern Spain) from gravity and self-potential measurements. Bulletin of Volcanology. DOI: 10.1007/s00445-013-0788-0


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  22. S. Barde-Cabusson, X. Bolós, D. Pedrazzi, R. Lovera, G. Serra, J. Martí, A. Casas, 2013. Electrical resistivity tomography revealing the internal structure of monogenetic volcanoes. Geophysical Research Letters (GRL). DOI: 10.1002/grl.50538

  23. Mechanical behaviour and failure modes in the Whakaari (White Island volcano) hydrothermal system, New Zealand Michael J. Heap,, Ben M. Kennedy, Noémie Pernina, Laura Jacquemard, Patrick Baud, Jamie I. Farquharson, Bettina Scheu, Yan Lavallée, H. Albert Gilg, Mark Letham-Brake, Klaus Mayer, Arthur D. Jolly, Thierry Reuschlé, Donald B. Dingwell. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 295 (2015) 26–42
  24. Experimental constraints on phreatic eruption processes at
    Whakaari (White Island volcano) Klaus Mayer, Bettina Scheua,. Albert Gilg, Michael J. Heap, Ben M. Kennedy, Yan Lavallée, Mark Letham-Brake, Donald B. Dingwell. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 302 (2015) 150–162
  25. Impact of channelized flow on temperature distribution and fluid flow in
    restless calderas: Insight from Campi Flegrei caldera, Italy
    Alia Jasim, Fiona F. Whitaker, Alison C. Rust Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 303 (2015) 157–174

  26. Vasseur, J., Wadsworth, F.B., Bell, A., Main, I.G., Lavallée, Y., Dingwell, D.B. Heterogeneity: The key to forecasting material failure? Nature: Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep13259

  27. Heap, M.J., Farquharson, J.I., Wadsworth, F.B., Kolzenburg, S., Russell, J.K. Timescales for permeability and strength reduction in densifying magma. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.053

  28. Wadsworth, F.B., Kennedy, B., Branney, M.J., von Aulock, F.W., Lavallée, Y., Menendez, A. 2015. Exhumed conduit records magma ascent and drain-back during a Strombolian eruption at Tongariro volcano, New Zealand. Bulletin of   Volcanology. doi: 10.1007/s00445-015-0962-7


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  30.  Wadsworth, F.B., Damby, D.E., Hearne, R.L., Le Blond, J., Vasseur, J., Hess, K.-U., Dingwell, D.B. 2015. The feasibility of vitrifying a sandstone enclosure in the British Iron Age. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.06.007

  31. Hornby, A., Lamb, O., Kendrick, J.E., Hirose, T., de Angelis, S.H., de Angelis, S., Umakoshi, K., Wadsworth, F.B., von Aulock, F.W., Miwa, T., Dingwell, D.B., Lavallée, Y. 2015. Spine growth by seismogenic friction at Mt Unzen, Japan. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 120. doi: 10.1002/2014JB011660.

  32. Schipper, C.I., Castro, J., Tuffen, H., Wadsworth, F.B., Chappell, D., Pantoja, O., Simpson, M.P., LeRu, E. 2015. Cristobalite in the 2011-2013 Cordon Caulle eruption (Chile). Bulletin of Volcanology. 77. doi: 10.1007/s00445-015-0925

  33.  Ashwell, P.A., Kendrick, J.E., Lavallée, Y., Kennedy, B., Hess, K.-U., von Aulock, F.W., Wadsworth, F.B., Vasseur, J., Dingwell, D.B. 2015. Permeability of compacting magmas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 120. doi: 10.1002/2014JB011519.

  34. Lavallée, Y., Wadsworth, F.B., Vasseur, J., Russell, J.K., Andrews, G.D.M., Hess, K.-U., von Aulock, F.W., Kendrick, J.E.,         Tuffen, H., Biggin, A., Dingwell, D.B. 2015. Eruption and emplacement timescales of ignimbrite super-eruptions: a constraint from the thermo-kinetics of glass shards. Front. Earth Sci. 3:2. doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00002.

  35. Odbert H., Taisne B., Gottsmann J. (2015). Deposit loading and its effect on co-eruptive volcano deformation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 413(0):186-196

  36. Sobradelo, R.,  Bartolini, S.,  Martí, J. (2014).  HASSET: a probability event tree tool to evaluate future volcanic scenarios using Bayesian  inteference Bulletin of Volcanology  vol. 76 . 1-15 J
  37. Wadsworth, F.B., Vasseur, J., von Aulock, F.W., Scheu, B., Lavallée, Y., Hess, K.-U., Dingwell, D.B. 2014. Nonisothermal viscous sintering of volcanic ash. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 119. doi: 10.1002/2014JB011453.

  38. Song, W., Hess, K.-U., Damby, D.E., Wadsworth, F.B., Lavallée, Y., Cimarelli, C., Dingwell, D.B. 2014. Fusion     characteristics of volcanic ash relevant to aviation hazards. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, doi: 10.1002/2013GL059182.

  39. Kueppers, U., Cimarelli, C., Hess, K.-U., Taddeucci, J., Wadsworth, F.B., Dingwell, D.B. 2014. The thermal stability of Eyjafjallajökull ash versus turbine ingestion test sands. Journal of Applied Volcanology, 3:4 doi: 10.1186/2191-5040-3-4.


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  41. Vasseur, J.,  Wadsworth, F.B.,  Lavallée, Y., Hess, K.-U., Dingwell, D.B. 2013. Volcanic sintering: Timescales of viscous densification and strength recovery, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi: 10.1002/2013GL058105.

  42. Hickey, J., Gottsmann, J. & del Potro, R. (2013). The large-scale surface uplift in the Altiplano-Puna region of Bolivia; a parametric study of source characteristics and crustal rheology using Finite Element Analysis. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1002/ggge.20057. Request PDF

  43. Pichavant, M., Di Carlo, I., Rotolo, S., Scaillet, B., Burgisser, A., Le Gall, N., and Martel, C. (2013). Generation of CO2-rich melts during basalt magma ascent and degassing. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 166, 545-561. doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0890-5. Request PDF

  44. Marzocchi W., Newhall C., Woo G., (2012).The Scientific Management of Volcanic Crises. Journal of Volcanology & Geothermal Research 247-248, 181-189. Elsevier B.V. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.08.016. Request PDF

  45. Phillipson, G., Sobradelo, R., Gottsmann, J., (2013). Global Volcanic Unrest in the 21st Century: An Analysis of the First Decade, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Vol. 264, pp.183-196, ISSN 0377-0273, (, View PDF

  46. Bartolini, S., Cappello, A., Martí, J., and Del Negro, C., (2013). QVAST: a new Quantum GIS plugin for estimating volcanic susceptibility, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 3031-3042, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-3031-2013, View PDF

  47. Moretti,R., Arienzo, I., Civetta, L., Orsi,G., Papale, P., (2013). Multiple magma degassing sources at an explosive volcano Earth and Planetary Science Letter, Vol. 367, 1 April 2013, pp. 95-104. doi:10.1016/j.epsi.2013.02.013 (Request pdf)

  48. Barde-Cabusson S, Gottsmann J, Marti J, Bolos X, Camacho A, Geyer A, Planaguma L, Ronchin E, Sanchez A., (2014). Structural control of monogenetic volcanism in the Garrotxa Volcanic Field (Northeastern Spain) from gravity and self-potential measurements. Bulletin of Volcanology 76:788, doi:710.1007/s00445-00013-00788-00440 (Request pdf)

  49. Hautmann, S., A. G. Camacho, J. Gottsmann, H. M. Odbert, and R. T. Syers, (2013).  The shallow structure beneath Montserrat (West Indies) from new Bouguer gravity data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40,5113–5118, doi:10.1002/grl.51003. (request pdf)

  50. Tomlinson E.L., Arienzo I., Civetta L.,Wulf S., Smith V.C., Hardiman M., S. Lane C.S., Carandente A, Orsi G., Rosi M., Muller W., Menzies M.A., (2012). Geochemistry of the Phlegraean Fields (Italy) proximal sources for major Mediterranean tephras: Implications for the dispersal of Plinian and co-ignimbritic components of explosive eruptions. Geochimica e Cosmochimica Acta, 93, 102-128,


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  52. Arienzo I., (2012). Tra Autori vari. Volcanic ash layers illuminate the resilience of Neanderthal and early Modern Humans to natural hazards. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) doi:10.1073/pnas.1204579109

  53. D’Antonio M., Tonarini S., Arienzo I., Civetta L., Dallai L., Moretti R., Orsi G., Andria M., Trecalli A., (2013). Mantle and crustal processes in the magmatism of the Campania region: inferences from mineralogy, geochemistry, and Sr–Nd–O isotopes of young hybrid volcanics of the Ischia island (South Italy). Contributions to Mineralogy and. Petrolology, 165: 1173-1194. doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0853-x

  54. Moretti R., Arienzo I., Orsi G., Civetta L., D’Antonio M., (2013). The deep plumbing system of the Ischia Island: a physico-chemical window on the fluid-saturated and CO2-sustained Neapolitan volcanism (Southern Italy). Journal of Petrology, 54: 951-984. doi:10.1093/petrology/egt002.

  55. Giaccio B., Arienzo I., Sottili G., Castorina F., Gaeta M., Nomade S., Galli P., Messina P., (2013). Isotopic (Sr-Nd) and major element fingerprinting of distal tephras: an application to the Middle-late Pleistocene markers from the Colli Albani Volcano, central Italy. Quaternary Science Reviews, 67, 190-206.

  56. Martelli M., Rizzo A.L., Renzulli A., Ridolfi F., Arienzo I., Rosciglione A., (2014). Noble-gas signature of magmas from a heterogeneous mantle wedge: The case of Stromboli volcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy). Chemical Geology vol.368, pp.39-53.

  57. Montagna C. P. , Gonnermann H. M., (2013). Magma flow between summit and Pu`u 'O'o at Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14, 2232.

  58. Ilya P., Vajda P., Gottsmann J., (2014).The gravimetric picture of magmatic and hydrothermal sources driving hybrid unrest on Tenerife in 2004/5. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Vol. 282: pp.9-18, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.06.003

  59. Pascal K., Neuberg J., Rivalta E., (2013). On precisely modelling surface deformation due to interacting magma chambers and dykes. Geophysical Journal International. doi:10.1093/gii/ggt/343 Blackwell Publishing

  60. Hughes Rajer A., Smith E. I., Scheu B., Dingwell D.B., (2014). The effects of water vaporisation on rock fragmentation during rapid decompression: Implications for the formation of fluidized ejecta on Mars. Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, Vol. 385, pp.68-78 Elsevier, doi:10.1016j.epsl.2013.10.029

  61. Vasseur J., Wadsworth F. B., Lavallée Y., , Hess K., Dingwell D.B., (2013). Volcanic sintering: Timescales of viscous densification and strength recovery. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 40 Issue 21 doi:10.1002/2013GL058105


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  63. Gottsmann J., Odbert H., (2014). The effects of thermomechanical heterogeneities in island arc crust on time-dependent preeruptive stresses and the failure of an andesitic reservoir. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 119 pp.4626- 4639 American Geophysical Union doi:10.1002/2014JB011079

  64. Hickey J., Gottsmann J., (2014). Benchmarking and developing numerical Finite Element models of volcanic deformation. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Vol.280 pp.126-130. Elsevier doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.05.011

  65. Rouwet D., Tassi F., Mora-Amador R., Sandri L., Chiarini V., (2014).Past, Present and Future of Volcanic Lake Monitoring. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Vol.272 Elsevier pp.78-97. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.12.009

  66. Marti J., Pinel V., López C., Geyer A., Abella R., Tárraga M., Blanco José M., Castro A., Rodriguez C., (2013). Causes and mechanisms of the 2011-12 El Hierro (Canary Islands) submarine eruption. Journal of Geophyiscal Research, Vol. 118 (Issue 3), pp. 823-839. American Geophysical Union.

  67. Bolós X., Barde- Cabusson S., Pedrazzi D., Martí J., Casas A., Lovera R., Nadal-Sala D., (2014). Geophysical exploration on the subsurface geology of La Garrotxa monogenetic volcanic field (NE Iberian Peninsula). International Journal of Earth Sciences n/a Springer Verlag Germany 15/06/2014 n/a 25 10.1130/GES00959.1

  68. Pedrazzi D., (2014). Phreatomagmatic volcanism in complex hydrogeological environments: La Crosa de Sant Dalmai maar (Catalan Volcanic Zone, NE Spain) Geosphere Vol. 10/Issue 1 Geological Society of America United States 01/01/2014 170 26 10.1002/grl.50538

  69. Barde-Cabusson S., Bolós X., Pedrazzi D., Lovera R., Serra G., Martí J., Casas A., (2013). Electrical resistivity tomography revealing the internal structure of monogenetic volcanoes. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 40(Issue 11), American Geophysical Union United States 16/06/2013, pp.2544- 2549. 27 10.1093/petrology/egt014

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  71. Marti J., Castro A., Rodriguez C., Costa F., Carrasquilla S., Pedreira R., Bolos X., (2013). Correlation of Magma Evolution and Geophysical Monitoring during the 2011-2012 El Hierro (Canary Islands) Submarine Eruption. Journal of Petrology Vol. 54(Issue 7), pp.1349- 1373 28. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.01.003, Oxford University Press United Kingdom.

  72. Tárraga M., Martí J., Abella R., Carniel R., López C., (2014). Volcanic tremors: Good indicators of change in plumbing systems during volcanic eruptions. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Vol. 273 33-40 29 doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.04.005, Elsevier Netherlands.

  73. Scaini C., Felpeto A., Martí J., Carniel R., (2014). A GIS-based methodology for the estimation of potential volcanic damage and its application to Tenerife Island, Spain Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Vol. 278- 279 Elsevier Netherlands. 40-58 30 10.5194/nhess-14-1853-2014

  74. Becerril L. , Bartolini S., Sobradelo R., Martí J., Morales J. M., Galindo I., (2014). Long-term volcanic hazard assessment on El Hierro (Canary Islands). Natural Hazards and Earth System Science Vol. 14(Issue 7) European Geosciences Union Germany 01/01/2014 1853- 1870 31 10.1111/ter.12114

  75. Telesca L., Lovallo M., Martì Molist J., López Moreno C., Abella Meléndez R., (2014). Using the Fisher-Shannon method to characterize continuous seismic signal during volcanic eruptions: application to 2011-2012 El Hierro (Canary Islands) eruption Terra Nova n/a Blackwell Publishing United Kingdom 01/07/2014 n/a-n/a 32 10.1002/2013JB010795

  76. Sainz- Maza Aparicio S., Arnoso Sampedro J., Gonzalez Montesinos F., Martí Molist J. , (2014). Volcanic signatures in time gravity variations during the volcanic unrest on El Hierro (Canary Islands) Journal of Geophysical Research Vol. 119(Issue 6), American Geophysical Union 01/06/2014, pp.5033- 5051 33 doi: 10.1007/s10712-014-9290-2

  77. López C., Martí J., Abella R., Tárraga M. , (2014). Applying Fractal Dimensions and Energy-Budget Analysis to Characterize Fracturing Processes During Magma Migration and Eruption: 2011–2012 El Hierro (Canary Islands) Submarine Eruption.


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