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  Information - GMPV25 Volcano flank instability

Event Information
There is evidence that most large volcanoes show signs of flank deformations or even flank collapses. Due to the increasing accuracy of volcano geodetic techniques, such as GPS and InSAR, seismological and rock mechanical data, gravity and (electro-)magnetic measurements, as well as due to a large number of theoretical and experimental models, the understanding of volcano growth and instability has greatly improved in the past years. The impact of flank instability on human settlements, natural environments or economy, highlights the need of studying these phenomena and to include them in volcanic hazard assessment.
This session will provide a focused forum for the scientists involved in the study of flank instability from geophysical, geodetic, geochemical and petrological disciplines and we especially hope to address the coupling of events that may lead to flank collapses.
We encourage submitting contributions related to the stressing and destabilization of volcanic flanks. Studies devoted to the understanding of flank instability and the influence of the physical parameters and time-dependent deformation of rocks, the tectonic control, the interaction of unstable or collapsing flanks with magmatic processes, dike propagation or magma chamber evolution, and the development and application of techniques used to measure such phenomena over different scales are particularly welcome.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
J.C. Carracedo - Estación Volcanológica de Canarias, IPNA, Tenerife, Spain
G. Wörner - GZG, University Göttingen, Germany
M. Hürlimann - Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain


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