Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption, Iceland Tephra deposit of the 2011 Cordon Caulle eruption, Chile

PHYSICAL VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOLOGICAL RISK

ABOUT US



OUR LABS

volcanology labs

PEOPLE

Faculty

Costanza Bonadonna

Luca Caricchi

Corine Frischknecht

Mario Sartori

Research Associates

Irene Manzella

Laura Pioli

Thomas Sheldrake

PhD students

Gholamhossein Bagheri

Valerie Baumann

Federico Brogi

Lucia Dominguez Barragan

Stefano Pollastri

Anna Rauch

Eduardo Rossi

Bocar Sy

Group former members

Jean-Jacques Wagner

Gholamhossein Bagheri

Sébastien Biass

Mabel Wantim Nechia

PROJECTS

Field, experimental and numerical investigations of sedimentation and aggregation of volcanic particles (collaboration with the Groupe de compétences en mécanique des fluides et procédés énergétiques, Geneva)
Characterization of tephra deposits and of the associated eruptive parameters (e.g., 2011 Cordon Caulle eruption; collaboration with SEGEMAR, Argentina)
Role of gas segregation and two-phase flow processes in eruption dynamics (collaboration with University of Nottingham, UK)
sample project foto

Numerical modelling of volcanic jets and plumes for validation of infrasonic signal  (collaboration with the Scientific and Parallel Computing Group, UNIGE and University of Florence, Italy)

Multi-scale hazard and vulnerability assessment of explosive volcanic activity in Iceland: long-term analysis of the local impact and consequences on European air traffic (collaboration with University of Iceland and Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)
Multi-hazard and -risk assessment of Vulcano island (Southern Italy)
Identifying the main differences between the propagation of volcanic and non-volcanic debris avalanches by means of numerical and experimental modeling (in collaboration with MIT and University of Toronto)
Investigating earthquake-related hazards linked with local geology (e.g. soil amplification, liquefaction) using field measurements and numerical modeling and analysing risk (using geographical information system).

RECENT PUBLICATIONS