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Quantitative Assessment and Modeling of Volcanic Activity

Edited by:
Takeshi Hashimoto, PhD, Hokkaido University, Japan
Takahiro Ohkura, PhD, Kyoto University, Japan
Akihiko Terada, PhD, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Dmitri Rouwet, PhD, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy
Arthur Jolly, PhD, United States Geological Survey, United States

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 March 2025

Earth, Planets and Space is calling for submissions to our Collection on "Quantitative Assessment and Modeling of Volcanic Activity". 

About the Collection

This topical collection focuses on the quantitative assessment and modeling of volcanic activity. Quantitative observation and modeling are crucial in advancing our understanding of volcanic activity, enhancing the reliability of forecasting, and mitigating disaster risks. Since active volcanoes often serve as important tourist attractions, short-term (ranging from minutes to weeks) assessment and forecasting of volcanic activity are directly linked to the safety of hikers and tourists. Modeling, quantitative assessment, and forecasting of mid-term activity trends (ranging from months to decades) play a crucial role in regional economic activities and disaster management. Data and insights from observations, analyses, and modeling not only deepen our understanding of volcanic activity but also have the potential to contribute to setting eruption alert level by government agencies. This collection welcomes contributions on quantitative assessment and modeling of volcanic activity, monitoring technologies, data analysis methods, and their applications aimed at forecasting volcanic activity and hazard mitigation. Case studies of monitoring at specific volcanoes, regardless of whether they are currently erupting or not, are also included to demonstrate their practical utility in the field.

Topics of interest in this collection include, but are not limited to:

  • Case study of quantitative evaluation of volcanic activity based on multi-parameter observational data
  • Cutting-edge techniques for monitoring volcanic activity
  • Data analysis methods for quantifying volcanic activity
  • Advancing the interpretation of monitoring data coupled with subsurface imaging
  • Modeling volcanic activity based on numerical simulations
  • Probabilistic branching in event trees
  • Improving criteria for assessing volcanic alert levels
  • Quantification of volcanic activity levels

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system. During the submission process, under the section additional information, you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Quantitative Assessment and Modeling of Volcanic Activity" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.