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Volcanoes: Science and Applications

The Asia Oceania region is home to over 700 volcanoes active during the past 10,000 years, and is host to the largest share of the world’s populations. Volcanic phenomena, the science of volcanology, and the impacts of volcanism on the natural and human environment are at the same time fascinating as they are of imminent societal relevance: Volcanic eruptions and their associated hazards affect over 10% of the world's population and interdisciplinary research is crucially important to improve hazard assessment and communication, monitoring, forecasting, and mitigation. This collection aims to cover contributions across multiple disciplines, and includes studies of volcanic activity from multiple scientific perspectives. 
This SC is inspired by the Special Session at AOGS 2018, “SS09 - Volcanoes: Nature, Influence, Impact” 

Lead Guest Editor
Florian M. Schwandner, NASA Ames Research Center, U.S.A 

Guest Editors
Kazuhisa Goto, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Eisuke Fujita, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan
J. Gregory Shellnutt, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan

  1. Mt. Agung, located in Karangasem-Bali, Indonesia, had a significant increase of swarm earthquakes from September 2017 until the recent eruption in November 2017. To analyze the seismic swarm and its correlatio...

    Authors: Mohamad Taufik Gunawan, Ridwan Kusnandar, Pepen Supendi, Andri Dian Nugraha, Nanang T. Puspito, Daryono, David P. Sahara and Zulfakriza
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:14
  2. The 28 September 2018 magnitude Mw7.8 Palu, Indonesia earthquake (0.178° S, 119.840° E, depth 13 km) occurred at 10:02 UTC. The major earthquake triggered catastrophic liquefaction, landslides, and a near-fiel...

    Authors: Jann-Yenq Liu, Chi-Yen Lin, Yuh-Ing Chen, Tso-Ren Wu, Meng-Ju Chung, Tien-Chi Liu, Yu-Lin Tsai, Loren C. Chang, Chi-Kuang Chao, Dimitar Ouzounov and Katsumi Hattori
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:11
  3. The use of infrasound for the early detection of volcanic events has been shown to be effective over large distances, and unlike visual methods, is not weather dependent. Signals recorded via an infrasound arr...

    Authors: Ross Adrian Williams, Anna Perttu and Benoit Taisne
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:9