Join us on November 29, 2023, for a journey into the heart of volcanic activity with Dr. Alessandro Bonaccorso, a distinguished expert in Physical Volcanology and Monitoring Eruptive Activities!

Join us on November 29, 2023, for a journey into the heart of volcanic activity with Dr. Alessandro Bonaccorso, a distinguished expert in Physical Volcanology and Monitoring Eruptive Activities. This webinar, "High precision borehole strain-meters to monitor eruptive activity: Etna volcano lesson and future perspectives" promises to unravel the intricate world of volcanic deformation processes. 

Event Details: 

  • Date and Time: November 29, 2023, 14:30 - 15:30 (CET) 
  • Platform: Zoom 
  • Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Bonaccorso, Research Director at the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Etna Observatory  
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Understanding the Importance of Deformation Processes 

In the realm of volcanology, studying deformation processes is crucial for monitoring and characterising eruptive sources. Dr. Bonaccorso will delve into the significance of volumetric strainmeters, specifically borehole dilatometers, as powerful tools for acquiring precise volumetric deformation measurements of volcanic edifices, with maximum nominal precisions reaching the order of 10^-11. 

Insights from Etna 

The webinar will focus on the application of this technology on Mount Etna, where a network of four dilatometers was positioned in deep boreholes during two successive phases in 2010-2011 and 2014. Dr. Bonaccorso will elaborate on the geophysical and volcanological investigations conducted through this monitoring network, highlighting the network's characteristics, in situ calibrations, and the implementation of near real-time data processing for surveillance purposes. 

Unveiling Eruptive Mechanisms  

Through compelling examples, the event will showcase the strain changes detected for various eruptive mechanisms during recent significant eruptions on Etna. Attendees will gain insights into the ongoing explosive activity from 2011 to 2023, marked by multiple episodes of "lava fountain" eruptions. Dr. Bonaccorso will present the main results derived from this high-precision monitoring network, offering a comprehensive understanding of the volcanic dynamics at play.  

Looking to the Future 

Dr. Bonaccorso will also focus on the future, presenting recent challenges and advancements in projects dedicated to volcano monitoring. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the application of new emerging technologies in the relentless pursuit of understanding and predicting volcanic activities. 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to dive into the fascinating world of volcanology! Register now, and gain insights into the high-precision monitoring of volcanic deformations and the promising future of volcano research.