Volcano Seismology

The Volcano Seismology Group (headed by Prof. Luca De Siena) at the Institute of Geosciences, University of Mainz focuses on imaging active and extinct magmatic systems from rock sample to crustal scales. Seismic data are acquired, processed, and inverted via novel mathematical and numerical models that use the heterogeneous structure of the Earth as a source of illumination. Ongoing research projects include crustal-scale volcano imaging at 12 volcanoes around the world, modelling melt propagation its deformation and seismic signals jointly, upscaling of seismic imaging from laboratory to field scales,  as well as the development of new imaging software that runs on high-performance parallel computing systems.

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