Monitoring and Mitigation of Volcano Hazards

  • Roberto Scarpa
  • Robert I. Tilling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XX
  2. Volcano Monitoring: Techniques and Case Histories

  3. Modelling of Monitoring Data and Eruptive Phenomena

  4. Volcano Hazards and Risk Assessment

  5. Volcanic Emergency Management

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 839-843

About this book


By the year 2000, the population worldwide at risk from volcanic hazards is likely to increase to about half a billion. Since 1980, significant advances have been made in volcano monitoring, data from which provide the sole scientific basis for eruption prediction. In this book, internationally renowned specialists provide 25 comprehensive articles covering a wide range of related topics: monitoring techniques and data analysis; modelling of monitoring data and eruptive pheneomena; volcanic hazards and risk assessment; and volcanic emergency management. Reviews of selected case histories of recent volcanic disasters demenostrate that effective communication - between scientists, civil authorities, news media and population - are essential to reduce volcanic risks.


Deformation Gefahren durch Vulkane Volcano hazards Volcano monitoring data analysis disaster management geophysics modelling population risk assessment satellite volcanism volcano Überwachung von Vulkanen

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberto Scarpa
    • 1
  • Robert I. Tilling
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità degli Studi dell’ AquilaCoppito-L’Aquila 1Italy
  2. 2.Volcano Hazards TeamU.S. Geological SurveyMenlo ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80089-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80087-0
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