© 2015

Volcanic Lakes

  • Dmitri Rouwet
  • Bruce Christenson
  • Franco Tassi
  • Jean Vandemeulebrouck

Part of the Advances in Volcanology book series (VOLCAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Bruce Christenson, Karoly Németh, Dmitri Rouwet, Franco Tassi, Jean Vandemeulebrouck, Johan C. Varekamp
    Pages 1-20
  3. Dmitri Rouwet, Meghan M. Morrissey
    Pages 73-91
  4. B. Christenson, F. Tassi
    Pages 125-153
  5. Giovannella Pecoraino, Walter D’Alessandro, Salvatore Inguaggiato
    Pages 219-237
  6. C. E. J. de Ronde, W. W. Chadwick Jr, R. G. Ditchburn, R. W. Embley, V. Tunnicliffe, E. T. Baker et al.
    Pages 261-288
  7. Pierre Delmelle, Richard W. Henley, Sophie Opfergelt, Marie Detienne
    Pages 289-305
  8. Tony Hurst, Takeshi Hashimoto, Akihiko Terada
    Pages 307-321
  9. Micol Todesco, Dmitri Rouwet, Massimo Nespoli, Maurizio Bonafede
    Pages 323-339
  10. Agnes Mazot, Alain Bernard
    Pages 341-354
  11. R. Mazza, S. Taviani, G. Capelli, A. A. De Benedetti, G. Giordano
    Pages 355-377
  12. Aldo Marchetto, Daniel Ariztegui, Achim Brauer, Andrea Lami, Anna Maria Mercuri, Laura Sadori et al.
    Pages 379-399
  13. George W. Kling, William C. Evans, Gregory Z. Tanyileke
    Pages 401-425

About this book


This book aims to give an overview on the present state of volcanic lake research, covering topics such as volcano monitoring, the chemistry, dynamics and degassing of acidic crater lakes, mass-energy-chemical-isotopic balance approaches, limnology and degassing of Nyos-type lakes, the impact on the human and natural environment, the eruption products and impact of crater lake breaching eruptions, numerical modeling of gas clouds and lake eruptions, thermo-hydro-mechanical and deformation modeling, CO2 fluxes from lakes, volcanic lakes observed from space, biological activity, continuous monitoring techniques, and some aspects more. We hope to offer an updated manual on volcanic lake research, providing classic research methods, and point towards a more high-tech approach of future volcanic lake research and continuous monitoring.


Active crater lakes Geochemistry and dynamics Geophysics Nyos-type lakes Volcano monitoring

Editors and affiliations

  • Dmitri Rouwet
    • 1
  • Bruce Christenson
    • 2
  • Franco Tassi
    • 3
  • Jean Vandemeulebrouck
    • 4
  1. 1.Sezione di BolognaIstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e VulcanologiaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.GNS ScienceLower HuttNew Zealand
  3. 3.Earth SciencesUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  4. 4.Institut des Sciences de la TerreUniversité de SavoieLe Bourget du LacFrance

About the editors

Dmitri Rouwet, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Dr. Bruce Christenson, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand email:

Dr. Franco Tassi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Dr. Jean Vandemeulebrouck, Université de Savoie, Le Bourget du Lac, France

Bibliographic information


“Volcanic Lakes, the first book on lakes in volcanic domains, consists of a set of 24 chapters written by pioneers and other researchers who have published extensive works on volcanic lakes in recent years. … the book is worthwhile resource that I strongly recommend researchers and mainly students pursuing a career focused on limnology, microbiology, volcanic monitoring, and volcanic hazards, but also volcanologists dealing with monogenetic volcanoes and hazard prevention to read.” (Boris Chako Tchamabé, Bulletin of Volcanology, Vol. 77 (82), 2015)