Lava Invasion Susceptibility Hazard Mapping Through Cellular Automata

  • Donato D’Ambrosio
  • Rocco Rongo
  • William Spataro
  • Maria Vittoria Avolio
  • Valeria Lupiano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4173)


This work deals with a new methodology for the definition of volcanic susceptibly hazard maps through Cellular Automata and Genetic Algorithms. Specifically, the paper describes the proposed approach and presents the first results to the South-Eastern flank of Mt. Etna (Sicily, Italy). In particular, resulting hazard maps are characterized by a high degree of detail and allow for a punctual and accurate evaluation of the risk related to lava invasion.


Cellular Automaton Lava Flow Cellular Automaton Effusion Rate Cellular Automaton Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donato D’Ambrosio
    • 1
  • Rocco Rongo
    • 2
  • William Spataro
    • 1
  • Maria Vittoria Avolio
    • 2
  • Valeria Lupiano
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and High Performance Computing CenterUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Earth Sciences and High Performance Computing CenterUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly

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