Project

Integrated modelling of volcanic systems and application to some poorly-known volcanoes in Africa

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
Keywords
physical volcanology modelling African volcanic eruptions
 
Project description

The research will focus on processes at unique and very poorly known African volcanoes. Field, sample and RS data and analyses were gathered at Mt Rungwe and Mt Cameroon (MC). Novel field work, lab analyses and modelling will be developed to further deepen understanding. The innovative research will be focused on documenting and modeling the dynamics of explosive eruptions producing eruption columns and dispersing volcanic ejecta.