Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology


Machine Learning and Volcanic Crystals: a journey with Corin Jorgenson into Random Forest Thermobarometry


Thermobarometry: a bit of background Being able to understand the eruptive style of a volcano, how the eruptive behavior can evolve over time and managing to better interpret the signals that a volcanic system gives us before an eruption are of fundamental importance for mitigating the risk associated with eruptive activities. In this context, it is extremely important to understand trans-crustal ...[Read More]

Volcanoes and social media make us (more?) crazy

Volcanoes and social media make us (more?) crazy

Many people are drawn to danger and behaviors that can harm their health or finances. Dangerous activities include the attraction that humans have always had towards natural events, such as volcanic eruptions, or towards gambling, adventure, challenging travels or physical activities without the ability or the necessary preparation. In today’s life many people face risks, however these risks ...[Read More]

An Overview on the 15 Jan 2022 Hunga Tonga-Huna Ha’apai Eruption


Since 15 January 2022, the islands of the Tonga archipelago and surrounding territories have been suffering the effects of what has turned out to be one of the biggest eruptions of this century. The eruption occurred on Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, an island created by the emergence of a large submarine volcano. HTHH is located among the ~170 islands of the Kingdom of Tonga and about 65 km nor ...[Read More]

Volcano Watch the Podcast, a weekly walk through the amazing world of Volcanoes!

Volcano Watch the Podcast, a weekly walk through the amazing world of Volcanoes!

Are you interested in Volcanoes? Do you want to learn more about volcanic activity, geysers, magma dynamics and the relationship between humans and volcanoes, from the mythology to the art and the agriculture? Or maybe you just want to be updated on the worldwide ongoing eruptions and listen to nice interviews with people who actually works on volcanoes? Well, if it is like so we strongly recommen ...[Read More]