Special Issue "Environmental Impact of Volcanic Emissions"

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263). This special issue belongs to the section "Geochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Marcello Liotta
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Guest Editor
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Sezione di Palermo, Via Ugo La Malfa, 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Interests: geochemistry; volcanology; isotope geochemistry; hydrothermal systems; volcano monitoring; chemical weathering; aqueous geochemistry; volcanic emissions; environmental geochemistry; analytical methods for geochemistry; direct sampling of volcanic plumes
Dr. Pura Alfonso
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Guest Editor
Departament d'Enginyeria Minera, Industrial i TIC, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08242 Manresa, Spain
Interests: stable isotopes; geochemistry; quantitative mineralogy; geometallurgy; mineral deposits; environmental pollution
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Volcanoes emit large amounts of products onto the Earth’s surface as well as into the atmosphere. Based on their geochemical behavior, the volcanogenic elements move in several ways. The most refractory ones travel through solid particles and lava flows, semi-volatiles are usually abundant in volcanics but a significant amount are also emitted as gaseous chlorides and aerosol, and volatiles are mainly emitted as gaseous phases. Therefore, both violent eruptions, effusive activity, and quiescent degassing represent important sources of volcanogenic elements that affect the surroundings of the volcanic systems. The understanding of the processes governing the mobility and dispersion of volcanic elements is fundamental for constraining the environmental impact of volcanic emissions. This Special Issue aims to share scientific evidence, results, and ideas on the impact of volcanic emissions on the environment.

Dr. Marcello Liotta
Prof. Dr. Pura Alfonso
Guest Editors

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  • Volcanic emissions
  • Environmental impact
  • Volcanogenic elements
  • Gaseous emissions
  • Volcanic ash

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