Communicating with Volcanoes to Forecast Eruptions with Yves Moussallam
Talk by volcanologist Yves Moussallam, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
When is a volcano going to erupt? This question has fascinated humans since their beginning. Today we are getting closer and closer to forecasting volcanic activity accurately. Yves’s research is a blend of theoretical, applied and expedition-based science. The goals are (1) To interpret surface observations on volcanoes — and particularly measurements of gas emissions — to understand the unseen magmatic processes happening at depth and enhance our capacity to forecast future volcanic activity and (2) To understand the transfer of volatile elements from the mantle to the surface via magma ascent and degassing and better quantify volatile cycling at the planetary scale.