Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/8960
AuthorsDel Negro, C.* 
Cappello, A.* 
Neri, M.* 
Bilotta, G.* 
Herault, A.* 
Ganci, G.* 
TitleLava flow hazards at Mount Etna: constraints imposed by eruptive history and numerical simulations
Issue Date13-Dec-2013
Series/Report no./3(2013)
DOI10.1038/srep03493
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/8960
KeywordsLava flow hazard
Etna
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.04. Geology::04.04.99. General or miscellaneous 
04. Solid Earth::04.08. Volcanology::04.08.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.01. Computational geophysics::05.01.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.02. Data dissemination::05.02.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.08. Risk::05.08.99. General or miscellaneous 
AbstractImproving lava flow hazard assessment is one of the most important and challenging fields of volcanology, and has an immediate and practical impact on society. Here, we present a methodology for the quantitative assessment of lava flow hazards based on a combination of field data, numerical simulations and probability analyses. With the extensive data available on historic eruptions of Mt. Etna, going back over 2000 years, it has been possible to construct two hazard maps, one for flank and the other for summit eruptions, allowing a quantitative analysis of the most likely future courses of lava flows. The effective use of hazard maps of Etna may help in minimizing the damage from volcanic eruptions through correct land use in densely urbanized area with a population of almost one million people. Although this study was conducted on Mt. Etna, the approach used is designed to be applicable to other volcanic areas.
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