A comprehensive approach to monitoring volcano deformation as a window on the eruption cycle

  title={A comprehensive approach to monitoring volcano deformation as a window on the eruption cycle},
  author={Daniel Dzurisin},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
  • D. Dzurisin
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Geology
  • Reviews of Geophysics
Since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, volcanologists have made considerable progress toward predicting eruptions on the basis of precursors that typically start a few days to several months in advance. Although accurate eruption prediction is by no means routine, it may now be possible in some cases to extend the effective warning period by anticipating the onset of short‐term precursors. Three promising indicators of deep magmatic processes are (1) deep, long‐period earthquakes and… 

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  • Geology
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