Tracking and understanding volcanic emissions through cross-disciplinary integration: A textural working group
Clermont-Ferrand, France, 6 – 7 November, 2012
Organized by L. Gurioli (Clermont-Ferrand, France). Contact: Lucia Gurioli (L.Gurioli@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr)
On the 6-7 November 2012, a textural workshop led by Lucia Gurioli, was held at the Maison International of Clermont-Ferrand. The title of the workshop was: “Tracking and understanding volcanic emissions through cross-disciplinary integration: A textural working group”. The main objective of the workshop was to gather an expert group to define measurements, methods, formats and standards to be applied in integration of geophysical and physical volcanological data collected during volcanic eruptions. The working group comprised a total of 31 scientists from institutions in France, Italy, UK, Germany and Iceland and included nine expert advisors from the texture field, ten from the deposit analysis, six from the geochemistry and six from geophysics area. The aim was to discuss and define:
- Standards, precision and measurement protocols within the textural field.
- Parameters from textural, field deposit, chemistry and geophysical data that need to be measured and the best delivery format if each discipline’s outputs are to be of use to the next.
- Multi-disciplinary sampling and measurement routines, as well as measurement standards.
The group agreed that community-wide cross-disciplinary integration, centered on defining those measurements and formats that can be best combined, is a key global focus. Consequently, we are now preparing a final document that will be used as the foundation for an international textural working group.
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