Special Issue on Towards forecasting phreatic eruptions: Examples from Hakone volcano and some global equivalents

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on Towards forecasting phreatic eruptions: Examples from Hakone volcano and some global equivalents.

Hakone volcano, located 100 km west of Tokyo, Japan, is a hot spring resort area and one of the most popular tourism destinations in the country, with over 20 million visitors every year from all around the world. Although there is no historical record of eruption prior to 2015, frequent and intense earthquake swarms have occurred beneath the volcano. The 2015 eruption was a small phreatic eruption and only 100 tons of fine ash was released. However, precursory unrest began two months before the eruption and the entire precursory sequence was monitored in detail using densely distributed seismic and geodetic instruments. This special issue aims to compile multidisciplinary observations and understanding of this eruption and volcanic system and similar volcanoes worldwide to provide a basis for volcano monitoring and hazard mitigation in hydrothermal-prone volcanoes.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Phreatic Eruption
  • Eruption Precursor
  • Geothermal System
  • Magma Chamber
  • SAR
  • Volcano Monitoring 

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Earth, Planets and Space. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on 'Towards forecasting phreatic eruptions: Examples from Hakone volcano and some global equivalents.' All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 30th September 2017


Lead Guest Editor

Kazutaka Mannen, Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Guest Editors

Diana Roman, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington

Graham Leonard, GNS Science, New Zealand

Stephanie Prejean, USAID-USGS Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, Alaska

Mitsuhiro Nakagawa, Hokkaido University, Japan

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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