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Advancement of our knowledge on Aso volcano: Current activity and background

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on Advancement of our knowledge on Aso volcano: Current activity and background.

The most recent magmatic eruptions at Aso volcano in Japan, characterized by Strombolian explosions and continuous ash venting, began on 25 November 2014, after about 20 years of dormancy. In late 2015 and 2016, violent phreatic and phreatomagmatic explosions occurred repeatedly. The installation of an observation network around the active crater prior to the onset of eruptions allowed data collection of unprecedented high quality during these activities, as well as during the 20 years of calm preceding eruption. These data constitute a unique resource for volcanology, and an excellent opportunity to advance our understanding of volcanic processes. In this special issue, we aim to report all existing results of scientific researches at Aso volcano completed before, during, and after the latest eruptive activities. In order to provide more comprehensive coverage of the current state and background of the volcano, we will encourage submission of research from all disciplinary perspectives, including geophysical, geochemical, geological, and petrological approaches.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Mechanism and processes of eruption
  • Supply system of volcanic fluids
  • Monitoring of volcanic activity
  • Strombolian explosion
  • Phreatic and phreatomagmatic explosions

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 Advancement of our knowledge on Aso volcano: Current activity and background. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2018

Lead Guest Editor

Takahiro Ohkura, Kyoto University, Japan

Guest Editors

Akihiko Yokoo, Kyoto University, Japan

Yasuo Miyabuchi,Kumamoto University, Japan

Jerry Fairley,University of Idaho, USA

Corrado Cigolini, University of Torino, Italy

Valerio Acocella, Roma Tre University, Italy

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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