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Understanding phreatic eruptions - recent observations of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano and equivalents -

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on 'Understanding phreatic eruptions - recent observations of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano and equivalents -'.

It has been two years since the unexpected eruption of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano (Moto-Shirane) on January 23, 2018. The eruption took place after the 1,500 years of dormancy. It shed light on the difficulty on the prediction of phreatic eruptions but also motivated studies on the long-term and more regional scale studies of the dormant volcanoes. This special issue will include the past and on-going researches on the Kusatsu-Shirane volcano with varieties of disciplines such as seismology, geodesy, geomagnetism, geochemistry, petrology, and risk assessment of volcanoes. We also  welcome papers on the similar volcanoes with phreatic eruptions.

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission Guidelines  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 'Understanding phreatic eruptions - recent observations of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano and equivalents -'.
All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2020

Lead Guest Editor
Yasuo Ogawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Guest Editors
Takeshi Ohba , Tokai University, Japan 
Tobias Fischer , University of New Mexico, USA
Mare Yamamoto, Tohoku University, Japan
Art Jolly, GNS Science, New Zealand

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    Authors: Ivan Melchor, Javier Almendros, Roberto Carniel, Kostas I. Konstantinou, Marcia Hantusch and Alberto Caselli

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:134

    Content type: Express Letter

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  2. Coeruptive deformation helps to interpret physical processes associated with volcanic eruptions. Because phreatic eruptions cause small, localized coeruptive deformation, we sometimes fail to identify plausibl...

    Authors: Yuji Himematsu, Taku Ozawa and Yosuke Aoki

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:116

    Content type: Express Letter

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  3. We have observed very long period earthquakes (VLPs) over the period 2007 to the end of 2019 at Whakaari/White Island volcano, New Zealand. The earthquakes exhibit similitude between waveforms which suggests r...

    Authors: Iseul Park, Arthur Jolly, Ivan Lokmer and Ben Kennedy

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:92

    Content type: Full paper

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  4. Kusatsu–Shirane Volcano is an active Quaternary andesitic-to-dacitic volcano located in the Central Japan Arc. We conducted a detailed petrological investigation of orthopyroxene (opx)–magnetite (mt) symplecti...

    Authors: Kenta Ueki, Mutsuko Inui, Kenta Matsunaga, Naoya Okamoto and Kazuki Oshio

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:68

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