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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All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.
Lead Guest Editor
Yasuo Ogawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
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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