Blue sky eruptions, do they exist? : implications for monitoring New Zealand's volcanoes

Abstract

The term 'blue-sky eruption' (BSE) can be used to describe eruptions which are unexpected or have no detected precursory activity. Case study analyses indicate that they have a diverse range of characteristics and magnitudes, providing both direct and indirect hazards and occur in both under-developed and developed countries. Methods vary between monitoring agencies, there are no monitoring benchmarks for effective BSE forecasting. However a combination of seismic and gas emission monitoring may be the most effective

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http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/2855

Description
TitleBlue sky eruptions, do they exist? : implications for monitoring New Zealand's volcanoes
AuthorDoherty, Angela Louise
Date2009
Degree LevelMaster of Science
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
FocusVolcanology
Keywordshazard management; volcanic activity; risk assessment
LocalityNew Zealand