Looking inside Mt.Vesuvius

Authors

  • P. Gasparini,

    1. Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università di Napoli “Federico,” Mostra, d'Oltremare, Pad. 16-80125 Napoli, Italy
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  • TomoVes Working Group


Abstract

Italy's Mt.Vesuvius has been slumbering for a long time, but its silence could preface an eruption with potentially disastrous effects for 600,000 people living on the volcano's slopes. To assess the scenario of the next eruption, the National Group of Volcanology (GNV) of the Italian National Council of Researches (CNR) has fostered research aimed at mitigating eruption risk to the densely populated area. In this framework, researchers have gathered high-resolution seismic tomography data to better understand the internal structure of Mt. Vesuvius. The experiments were carried out during the last 4 years.

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