Commission on Volcano Geodesy
About IAVCEI Volcano Geodesy Commission
Geodesy is an important tool for exploring the geometry and temporal evolution of magma plumbing systems, as well as for monitoring and hazards assessment during volcanic unrest and eruption. Geodetic techniques include measurements of both deformation (to determine the magnitude, location, and geometry of subsurface sources of pressure change) and gravity (to assess subsurface mass variations). This IAVCEI Commission on Volcano Geodesy helps organize the diverse community and promote a better understanding of magmatic processes through geodesy.