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Laboratory of Experimental Volcanotectonics

The Laboratory of Experimental Volcanotectonics is equipped with three main modelling apparatus for the analysis of the interplay among volcanic processes, tectonics and crustal structure, encompassing a very wide range in scale, from the dynamics of a continental volcanic arc, to the growth and collapse of small stratovolcanoes or calderas.

The modelling equipment is flexible and models can be designed to simulate the intrusion of magma in a heterogeneous or homogeneous crust under compressive, strike-slip or extensional tectonics. Scaled models of the natural prototypes are prepared with analogue brittle and ductile materials, and then analysed through the observation of plan view, cross-sections, digital elevation models and thermal images of the deformed experiments.

Experimental data are uploaded in a 3D GIS for quantitative analysis and comparison with the natural prototypes.

Location + _

CNR-IGAG c/o Area della ricerca 3 di Milano (ARM3) del CNR, Via Roberto Cozzi 53 - 20125 Milano

Scientific manager + _
Dr. Gianluca Norini
Security officer + _
Dr. Gianluca Norini
Telephone + _
+39. 02.66173334
Team + _

Gianluca Norini, Gianluca Groppelli, Roberto De Franco, Grazia Caielli

  • Peristaltic Pump
    Prototype equipment for analogue modelling
    Thermal camera

European Project H2020 GEMex G.A. 727550.