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AntVolc reports:

Geyer, Adelina, Van Wyk de Vries, Max, Smellie, John L., Cooper, Jennifer, Di Roberto, Alessio, Panter, Kurt S., Martin, Adam P., Pompilio, Massimo, Dunbar, Nelia, & Blankenship, Donald D. (2022). Antarctic Volcanism: Explore the remotest volcanoes of the planet!. Zenodo.

Smellie, J. L. and Edwards, B.E. (2016). Glaciovolcanism on Earth and Mars. Products, processes and palaeoenvironmental significance. Cambridge University Press, UK, 483 pp.

AntVolc papers:


Di Roberto, A., Colizza, E., Del Carlo, P. et al, 2019. First marine cryptotephra in Antarctica found in sediments of the western Ross Sea correlates with englacial tephras and climate records. Sci Rep 9, 10628 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-47188-3

Lee, M.J., Kyle, P.R., Iverson, N.A., Lee, J.I., Han, Y, 2019. Rittmann volcano, Antarctica as the source of a widespread 1252 ± 2 CE tephra layer in Antarctica ice
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 521, 169-176, doi:

B. Rosado, A. Fernández-Ros, M. Berrocoso, G. Prates, J. Gárate, A. de Gil, A. Geyer, 2019. Volcano-tectonic dynamics of Deception Island (Antarctica): 27 years of GPS observations (1991–2018). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 381, 57-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.05.009.

Geyer, A., A. M. Álvarez-Valero, G. Gisbert, M. Aulinas, D. Hernández-Barreña, A. Lobo and J. Marti, 2019. Deciphering the evolution of Deception Island’s magmatic system. Scientific Reports 9(1): 373. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36188-4


Antoniades, D., Giralt, S., Geyer, A., Álvarez-Valero, A.M., Pla-Rabes, S., Granados, I., Liu, E.J., Toro, M., Smellie, J.L. and Oliva, M. 2018. The timing and widespread effects of the largest Holocene volcanic eruption in Antarctica. Nature Scientific Reports, 8: 17279; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35460-x.

Smellie, J.L., Rocchi, S., Johnson, J.S., Di Vincenzo, G. and Schaefer, J.M. 2018. A tuff cone erupted under frozen-bed ice (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica): linking glaciovolcanic and cosmogenic nuclide data for ice sheet reconstructions. Bulletin of Volcanology, 80:12; doi:10.1007/s00445-017-1185-x.

Peters, N.J., Oppenheimer, C., Brennan, P., Lok, L.B., Ash, M. and Kyle, P., 2018. Radar Altimetry as a Robust Tool for Monitoring the Active Lava Lake at Erebus Volcano, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2018GL079177

Del Carlo, P., Di Roberto, A., D’Orazio, M., Petrelli, M., Angioletti, A., Zanchetta, G., Maggi, V., Daga, R., Nazzari, M. and Rocchi, S. (2018) Late Glacial-Holocene tephra from southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego (Argentina, Chile): A complete textural and geochemical fingerprinting for distal correlations in the Southern Hemisphere. Quaternary Science Reviews, 195: 153-170. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.07.028

Pedrazzi, D., K. Németh, A. Geyer, A. M. Álvarez-Valero, G. Aguirre-Díaz, and S. Bartolini (2018), Historic hydrovolcanism at Deception Island (Antarctica): implications for eruption hazards, Bulletin of Volcanology, 80(1), 11, doi: 10.1007/s00445-017-1186-9


Martin, A.P., Smellie, J.L., Cooper, A.F. and Townsend, D.B., 2017. Formation of a spatter-rich pyroclastic density current deposit in a Neogene sequence of trachytic-mafic igneous rocks at Mason Spur, Erebus volcanic province, Antarctica. Bulletin of Volcanology, 80(1): 13. doi: 10.1007/s00445-017-1188-7

Geyer, A., A. Marti, S. Giralt, and A. Folch (2017), Potential ash impact from Antarctic volcanoes: Insights from Deception Island’s most recent eruption, Scientific Reports, 7(1), 16534, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16630-9.

Avery, M., Panter K.S., Gorsevski, P.V. (2017), Distinguishing styles of explosive eruptions at Erebus, Redoubt and Taupo volcanoes using multivariate analysis of ash morphometrics, Journal Volcanology & Geothermal Research, 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.01.010

Van Wyk de Vries, M., Bingham, R.G. & Andrew S. Hein, A.S. 2017. A new volcanic province: an inventory of subglacial volcanoes in West Antarctica. In: Exploration of Subsurface Antarctica: Uncovering Past Changes and Modern Processes. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 461. DOI: 10.1144/SP461.7

Narcisi, B., Petit, J.R. and Langone, A. 2017. Last glacial tephra layers in the Talos Dome ice core (peripheral East Antarctic Plateau), with implications for chronostratigraphic correlations and regional volcanic history. Quaternary Science Reviews, 165, 111-126.

Riley, T.R., Flowerdew, M.J., Pankhurst, R.J., Leat, P.T., Millar, I.L., Fanning, C.M. and Whitehouse, M.J. 2017. A revised geochronology of Thurston Island, West Antarctica, and correlations along the proto-Pacific margin of Gondwana. Antarctic Science, 29, 47-60.


Bahoyo, F., Larter, R.D., Galindo-Zaldivar, J., Leat, P.T., Maldonado, A., Tate, A.J., Gowland, E.J.M., Arndt J.E., Dorschel, B., Kim, Y.D., Hong, J.K., Flexas, M.M., López-Martinez, J., Maestro, A., Bermudez, O., Nitsche, F.O., Livermore, R.A. and Riley, T.R. 2016. Bathymetry and Geological Setting of the Drake Passage (1:1 500 000) BAS GEOMAP 2 Series (Sheet 7) British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK.

Iacovino, K., Oppenheimer, C., Scaillet, B., & Kyle, P. 2016. Storage and evolution of mafic and intermediate alkaline magmas beneath Ross Island, Antarctica. Journal of Petrology, 57, 93-118.

Leat, P.T., Fretwell, P.T., Tate, A.J., Larter, R.D., Martin, T.J., Smellie, J.L., Jokat, W. and Bohrmann, G. 2016. Bathymetry and geological setting of the South Sandwich Islands volcanic arc. Antarctic Science, 28, 293-303.

LeMasurier, W.E., Choi, S.H., Hart, S.R., Mukasa, S.B., Rogers, N.W. 2016. Reconciling the shadow of a subduction signature with rift geochemistry and tectonic environment in eastern Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Lithos, 260, 134-153.

Liu, E.J., Oliva, M., Antoniades, D. et al., 2016. Expanding the tephrostratigraphical framework for the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, by combining compositional and textural tephra characterisation. Sedimentary Geology, 340: 49-61.

Narcisi, B., Petit, J.R., Langone, A. and Stenni. B. 2016. A new Eemian record of Antarctic tephra layers retrieved from the Talos Dome ice core (Northern Victoria Land).  Global and Planetary Change, 137, 69–78.

Oliva, M., Antoniades, D., Giralt, S., Granados, I., Pla-Rabes, S., Toro, M., Liu, E.J., Sanjurjo, J. and Vieira, G. 2016. The Holocene deglaciation of the Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island, Antarctica) based on the dating of lake sedimentary records. Geomorphology, 261,

Petit, J.R., Narcisi, B., Batanova, V.G., Savarino, J., Komorowsky, J.C., Michel, A., Metric, N., Besson, P., Vidal, C. and Alexander V. Sobolev. A.V. 2016. Identifying the AD 1257 Salamas volcanic event from micron-size tephra composition in two East Antarctic ice cores. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18, EGU2016-5191.

Pelorosso, B., Bonadiman, C., Coltorti, M., Faccini, B., Melchiorre, M., Ntaflos, T., & Gregoire, M. 2016. Pervasive, tholeiitic refertilisation and heterogeneous metasomatism in Northern Victoria Land lithospheric mantle (Antarctica). Lithos248, 493–505.


Almendros, J., Carmona, E., Jiménez, V., Díaz, A., Lorenzo, F., Berrocoso, M., De Gil, A., Fernández-Ros, A. and Rosado, B. 2015. Deception Island: Sustained deformation and large increase in seismic activity during the 2014-2015 survey, in: Venzke, E (ed.), Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, 40:6, Smithsonian Institution.

Chaput, J., Campillo, M., Aster, R. C., Roux, P., Kyle, P. R., Knox, H., & Czoski, P. 2015. Multiple scattering from icequakes at Erebus volcano, Antarctica: Implications for imaging at glaciated volcanoes. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth120(2), 1129–1141.

Del Carlo P., Di Roberto A., Di Vincenzo G., Bertagnini A., Landi P., Pompilio M., Colizza E., Giordano G. (2015). Late Pleistocene-Holocene volcanic activity in northern Victoria Land recorded in Ross Sea (Antarctica) marine sediments. BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY, vol. 77, ISSN: 0258-8900, doi: 10.1007/s00445-015-0924-0

Gentili, S., Bonadiman-C, Biagioni, C., Comodi, P., Coltorti-M, Zucchini, A., & Ottolini, L. 2015. Oxo-amphiboles in mantle xenoliths: evidence for H2O-rich melt interacting with the lithospheric mantle of Harrow Peaks (Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica). Mineralogy and Petrology109(6), 741–759.

Gentili, S., Comodi, P., Bonadiman-C, & Coltorti-M. 2015. Mass balance vs Rietveld refinement to determine the modal composition of ultramafic rocks: The case study of mantle peridotites from Northern Victoria Land (Antarctica). Tectonophysics650, 144–155.

Hambrey, M. J., Davies, B. J., Glasser, N. F., Holt, T. O., Smellie, J. L., & Carrivick, J. L. 2015). Structure and sedimentology of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula: implications for ice-sheet dynamics and landform development. Journal of the Geological Society172(5), 599–613.

Ilanko, T., Oppenheimer, C., Burgisser, A. & Kyle, P. 2015, Transient degassing events at the lava lake of Erebus volcano, Antarctica: Chemistry and mechanisms, GeoResJ, 7, 43–58.

Ilanko, T., Oppenheimer, C., Burgisser, A., & Kyle, P. 2015. Cyclic degassing of Erebus volcano, Antarctica. Bulletin of Volcanology77(6), 56.

Jones, L. K., Kyle, P. R., Oppenheimer, C., Frechette, J. D., & Okal, M. H. 2015. Terrestrial laser scanning observations of geomorphic changes and varying lava lake levels at Erebus volcano, Antarctica. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research295, 43–54.

Le Losq, C., Neuville, D.R., Moretti, R., Kyle, P.R., and Oppenheimer, C. 2015, Rheology of phonolite magmas – the case of the Erebus lava lake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 411, 53–61.

Martin, A.P.; Price, R.C.; Cooper, A.F.; McCammon, C.A. 2015. Petrogenesis of the rifted Southern Victoria Land lithospheric mantle, Antarctica, inferred from petrography, geochemistry, thermobarometry and oxybarometry of peridotite and pyroxenite xenoliths from the Mount Morning eruptive centre. Journal of Petrology, 56(1): 193-226.

Martin, A.P., Cooper, A.F., Price, R.C., Turnbull, R.E. and Roberts, N.M.W. 2015 The petrology, geochronology and significance of Granite Harbour Intrusive Complex xenoliths and outcrop sampled in western McMurdo Sound, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 58(1): 33-51.

Molina, I., Burgisser, A., & Oppenheimer, C. 2015. A model of the geochemical and physical fluctuations of the lava lake at Erebus volcano, Antarctica. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research308, 142-157.

Padrón, E., Hernández, P. A., Carmona, E., Pérez, N., Melián, G., Sumino, H., Almendros, J., Kusakabe, M., Wakita, H., Padilla, G. 2015. Geochemical evidence of different sources of long-period seismic events at Deception volcano, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 27, 557-565.

Park, Y., Yoo, H.J., Lee, Ch-K., Lee, J., Park, H., Kim, J. and Kim, Y. 2015. P-wave velocity structure beneath Mt. Melbourne in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Evidence of partial melting and volcanic magma sources. Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 432, 293-299.

Parmelee, D. E. F., Kyle, P. R., Kurz, M. D., Marrero, S. M., & Phillips, F. M. 2015. A new Holocene eruptive history of Erebus volcano, Antarctica using cosmogenic He-3 and Cl-36 exposure ages. Quaternary Geochronology30, 114–131.

Prudencio, J., De Siena, L., Ibanez, J. M., del Pezzo, E., Garcia-Yeguas, A., & Diaz-Moreno, A. 2015. The 3D Attenuation Structure of Deception Island (Antarctica). Surveys in Geophysics36(3), 371–390.

Vignaroli G, Balsamo F, Giordano G, Rossetti F, Storti F (2015). Miocene-to-Quaternary oblique rifting signature in the Western Ross Sea from fault patterns in the McMurdo Volcanic Group, north Victoria Land, Antarctica. TECTONOPHYSICS, vol. 656, p. 74-90, ISSN: 0040-1951, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.05.027


Antibus, J. V., Panter, K. S., Wilch, T. I., Dunbar, N., McIntosh, W., Tripati, A., et al. 2014. Alteration of volcaniclastic deposits at Minna Bluff: Geochemical insights on mineralizing environment and climate during the Late Miocene in Antarctica. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems15(8), 3258–3280.

Bartolini, S., Geyer, A., Marti, J., Pedrazzi, D., & Aguirre-Diaz, G. 2014. Volcanic hazard on Deception Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research285, 150–168.

Bonadiman-C, Nazzareni, S., Coltorti-M, Comodi, P., Giuli, G., & Faccini, B. 2014. Crystal chemistry of amphiboles: implications for oxygen fugacity and water activity in lithospheric mantle beneath Victoria Land, Antarctica. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology167(3), 984.

Carmona, E., Almendros, J., Martin, R., Cortes, G., Alguacil, G., Moreno, J., et al. 2014. Advances in seismic monitoring at Deception Island volcano (Antarctica) since the International Polar Year. Annals of Geophysics57(3), SS0321.

Catalan, M., Martos, Y. M., Galindo-Zaldivar, J., & Funaki, M. 2014. Monitoring the evolution of Deception Island volcano from magnetic anomaly data (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). Global and Planetary Change123, 199–212.

Dabrowa, A. L., Green, D. N., Johnson, J. B., Phillips, J. C., & Rust, A. C. 2014. Comparing near-regional and local measurements of infrasound from Mount Erebus, Antarctica: Implications for monitoring. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research288, 46–61.

Darniani, T. M., Jordan, T. A., Ferraccioli, F., Young, D. A., & Blankenship, D. D. 2014. Variable crustal thickness beneath Thwaites Glacier revealed from airborne gravimetry, possible implications for geothermal heat flux in West Antarctica. Earth and Planetary Science Letters407, 109–122.

Fraser, C. I., Terauds, A., Smellie, J., Convey, P., & Chown, S. L. 2014. Geothermal activity helps life survive glacial cycles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America111(15), 5634–5639.

Goyanes, G., Vieira, G., Caselli, A., Cardoso, M., Marmy, A., Santos, F., et al. 2014. Local influences of geothermal anomalies on permafrost distribution in an active volcanic island (Deception Island, Antarctica). Geomorphology225, 57–68.

Iverson, N. A., Kyle, P. R., Dunbar, N. W., Mcintosh, W. C., & Pearce, N. J. G. 2014. Eruptive history and magmatic stability of Erebus volcano, Antarctica: Insights from englacial tephra. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems15(11), 4180–4202.

Leat, P.T., Fretwell, P.T., Tate, A.J., Martin, T.J., Smellie, J.L., Jokat, W. and Bohrmann, G. 2014. Bathymetry and geological setting of the South Sandwich Islands volcanic arc (various scales). BAS GEOMAP 2 series, Sheet 6, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK.

Martin, A. P., Cooper, A. F., & Price, R. C. 2014. Increased mantle heat flow with on-going rifting of the West Antarctic rift system inferred from characterisation of plagioclase peridotite in the shallow Antarctic mantle. Lithos190, 173–190.

Miguel Peci, L., Berrocoso, M., Fernandez-Ros, A., Garcia, A., Manuel Marrero, J., & Ortiz, R. 2014. Embedded ARM System for Volcano Monitoring in Remote Areas: Application to the Active Volcano on Deception Island (Antarctica). Sensors14(1), 672–690.

Pedrazzi, D., Aguire-Diaz, G., Bartolini, S., Marti, J., & Geyer, A. 2014. The 1970 eruption on Deception Island (Antarctica): eruptive dynamics and implications for volcanic hazards. Journal of the Geological Society171(6), 765–778.

Peters, N., Oppenheimer, C., & Kyle, P. 2014. Autonomous thermal camera system for monitoring the active lava lake at Erebus volcano, Antarctica. Geoscientific Instrumentation Methods and Data Systems3(1), 13–20.

Peters, N., Oppenheimer, C., Killingsworth, D. R., Frechette, J., & Kyle, P. 2014. Correlation of cycles in Lava Lake motion and degassing at Erebus Volcano, Antarctica. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems15(8), 3244–3257.

Peters, N., Oppenheimer, C., Kyle, P., & Kingsbury, N. 2014. Decadal persistence of cycles in lava lake motion at Erebus volcano, Antarctica. Earth and Planetary Science Letters395, 1–12.

Smellie, J.L. 2014. The death of the Sirius debate. Planet Earth, Summer 2014, pp. 22-23.

Smellie, J. L., Rocchi, S., Wilch, T. I., Gemelli, M., Di Vincenzo, G., McIntosh, W., et al. 2014. Glaciovolcanic evidence for a polythermal Neogene East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Geology42(1), 39–42.

Smellie, J.L., Rocchi, S., Wilch, T.I., Gemelli, M., Di Vincenzo, G., McIntosh, W., Dunbar, N., Panter, K. and Fargo, A. 2014. Glaciovolcanic evidence for a polythermal Neogene East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Geology, 42, 39-41.


Davies, B. J., Hambrey, M. J., Smellie, J. L., Carrivick, J. L., & Glasser, N. F. 2013. Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet evolution during the Cenozoic Era. Quaternary Science Reviews77, 248–248.

LeMasurier, W.E. 2013. Shield volcanoes of Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctic rift: oceanic island similarities, continental signature, and tectonic controls. Bulletin of Volcanology, 75, DOI: 10.1007/s00445-013-0726-1.

Lough, A. C., Wiens, D. A., Barcheck, C. G., Anandakrishnan, S., Aster, R. C., Blankenship, D. D., et al. 2013. Seismic detection of an active subglacial magmatic complex in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Nature Geoscience6(12), 1031–1035.

Nyland, R. E., Panter, K. S., Rocchi-S, Di Vincenzo, G., Del Carlo, P., Tiepolo, M., et al. 2013. Volcanic activity and its link to glaciation cycles: Single-grain age and geochemistry of Early to Middle Miocene volcanic glass from ANDRILL AND-2A core, Antarctica. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research250, 106–128.

Patrick, M. R., & Smellie, J. L. 2013. Synthesis. A spaceborne inventory of volcanic activity in Antarctica and southern oceans, 2000-10. Antarctic Science25(4), 475–500.

Smellie, J. L., Wilch, T. I., & Rocchi, S. 2013. “A”a lava-fed deltas: A new reference tool in paleoenvironmental studies. Geology41(4), 403–406.

Smellie, J.L., Johnson, J.S. and Nelson, A.E. 2013. Geological map of James Ross Island. 1. James Ross Island Volcanic Group (1:125 000 scale). BAS GEOMAP 2 Series, Sheet 5, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK.

J. Marti; GEYER, A., G. Aguirre Díaz. Origin and evolution of the Deception Island caldera (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). Bulletin of Volcanology. 75, pp. 732. Springer, 05/06/2013.


Giordano, G., Lucci, F., Phillips, D., Cozzupoli, D., & Runci, V. (2012). Stratigraphy, geochronology and evolution of the Mt. Melbourne volcanic field (North Victoria Land, Antarctica). Bulletin of Volcanology, 74(9), 1985–2005.

Haase, K.M., Beier, C., Fretzdorff, S., Smellie, J.L, and Garbe- Schonberg, D. 2012. Magmatic evolution of the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, and implications for continental crust formation. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 163, 1103-1119.

Miguel Peci, L., Berrocoso, M., Paez, R., Fernandez-Ros, A., & de Gil, A. (2012). IESID: Automatic system for monitoring ground deformation on the Deception Island volcano (Antarctica). Computers and Geosciences, 48, 126–133.


Smellie, J. L., Rocchi-S, & Armienti, P. (2011a). Late Miocene volcanic sequences in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica: products of glaciovolcanic eruptions under different thermal regimes. Bulletin of Volcanology, 73(1), 1–25.

Smellie, J. L., Rocchi-S, Gemelli, M., Di Vincenzo, G., & Armienti, P. (2011b). A thin predominantly cold-based Late Miocene East Antarctic ice sheet inferred from glaciovolcanic sequences in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 307(1-4), 129–149.

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Current AntVolc-related projects:

ICE-VOLC (multiparametrIC Experiment at antarctica VOLCanoes: data from volcano and cryosphere-ocean-atmosphere dynamics)  Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA),Leader: A. Cannata (UNIPG)

Understanding post-caldera volcanic processes in DeceptionIsland (Antarctica): Implications for assessing future potential volcanic hazards,MINECO, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera, CSIC, (2017-2019), Leader: A. Geyer (CSIC)

Past Antarctic Ice Sheet characteristics and stability deduced from lava-ice interactions at Mason Spur, Mt Morning volcano, during Miocene climatic warmth. GNS Science (Adam Martin (PI) & Dougal Townsend); University of Leicester (John Smellie)

Investigating Early Miocene sub-ice volcanoes in Antarctica to provide boundary conditions for ice sheet dynamic models & improved understanding of a large diffuse alkaline volcanic province. Bowling Green State University (Kurt Panter (PI); University of Leicester (John Smellie)

Feedbacks between neotectonics, magmatism, climate and mantle dynamics in the Ross Sea region. Volcanic & environmental aspects – Universita di Pisa (Sergio Rocchi (PI), Samuele Agostini); University of Leicester (John Smellie)

TephRochronology and mArker events for the CorrElation of natural archives in the Ross Sea, Antarctica Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Sezione di Pisa – Ingv, Leader: Dr. Alessio Di Roberto (INGV)