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AntVolc reports:

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:

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 Geosystems, 15(8), 3258–3280.

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

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 Research, 285, 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 Petrology, 167(3), 984.

Carmona, E., Almendros, J., Martin, R., Cortes, G., Alguacil, G., MorenoJ., et al. (2014). Advances in seismic monitoring at Deception Island volcano (Antarctica) since the International Polar Year. Annals of Geophysics, 57(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 Change, 123, 199–212.

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 Earth, 120(2), 1129–1141.

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 Research, 288, 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 Letters, 407, 109–122.

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 (vol 31, pg 30, 2012). Quaternary Science Reviews, 77, 248–248.

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 America, 111(15), 5634–5639.

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 Petrology, 109(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). Tectonophysics, 650, 144–155.

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.

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). Geomorphology, 225, 57–68.

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.

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 Society, 172(5), 599–613.

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(1), 93–117.

Ilanko, T., Oppenheimer, C., Burgisser, A., & Kyle, P. (2015). Cyclic degassing of Erebus volcano, Antarctica. Bulletin of Volcanology, 77(6), 56.

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 Geosystems, 15(11), 4180–4202.

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 Research, 295, 43–54.

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.

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 Geoscience, 6(12), 1031–1035.

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. Lithos, 190, 173–190.

Martin, A. P., Cooper, A. F., Price, R. C., Turnbull, R. E., & Roberts, N. M. W. (2015a). 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.

Martin, A. P., Price, R. C., Cooper, A. F., & McCammon, C. A. (2015b). 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.

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). Sensors, 14(1), 672–690.

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.

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 Research, 308, 142–157.

Narcisi, B., Petit, J. R., Langone, A., & 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.

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.

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 Research, 250, 106–128.

Padron, E., Hernandez, P. A., Carmona, E., Perez, N. M., Melian, G., Sumino, H., et al. (2015). Geochemical evidence of different sources of long-period seismic events at Deception volcano, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 27(6), 557–565.

Park, Y., Yoo, H. J., Lee, W. S., Lee, C.-K., Lee, J., Park, H., et al. (2015). P-wave velocity structure beneath Mt. Melbourne in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Evidence of partial melting and volcanic magma sources. Earth and 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 Geochronology, 30, 114–131.

Patrick, M. R., & Smellie, J. L. (2013). Synthesis. A spaceborne inventory of volcanic activity in Antarctica and southern oceans, 2000-10. Antarctic Science, 25(4), 475–500.

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 Society, 171(6), 765–778.

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). Lithos, 248, 493–505.

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 Systems, 3(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 Geosystems, 15(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 Letters, 395, 1–12.

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 Geophysics, 36(3), 371– 390.

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.

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. Geology, 42(1), 39– 42.

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.

Smellie, J. L., Wilch, T. I., & Rocchi, S. (2013). “A”a lava-fed deltas: A new reference tool in paleoenvironmental studies. Geology, 41(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.

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.

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

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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)