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Volcano-tectonic processes at Hawaiian volcanoes.

Author Stefano MANNINI
Director of thesis Joel Ruch
Co-director of thesis
Summary of thesis I am currently investigating the evolution of the Koa’e fault system (Kilauea volcano, Hawaii) over the last several decades, integrating ground deformation techniques to cover a broad spectrum of time and spatial scales. I want to study this area because the evolution of the Koa’e fracture zone is still poorly understood and has been subject to several recurring volcano-tectonic events in the past decades. This zone is also well preserved thus makes this zone an ideal candidate to analyse the temporal evolution of volcano-tectonic events including its role in magma storage and the flank instability evolution. I am using air photo correlation technique and satellite radar interferometry to cover long-term deformation, back to the 1950’s. I will integrate these remote sensing techniques with field structural measurements and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to measure fault system geometry and direction of fracture opening.
Status beginning
Administrative delay for the defence 2022