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Volcanic evolution of the Somma-Vesuvius Complex (Italy)

posted on 16.01.2020, 15:04 authored by Alessandro Sbrana, Raffaello Cioni, Paola Marianelli, Roberto Sulpizio, Daniele Andronico, Giuseppe Pasquini

A volcanological map of the active Somma-Vesuvius volcano is presented at the 1:20,000 scale. The map is based on 1:5000 field mapping carried out during the Italian CARG project. Geological data are represented on a digital terrain model of the volcano. This allows a better visualisation of the main morphological, volcanic, and geological features. The legend is organised in four different panels, which depict the activity of the volcano and caldera development. The geological survey is based on recognition and description of lithostratigraphic units. The geological map highlights the volcanic evolution of the Somma-Vesuvius volcano, and it is propaedeutic for further studies aimed at improving the scientific knowledge and the volcanic hazard assessment of this world-famous volcano.


This work was financially supported by the University of Pisa, grants to A. Sbrana and PRA 2018–19.