P. Allard, Groupe des Sciences de la Terre, Laboratoire Pierre Sue, CNRS-CEA/DRECAM
M. Burton, F. Muré, A. La Spina, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Catania, Italy
News regularly point out all the beauty but also the potential dangers of volcanic eruptions. If one can appreciate the show of these natural phenomena, one also seeks to understand them better in order to protect the neighbouring populations and to evaluate their impact on the climate evolution.
Eruptions at Stromboli (Italy) occur as periodic explosions (~15 mn) projecting fragments of molten lava to a few hundred meters above the crater.