Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
27 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 27 Apr 2018

A review of laboratory and numerical modelling in volcanology

Janine L. Kavanagh, Samantha L. Engwell, and Simon A. Martin


Short summary
Modelling has been used in the study of volcanic systems for more than 100 years, building upon the approach first described by Sir James Hall in 1815. Models are informed by observations of volcanic processes in nature, including eye-witness accounts of eruptions, monitoring of active volcanoes, and analysis of ancient deposits. To push the frontiers in volcanology we must adopt a multidisciplinary approach, with more interaction between analogue and numerical modelling communities.