Welcome to the home page of the IAVCEI/IACS Joint Commission on Volcanoâ??Ice Interactions. The Commission is charged with promoting research and interest in the complex interactions of magmas and ice in all its forms (snow, firn, ice and meltwater), on Earth and other planets. In general such interactions are referred to as glaciovolcanism. This website is intended to be the first port of call for anybody with an interest in the subject. It should also serve as a rapid means of discovering what glaciovolcanic meetings are currently planned, and as a way of contacting most of the active workers. In addition, to foster the exchange of ideas internationally, we have created a glaciovolcanic image database, since a good clear image of a feature is worth a thousand words. The database is accessible from this site and all the images are freely available for use in (non-commercial) public talks and papers. We invite everyone to contribute their favourite educational images to help constantly improve and expand the database.

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IAVCEI/IACS Joint Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions Homepage

Icelandic magmatic activity occuring beneath Dyngjujokull, immediately north of Barðbunga volcano! - see 2014 Icelandic magmatic activity for more information

ALSO activity at other snow/ice-covered volcanoes: Shishaldin AK and Zhupanovsky Kamchatka RU

Watch for volcano-ice talks and posters at GSA 2014 Vancouver and at AGU 2014 2014 Meetings

Next VIIC meetings to be at the 2015 IUGG / IAVCEI meeting in Prague, Czech Republic

Satellite image of 2013 Klyuchevskoy eruption in Kamchatka (image courtesy of D. Melnik, IVS). [More images of the eruption available at http://www.volkstat.ru/].


Veniaminof eruption in Alaska producing supra-ice lava flows (image courtesy of C. Waythomas, AVO). See AVO website for more images and details.


Lava sheet from channel overflow going over deep snow, Plosky Tolbachik, Kamchatka. Image taken in early April 2013 [more images of the eruption available at http://www.volkstat.ru/].

Page updated 24 August 2014

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