Welcome to the home page of the IAVCEI/IACS Joint Commission on Volcano�??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

NOMINATIONS OPEN VII Commission SECRETARY (ideally a field-based scientist) for 2016 (email Christopher Hamilton (hamilton@lpl.arizona.edu) or Ben Edwards (edwardsb@dickinson.edu) with nominations)

ALSO activity at other snow/ice-covered volcanoes: Nevados de Chillan CHILE and Heard Island AUSTRALIA

Next VIIC meetings to be at the 2017 IAVCEI meeting in Portland OREGON USA

Satellite image from NASA Earth Observatory of Heard Island showing Big Ben volcano (ice-filled caldera with cone in the middle) BEFORE January 2016 eruption (image courtesy of http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/79000/79484/heardisland_ali_2012287_lrg.jpg; click here for larger image).

Page updated 5 Feb 2016

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