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.
IAVCEI/IACS Joint Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions Homepage
PAVLOF eruption in Alaska likely sending ash and lava over snow/ice . Image from AVO.
Next VIIC meetings to be at the 2013 IAVCEI meeting in Kagoshima JAPAN.
Visit the Links page for information and images of recent and ongoing volcano-ice-snow interactions.
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 16 April 2013