Expert Group on Antarctic Volcanism

Remote Sensing – Geophysics

AntVolc contact: Don Blankenship (

  • Encourage more geophysical modelling of processes linking the structure of the lithosphere and deep crust with magma generation and modes/routes of transport to the surface
  • Use geophysical methods to verify opposing models for generation of Neogene magmas (e.g. plume vs hotspot vs transform fault-related decompression-melting)
  • Develop more remote sensing of subglacial active volcanism & geothermal areas with an emphasis on volcanism-related meltwater generation and sub-ice habitability.”