International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) 2013 Scientific Assembly: Forecasting Volcanic Activity

Start Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2013
End Date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Location: Kagoshima, Japan

Includes the following session:

1-2: Frontiers in large igneous provinces research: a tribute to the life and career of John Mahoney

Convenors: Loyc Vanderkluysen (, Marissa Tejada, Millard Coffin (

Large igneous provinces (LIPs) are the largest manifestations of volcanism on Earth. They are anomalous both in terms of the volume and length of lava flows erupted at the surface and in terms of the scale of mantle melting necessary to produce them. They are also thought to have widespread impact on climate and the environment. This session would welcome all contributions to LIP research, with particular emphasis on:

  • developments in the modeling of thermochemical plumes
  • geophysical imaging of LIPs and their mantle source
  • petrology and geochemistry of LIPs and implications for the composition of the mantle
  • internal architecture and emplacement of LIPs
  • recent discoveries from ocean and continental drilling programs
  • climatic and environmental impacts of LIPs
  • planetary LIPs and implications for the early Earth
Kagoshima, Japan