The Auckland Volcanic Field is made up of about 53 individual centres. Within the DEVORA programme we are gathering data to explain how, why, how often and how fast magma moves to the surface in the Auckland Volcanic Field. We are also studying the deposits of past eruptions to learn more about how and when our volcanoes formed.
The scale of eruption in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF) appears to be controlled by the dynamics of the soft area (asthenosphere) of the upper mantle.
The rate of activity in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF) in the upper North Island of New Zealand has been increasing for the past 60,000 years, suggesting that the field is still in its infancy.
Tags:chemistryeducationEmgency managementeruptionfieldgeologyhistoryqualitative researchvolcanic