IAVCEI Commission on Volcanogenic Sediments

The Commission on Volcanogenic Sediments fosters common interests in research on all sedimentological aspects of volcanic phenomena. It provides a forum for discussion, helps run field workshops and symposia at major conferences, and maintains a membership list of interested experts to aid communication and develop collaborations. The Commission deals with the genesis, transport, deposition and diagenesis of all volcanogenic sediments. The Commission's members carry out research into the sedimentation of pyroclasts from eruption clouds, granular flows, pyroclastic density currents, the generation of debris avalanche deposits during edifice failures, and the remobilisation of volcanic particles by surface processes (e.g., by lahars, or by erosion). This information is used to understand volcanic hazards, construct facies models for volcanoes and volcanic systems, undertake stratigraphic analyses of edifices to establish volcanic eruption histories, and understand how volcanogenic sediments can impact non-volcanic sedimentary environments.

What we do

The Commission works with IAVCEI, focusing on volcanogenic sediments and their processes.

Who we are

The Commission is co-led by Gabor Kereszturi (Massey University) and Eric Breard (Universcity of Oregon)


A list of publications, books and data produced by the Commission

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