Abstract, Campi Flegrei caldera


Troiano, A., Isaia, R., Di Giuseppe, M.G., Tramparulo, F.D.A., Vitale,S., 2019. Deep Electrical Resistivity Tomography for a 3D picture of the most active sector of Campi Flegrei caldera. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-51568-0

The central sector of the Campi Flegrei volcano, including the Solfatara maar and Pisciarelli fumarole field, is currently the most active area of the caldera as regards seismicity and gaseous emissions and it plays a significant role in the ongoing unrest. However, a general volcano-tectonic reconstruction of the entire sector is still missing. This work aims to depict, for the first time, the architecture of the area through the application of deep Electrical Resistivity Tomography. We reconstructed a three-dimensional resistivity model for the entire sector. Results provide useful elements to understand the present state of the system and the possible evolution of the volcanic activity and shed solid bases for any attempt to develop physical-mathematical models investigating the ongoing phenomena.