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Introduction; Volcanoes and plate tectonics; Volcanic form and structure; Types and characteristics of central eruptions and extended lateral eruptions; Physics of volcanism; Historical eruptions; Volcano magnitudes and impacts; Volcanic products: volatiles; Volcanic products; pyroclastics; Volcanic products: Lava flows and shallow intrusions; Volcanic products: Craters, calderas, and super-eruptions; Volcanoes and water/Lahars; Paleoeruptions and dating; Volcanic stratigraphy and tephrochronology; Archaeological evidence of volcanism; Volcanoes and mythology; Volcanic hazard and prediction (periodicities); Field investigation techniques; Community coping strategies.
Paolo Papale began his research career after graduating in Geological Sciences at the University of Pisa in 1990. After numerous scholarships with the INGV and the CNR, he became a contract researcher with the CNR in 1996, subsequently a permanent researcher with the ING in 1999, and finally Research Director with the INGV in 2003, after having won a public competition as Full Professor in 2001 at the University of Calabria. He has published about 50 scientific articles in international scientific journals and ISI books for international dissemination on physical-mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of magmatic and volcanic processes, modeling of thermodynamic properties and magma rheology, and quantification of volcanic hazards. He has participated in numerous projects of the European Community, and in national and international projects in the fields of volcanic danger and volcanic physics.