T9-S1. Continental Intraplate Volcanism: New Frontiers for Understanding Magma Origin, Ascent, Storage, and Eruption

Axel K. Schmitt (axel.schmitt@geow.uni-heidelberg.de)
Alan B. Woodland (woodland@em.uni-frankfurt.de)

Continental intraplate volcanism defies simple genetic explanations in a plate tectonic context, and the respective roles of mantle melting through decompression vs. flux addition from earlier mantle metasomatic episodes remain unclear. Central Europe’s circum-alpine belt of dominantly mafic volcanic fields of Tertiary–Quaternary age offers many opportunities to study this type of volcanism, and although erupted magma volumes are small and recurrence intervals long, these systems pose significant volcanic hazards in densely populated areas. To understand how these volcanoes work, it is essential to constrain magma evolution pathways from its formation at depth to eruption. We invite contributions focusing on volcanism in continental intraplate settings through field, experimental, analytical, and/or modelling studies, specifically those developing new methods to reliably quantify the rates and processes of magma transport, eruptive recurrence, as well as eruption triggering.