For more than 10 years, DEVORA (DEtermining VOlcanic Risk in Auckland) has been focused on preparing New Zealand’s largest city for a volcanic eruption – and the ongoing disruption.
The collation of whole-rock major and trace element data has led to the development of a method to correlate volcanic ash samples to their source volcanic centres.
By refining the velocity model used to locate earthquakes, Auckland can be better prepared for an eruption from the volcanic field that lies beneath the region in New Zealand’s upper North Island.
Microscopic tephra layers (crypto-tephra) in lake sediments have revealed the longevity of Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano – Rangitoto.
Discrete melt batches that move at different depths and speeds may explain the erratic spatial and temporal pattern of eruptions in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF).
A highly specialised systematic volume estimation model has been developed for use in New Zealand’s Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF).
A unique convergence of ecological, geological and cultural values in South Auckland showcases the need to integrate multiple elements in volcanic site evaluations.
Do you know that there are about 53 volcanoes in Auckland and that Rangitoto is the youngest one?
Cleverly illustrated and packed full of easy to understand information, the DEVORA fact sheets prepared by leading scientific communicators share fun volcanic facts in a simple and engaging form.
The Auckland Volcanic Field Contingency Plan details the management of an eruption in the field.
Most people believe they have the necessary items to survive a volcanic eruption but only a few believe they are very prepared, an Auckland risk perception survey shows.