Aeromagnetic anomaly images of Vulcano and Southern Lipari Islands (Aeolian Archipelago, Italy)

R. Supper, R. De Ritis, K. Motschka, M. Chiappini


Newly acquired high-resolution, low-altitude aeromagnetic data over Vulcano Island and Southwestern Lipari in
the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea resolve the major volcanic features in the area associated with the past and present
activity. The magnetic character changes in amplitude and frequency from south-east to north-west. The Primordial
Vulcano, the Lentia Complex, the Piano Caldera units, the Fossa Caldera deposits, and the currently active
La Fossa cone and Vulcanello represent the main volcanic phases on Vulcano Island. They show a distinct
magnetic anomaly pattern, whereas prior to this survey, no magnetic signatures of these features were found.


aeromagnetic data;magnetic anomalies;geomagnetism;Vulcano

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X