Here is the provisional programme for the Soufriere Hills meeting on 27 November. There will be an extended abstracts volume available at the meeting (including contributions not being presented orally). The programme may well change before then and I will notify all speakers of any new schedule beforehand.Please let me know of any changes to the speakers or titles listed. If you are a programmed speaker I will take silence from you to indicate you intend to give the paper. The schedule is very tight so your delivery needs to be disciplined. The Geol. Soc. has dual screens which can be either slides or overheads. There is limited space for 3 (6 x 4 ft) poster boards in the Lower Library so if you have got something you want to display ,bring it ,but let me know beforehand. Get any slides in to the projectionist well before the start of your session. If you are not a member of the Geological Society you will be charged £10 at registration, £5 for students. I look forward to a rewarding meeting.
27 November, 1996
[likely to change]
10.00 Coffee 10.25 Introduction G Wadge 10.30 Overview of the eruption R Robertson et al 10.45 Seismicity of the Montserrat, Soufriere Hills Volcano eruption: July 1995 toNovember 1996 WP Aspinall et al 11.10 GPS measurements at the Soufriere Hills Volcano,Montsterrat, April-November,1996 JB Shepherd et al 11.25 Total station measurements at Soufriere Hills Volcano PA Jackson et al 11.40 Gravity surveys on the island of Montserrat MA Davies et al 11.55 Techniques for surveying the Soufriere Hills eruption dome and deposits NF Stevens et al 12.10 Erupted volume, growth rate and morphology of the dome J.Toothill et al 12.25 COSPEC and FTIR monitoring of plume gases from Montserrat C.Oppenheimer et al 12.40 Discussion 1.00 Lunch 2.00 Petrology and geochemistry of the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat MD Murphy et al 2.20 Pre-eruption volatiles and experimentally determined phase equilibria of the Soufriere Hills Volcano : implications for magma storage and degassing MR Carroll et al 2.35 Viscosity of Montserrat lavas DR Neuville et al 2.50 Submarine hydrothermal fluid compositions in relation to volcanic hazards at Montserrat DS Cronan et al 3.00 Tea 3.30 Monitoring of airborne respirable dust in Montserrat AGMcK Nicholl et al 3.40 Environmental impacts of the Soufriere Hills eruption G Norton et al 3.50 Dome collapse and explosive eruption at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat,September 17-18 1996: an overview and chronology of events WJ McGuire 4.00 Eruption mechanisms and physical parameters of the explosive eruption of the 17th September 1996, Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat PD Cole et al 4.15 Conditions for decompressive dome explosions from surveys of cyclic dome growth and collapse on Montserrat (WI), July - September 1996 MV Stasiuk et al 4.30 Simulations of pyroclastic flow: 12th May flows and the threat of future flows G.Wadge et al 4.45 Prehistoric pyroclastic flow deposits of Montserrat generated by explosive eruptions: a comparison to recent activity ES Calder et al 5.00 Discussion 5.30 Close