The densely populated Campi Flegrei resurgent caldera is one of the widest known, best studied and highly dangerous volcanoes of the world. This monograph will synthesize the current knowledge of this volcano, through different review chapters. The book consists of about 15 chapters, each on a specific aspect, authored by well-recognized experts. The volume attempts to cross the barriers between the volcanological, geological, geochemical and geophysical perspectives, with the aim of offering a comprehensive and up-to-date reference to earth-science scholars, as well as land planners and civil defence officers. The articles will cover the following general topics: -Geological and geophysical structure of the caldera -Magmatic and hydrothermal systems: architecture and dynamics -Caldera current state, monitoring and modelling -Volcanic and related hazards assessment -Urban inhabitation, present urbanization and geology
Introduction.- Geological and structural setting and evolution.- Geophysical structure.- Architecture and evolution of the magmatic feeding system I.- Architecture and evolution of the magmatic feeding system II.- Geochemistry of distal tephra and its implications on tephra chronology.- Rheological properties of magmas and their influence on mixing processes and eruption dynamics.- Magma chamber dynamics.- Geochemistry of the hydrothermal system.- Current degassing and hydrothermal dynamics.- Current seismicity.- Ground deformation and source modelling.- Reconstruction of the last eruption from chronicles.- Slope instability in pyroclastic terrains.- Millenary human inhabitation and present urbanization.- Campi Flegrei volcanic hazards assessment.