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New Zealand Volcano Database

An inter-related database covering New Zealand's active and dormant volcanoes.

Many datasets can be accessed online through the following links:

FITS: Field Time Series Database (https://fits.geonet.org.nz)

  • Lake and spring temperatures
  • Ruapehu Crater Lake water level
  • Water chemistry
  • Gas flux
  • Levelling data
  • GNSS

FDSN webservices (https://www.geonet.org.nz/data/tools/FDSN)

  • Seismic and acoustic measurements

VML: Visual Media Library (https://vml.gns.cri.nz/)

  • Photos and videos

Maps (https://maps.gns.cri.nz/)

  • Volcanic geology
  • FRED – 14C
  • Active faults
  • Petlab

Volcanic Alert Bulletins (https://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano/vab/)

Petlab: National Rock and Geoanalytical Database (https://pet.gns.cri.nz)

Gravity grids: https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Products/Databases/New-Zealand-Region-Gravity-Grids

The following datasets can be interrogated by sending a request to nzvolcdb@gns.cri.nz. Please make requests as specific as possible, including the volcano/region, the time period of interest as well as data format / instrument requirements.

  • Gas analysis data
  • Magnetic surveys
  • Eruption history
  • Impacts
  • Microgravity
  • Aeromagnetics
  • Thermal IR
  • Tiltmeter data
  • InSAR
  • Volcanic ashfall forecasts
  • Rock samples
  • Ash samples
  • Historical and bibliographic collections of newspaper articles, diary transcripts, reports, reprints and photographs

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