Date:May 14, 2012

Volcanology

We strive to understand how magmas are generated, transported through the crust, how they are stored evolve during storage in magma reservoirs (e.g. magma chambers) and ultimately erupt or crystallize at depth. We use a combination of theoretical and numerical methods constrained by laboratory experiments, field and petrological data to unravel the dynamical processes that shape volcanic eruptions.

 

Some ongoing projects include:

  • Excess sulfur degassing during volcanic eruptions.
  • Exsolved gas transport in magma chambers, accumulation of bubbles in shallow magma bodies.
  • The effect of bubble-bubble interaction (deformation, competitive growth and coalescence) on eruption dynamics.
  • Metal and other volatile favoring trace element partitioning and extraction out of magma bodies.
  • Magma chamber dynamics, mixing dynamics for suspensions.