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Dr Andrew McGonigle
Name: Dr Andrew McGonigle
Institution: University of Sheffield
Andrew’s research interests focus upon the development and application of remote sensing techniques for environmental and volcanic remote sensing. His work covers three main themes; Volcano remote sensing which involves the measurement of fluxes and chemical compositions of volcanic plumes as indicators of subsurface magmatic and hydrothermal conditions. Andrew’s research in this area aims to overcome the limitations of poor time resolution and large errors normally associated with remote sensing plumes from safe distances (up to 10s of km from the target volcano) to generate real – time accurate plume compositions. Secondly, Andrew’s work focuses on the interaction of volcanoes on the atmosphere, in particular the transformation of gaseous SO2 to sulphate aerosol from open conduit volcanoes or those with sustained degassing. Andrew’s work aims to better quantify the amount of SO2 release into the troposphere and investigate the physio-chemical reactions occurring at low altitude volcanic plumes. Andrew also researches into the effect of volcanogenic halogens (Br and I) as well as nitrogen and mercury. All of this research is complimented by investigations into other Environmental sensing issues including atmospheric pollution from plumes of power stations, aviation and biomass burning.
Short Academic CV:
- MSci degree in Theoretical Physics (University of St Andrews)
- DPhil in Laser Physics (University of Oxford)
- NERC Postdoctoral research fellowship (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)
- 2005 – present – Senior Research Fellow (University of Sheffield)
Recent relevant publications:
- Vance A., McGonigle A.J.S., Aiuppa A., Stith J.L., Turnbull K., and von Glasow R., Ozone depletion in tropospheric volcanic plumes, Geophys. Res.Lett., in press.
- Kantzas, E.P., McGonigle, A.J.S., Tamburello, G., Aiuppa, A. and Bryant, R.G. (2010). Protocols for UV camera volcanic SO2 measurements. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 194(1-3), 55-60.
- McGonigle A.J.S., Aiuppa A., Ripepe M., Kantzas E.P., and Tamburello G., (2009) Spectroscopic capture of 1 Hz volcanic SO2 fluxes and integration with volcano geophysical data , Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L21309.
- McGonigle, A.J.S., Aiuppa, A., Giudice, G., Tamburello, G., Gurrieri, S. and Hodson, A.J. (2008). Unmanned aerial vehicle measurements of volcanic carbon dioxide fluxes. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L06303.
- McGonigle, A.J.S. (2007). Measurement of volcanic SO2 fluxes with differential optical absorption spectroscopy. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 162(3-4), 111-122.
- McGonigle, A.J.S. (2005) Volcano remote sensing with ground based spectroscopy, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 363, 2915-2929.
- McGonigle, A.J.S., Hilton, D.R., Fischer, T.P., and Oppenheimer, C. (2005). Plume velocity determination for volcano SO2 flux measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L11302.
- McGonigle, A.J.S., Oppenheimer, C., Galle, B., Edmonds, M., Caltabiano, T., Salerno, G., and Burton, M., (2003) Volcanic sulphur dioxide flux measurements at Etna, Vulcano and Stromboli obtained using an automated scanning static ultraviolet spectrometer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B9), 2455.
- McGonigle, A.J.S., Oppenheimer, C., Galle, B., Mather, T.A., and Pyle, D.M., (2002) Walking traverse and scanning DOAS measurements of volcanic gas emission rates, Geophysical Research Letters, 29(20), 1985.
Personal webpage: Andrew McGonigle