Volcanology; Geophysical fluid dynamics, esp. lava flows and landslides; slow rock failure; hazard warning and mitigation.
Professor of Volcanology and Geophysical Hazards
|Prof of Volcanology||Kathleen Lonsdale, 340|
|GEOL0041 Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard|
|GEOL0042 Earthquake Hazards|
|GEOL0066 Meteorological, Climate and Hydrogeological Hazards|
|UCL Hazard Centre|
|email@example.com||020 3108 6325 (56325)|
I have been watching volcanoes erupt for more than 30 years, mostly in Italy, but also in Cameroon and the Caribbean. My current work is focused on forecasting eruptions at volcanoes reawakening after generations at rest and in designing warnings that are easily understood by vulnerable communities.
Case Study: Forecasts and warnings of volcanic eruptions.
We have developed a new physical model to improve the reliability of forecasts. The core idea is elementary: long-quiescent volcanoes must break themselves open to allow magma to erupt. Read the full case study.
When I can, I keep abreast of my previous research interests in the dynamics of lava flows, catastrophic slope failure and the runout of giant landslides. I look forward to broadening my horizons with new collaborations, so do get in touch if my experience might be of value.