- Research Articles
Our recent published research articles...Volcanological applications of unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS): Developments, strategies, and future challenges. Volcanica, 3:1, 67-114.
Smart DJ (2020). Short report: A damaging downslope wind storm in western Wales on 1-2 March 2018. Weather, doi 10.1002/wea.3615.
Smart DJ, Browning KA (2020). An under-forecast snowstorm associated with but deep tropopause depression. Weather, doi 10.1002/wea.3646.Spatial and temporal variations in SO2 and PM2.5 levels around Kilauea volcano, Hawai during 2007-2018. Front Earth Sci, 8:36, doi 10.3389/feart.2020.00036.
Battaglia J, Hidalgo S, Bernard B, Steele AL, et al. (2019). Autopsy of an eruptive phase of Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) through coupling of seismo-acoustic and SO2 recordings with ash characteristics. Earth Planet Sci Lett, 511, 223-232, doi 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.01.042.Variation of the BrO/SO2 molar ratio in the plume of Tungurahua volcano between 2007 and 2017 and its relationship to volcanic activity. Front Earth Sci, 7:132, doi 10.3389/feart.2019.00132.Diverse eruptive activity revealed by acoustic and electromagnetic observations of the 14 July 2013 intense Vulcanian eruption of Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador. Geophys Res Lett, 45, doi 10.1002/2017GL076419.
Browning KA, Smart DJ (2018). Invigoration of convection by an overrunning diabatically modified cloud-top layer. Q J R Meteorol Soc, 144, 142-155, doi 10.1002/qj.3190.Progressive approach to eruption at Campi Flegrei caldera in southern Italy. Nat Commun, 8:15312, doi 10.1038/ncomms15312. Miso-vortices along an oceanic cold front - 27 November 2015. Weather, 72, 73-73, doi 10.1002/wea.2828. Deformation regime and long-term precursors to eruption at large calderas: Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. Earth Planet Sci Lett, 438, doi 10.1016j.epsl.2016.01.003.The role of evaporating showers in the transfer of sting-jet momentum to the surface. Q R J Meteorol Soc, 141, 2956-2971, doi 10.1002/qj.2581.
Clark M, Smart DJ (2015). Supercell and non-supercell tornadoes in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In: Doe RK (Ed) Extreme weather: Forty years of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation. Wiley-Blackwell, 31-60, ISBN: 978-1-118-94995-5.
Kirk P, Prosser T, Smart DJ (2015). Tornadoes in the United Kingdom and Ireland - frequency and spatial distribution. In: Doe RK (Ed) Extreme weather: Forty years of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation. Wiley-Blackwell, 61-76, ISBN: 978-1-118-94995-5.Attribution of strong winds to a cold conveyor belt and sting jet. Q J R Meteorol Soc, 140, 595-610, doi 10.1002/qj.2162.Ground deformation at Campi Flegrei, Italy: Implications for hazard assessment. In, Troise C, De Natale G, Kilburn CRJ (eds) Mechanisms of activity and unrest at large calderas. Geol Soc Spec Pub 269, 141-157.
- Scientific Posters
To showcase our research, members of the Hazard Centre have presented scientific posters at numerous conferences around the world. Here are some examples...Affordable technology for monitoring degassing volcanoes. Poster presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly Conference, 2018.Affordable technology for monitoring remote volcanoes. Poster presented at the Cities on Volcanoes (COV) Conference, 2016.Forecasting volcanic eruptions: The narrow margin between eruption and intrusion at Cotopaxi, Ecuador. Poster presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly Conference, 2016.The importance of data sensitivity and effective hazard communication: Hazard mapping of Campi Flegrei, Italy. Poster presented at the Volcano and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) Conference, 2015.Visualising hazard and vulnerability for volcanic risk reduction. Poster presented at the Volcano and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) Conference, 2015.Anticipating disasters using community knowledge: A case study of a typhoon-triggered lahars disaster at Mayon volcano, Philippines. Poster presented at the Cities on Volcanoes (COV) Conference, 2014.Integrating natural science into humanitarian and development planning: NGO guidelines. Poster presented at the Cities on Volcanoes (COV) Conference, 2014.Mapping the hazard from lava flows: The perspective of vulnerable communities. Poster presented at the Cities on Volcanoes (COV) Conference, 2012.
Recent book publications from the Hazard Centre...
Fearnley C, Wilkinson E, Tillyard CJ, Edwards S (2013). Natural hazards and disaster risk reduction: Putting research into practice. Routledge, 122 pp.
- Field Guides
Members of the Hazard Centre have been involved in writing field guides for the Classic Geology in Europe series, which can be found at Dunedin Academic Press.Kilburn CRJ, McGuire WJ (2001). Italian Volcanoes. Dunedin Academic Press, 174 pp.Carracedo JC, Day S (2002). Canary Islands. Dunedin Academic Press, 304 pp.Edwards S, et al. (2010). Cyprus. Dunedin Academic Press, 288 pp.
- Working Papers
The following is a list of working papers that form part of the UCL Hazard Centre Disaster Studies and Management Working Papers series.
Some of the work undertaken at the Hazard Centre has led to the publication of guidelines aimed at reducing social vulnerabilty and increasing community resilience...Integrating science into humanitarian and development planning and practice to enhance community resilience. Guidelines for NGO practitioners. Full text.
UCL Hazard Centre:
Hazard and Risk: Our operational programmes aimed at enhancing disaster risk reduction, response and relief.
History: A brief history of the centre.
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Director: Christopher Kilburn
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Deputy Director: Stephen Edwards
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