Yearly Archives: 2017

A scientific voyage in Galapagos

I have written an article about our recent volcanological fieldwork in Galapagos for Pieces (the Christ’s College alumni newsletter). The article can be accessed in its published format here. Or downloaded as a pdf here: A scientific voyage in Galapagos

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Syn-eruptive deformation of Fernandina volcano

On 4 September 2017, Fernandina volcano in the Galapagos Islands began erupting from a circumferential fissure on the SW caldera rim. Yu Zhou (University of Oxford) and I processed Copernicus Sentinel-1 data to determine the extent of ground deformation in

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Why can’t we predict when a volcano will erupt?

A paper that I published in Nature Geoscience demonstrated that volcanic eruptions in the hazardous Campi Flegrei system (Naples, Italy) may be triggered by the expansion of gasses, which saturate in the magma shortly before eruption. This was discussed in

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