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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Projects

Advertised MSc by Research (Volcanology) projects for 2020/21 intake. Please contact lead supervisor for further information.

We also welcome interest from students wishing to develop their own projects in collaboration with Durham Volcanology Group staff. Please contact the potential supervisor with the most relevant research interests.

Volcanic influences on atmospheric chemistry and dynamics

Lead Supervisor: Dr James Baldini

Volatile evolution during the 1912 plinian eruption at Novarupta Volcano, Alaska: the most powerful eruption of the 20th century

Lead Supervisor: Dr Jason Coumans

The sources and evolution of magmas in the Lesser Antilles Volcanic Arc: an isotopic case study of Guadeloupe and St. Lucia

Lead Supervisor: Dr George Cooper

2D or 3D? The perils and pitfalls of stereoscopic projections

Lead Supervisor: Dr Kate Dobson

Magmatic Soup: experimental and microstructural investigation of crystal rich flows

Lead Supervisor: Dr Kate Dobson

New insights into the origins of adakitic magmas

Lead Supervisor: Dr Madeleine Humphreys

Determining the effects of cooling rate on magma crystallisation using a high temperature heating stage

Lead Supervisor: Dr Madeleine Humphreys

Multiphase lattice-Boltzmann simulation of sintering of volcanic ash

Lead Supervisor: Dr Ed Llewellin

Plugging a volcanic conduit: A numerical investigation of convection in an open volcanic conduit

Lead Supervisor: Dr Ed Llewellin

The compressibility of bubbly magma: Numerical modelling to describe an essential magma property

Lead Supervisor: Dr Ed Llewellin

Formation of lava tubes and magma conduits: Shear-thinning induced localization in bubbly lava and magma

Lead Supervisor: Dr Ed Llewellin

Volcano Distribution in Northern and Central American Arcs

Lead Supervisor: Prof Colin Macpherson

Distribution of Pacific Ocean Island Volcanism

Lead Supervisor: Prof Colin Macpherson

Welding and coalescence of hot volcanic ash

Lead Supervisor: Dr Fabian Wadsworth

Shaken not stirred: Can pressure oscillations cause bubbles to rise faster in magma?

Lead Supervisor: Dr Fabian Wadsworth

Volcanic Ash Aggregates I and II: Ash falls and Pyroclastic Density Currents (2 Projects)

Lead Supervisor: Dr Rich Brown