Research | Current
Developing a spatio-temporal model for mass flow hazards at stratovolcanoes, Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand
Supervisors: Shane Cronin (Auckland) and Gillian Turner (VUW)
My research tries to answer questions about the ways stratovolcanoes grow and erupt. What patterns can we see? Why does a volcano sometimes erupt in one sector but not another? How much can we learn about a volcano's behavior by studying its most recently active sector? How can we apply the information from this sector-based approach to better determine the hazards posed by mass flows (pyroclastic density currents, lahars, debris avalanches) at a given time in a given place?
Areas of expertise
Stratovolcanoes, paleomagnetism, volcanic hazards, hazard communication