Madingley Rise, Madingley Road
My research uses seismological techniques to study and monitor volcanoes, under the supervision of Professor Robert White. I use noise interferometry to measure velocity variations of the edifice of Kilauea summit, in Hawaii. I have studied how the velocity changes as the volcano deforms in so-called deflation-inflation events. Continuous measurement of seismic velocity is an exciting new tool in volcano monitoring, since velocity is sensitive to pressurisation and magma transport. I am also starting to use shear-wave splitting of local earthquakes to look at anisotropy in the shallow crust of the Northern Volcanic Zone in Iceland.
Volcanology ; Geophysics ; Seismology