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Dr Emma Liu

Dr Emma Liu

Research Associate



Petrology ; Volcanology ; Geochemistry


  • Volcanology
  • Volatile geochemical cycling
  • Igneous petrology
  • Icelandic Magmatism

Key Publications

Liu, EJ, Cashman, KV, & Rust, AC (2015), ‘Optimising shape analysis to quantify volcanic ash morphology’. GeoResJ, 8, 14-30.

Liu, EJ, Cashman, KV, Rust, AC & Gislason, SR (2015), ‘The role of bubbles in generating fine ash during hydromagmatic eruptions’. Geology, vol. 43, pp. 239-242.

Liu, EJ, Cashman, KV, Beckett, F, Witham, C, Leadbetter, S, Hort, M & Guðmundsson, S (2014), ‘Ash mists and brown snow: Remobilization of volcanic ash from recent Icelandic eruptions’. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol. 119, pp. 9463-9480.

Lamb, OD, Varley, N, Mather, T, Pyle, D, Smith, PJ & Liu, EJ (2014), ‘Multiple timescales of cyclical behaviour observed at two dome-forming eruptions’. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol. 284, pp. 106-121.

Nicholson, EJ, Mather, T, Pyle, D, Odbert, HM & Christopher, T (2013), ‘Cyclical patterns in volcanic degassing revealed by SO2 flux timeseries analysis: An application to Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat’. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 375, pp. 209-221.

Liu, EJ, Oliva, M, Antoniades, D, Giralt, S, Granados, I, Pla-Rabes, S, Toro, M, & Geyer, A, (2016). 'Expanding the tephrostratigraphical framework for the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, by combining compositional and textural tephra characterisation'. Sedimentary Geology, 340, pp. 49-61.

Oliva, M, Antoniades, D, Giralt, S, Granados, I, Pla-Rabes, S, Toro, M., Liu, EJ, Sanjurjo, J, and Vieira, G, (2016). 'The Holocene deglaciation of the Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island, Antarctica) based on the dating of lake sedimentary records'. Geomorphology, 261, pp.89-102.