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Department of Earth Sciences




My research centres on the cycling of volatiles between the atmosphere and the mantle and the role that magmatic volatiles play in melting, magma genesis, storage and transport, volcanic eruption style and climate modulation over a range of timescales. I am an observationalist who develops quantitative frameworks to understand complex physical and geochemical datasets in collaboration with a diverse range of geochemists and geophysicists. I am part of a dynamic Volcanology group in Cambridge with interests in igneous petrology, volcanology, modelling, hazard and instrumentation. If you are interested in joining our group for postgraduate work, see our advertised projects


Key publications: 

For full list see CV. Some recent papers:

2020, Woitischek, Julia, Edmonds, Marie, and A. W. Woods. The control of magma crystallinity on the fluctuations in gas composition at open vent basaltic volcanoes. Scientic Reports, 10(1):1{7, 2020

2020, Edmonds, Marie. Geochemical monitoring of volcanoes and the mitigation of volcanic gas hazards. In Forecasting and Planning for Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, pages 117{151. Elsevier

2020, E. J. Liu, K. V. Cashman, E. Miller, H. Moore, Edmonds, Marie, B. E. Kunz, F. Jenner, and G. Chigna. Petrologic monitoring at Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, page 107044, 2020

2020, T. Ilanko, T. D. Pering, T. C. Wilkes, J. Woitischek, R. D'Aleo, A. Aiuppa, A. J. McGonigle, Edmonds, Marie, and E. Garaebiti. Ultraviolet camera measurements of passive and explosive (strombolian) sulphur dioxide emissions at Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu. Remote Sensing, 12(17):2703, 2020

2020, Iddon, Fiona and Edmonds, Marie. Volatile-rich magmas distributed through the upper crust in the Main Ethiopian Rift. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, page e2019GC008904, 2020

2020, Woitischek, Julia, A. W. Woods, Edmonds, Marie, C. Oppenheimer, A. Aiuppa, T. D. Pering, T. Ilanko, R. D'Aleo, and E. Garaebiti. Strombolian eruptions and dynamics of magma degassing at Yasur Volcano (Vanuatu). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, page 106869, 2020

2020, Whitty, Rachel CW, E. Ilyinskaya, E. Mason, P. E. Wieser, E. J. Liu, A. Schmidt, T. Roberts, M. A. Pfeer, B. Brooks, Edmonds, Marie, et al. Spatial and temporal variations in SO2 and PM2:5 levels around Klauea Volcano, Hawai'i during 2007{2018. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 2020

2020, Wieser, Penny, F. Jenner, Edmonds, Marie, J. Maclennan, and B. Kunz. Chalcophile elements track the fate of sulfur at Klauea volcano, Hawai'i. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2020

2020, Wieser, Penny E, Edmonds, Marie, J. Maclennan, and J. Wheeler. Microstructural constraints on magmatic mushes under Klauea volcano, Hawaii. Nature Communications, 11(1):1{14, 2020

2020, Edmonds, Marie, B. Tutolo, K. Iacovino, and Y. Moussallam. Magmatic carbon outgassing and uptake of CO2 by alkaline waters. American Mineralogist, 105(1):28{34, 2020

2019. Wong, K., E. Mason, S. Brune, M. East, M. Edmonds, S. Zahirovic. Deep carbon cycling over the past 200 million years: a review of fluxes in different tectonic settings. Frontiers.

2019, in press. Wieser, P. E., M. Edmonds, J. Maclennan, J. Wheeler. Distorted olivine crystals: an unexploited record of magma storage at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. Nature Communications.

2019, in press. Wieser, P. E., M. Edmonds, J. Maclennan, F. Jenner and B. Kunz. Crystal scavenging from mush piles recorded by melt inclusions. Nature Communications.

2019. Suarez, C., M. Edmonds, A. Jones. Catastrophic perturbations to Earth’s Deep Carbon Cycle. Elements v. 15, no. 5.

2019.  Wieser, P. E., Z. Vukmanovic, R. Kilian, E. Ringe, M. Holness, John Maclennan, M. Edmonds. To Sink, Swim, Twin or Nucleate: a critical appraisal of crystal aggregation processes. Geology.

2019. Werner, C., T. P. Fischer, A. Aiuppa, M. Edmonds, C. Cardellini, S. Carn, G. Chiodini, E. Cottrell, and M. Burton. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Subaerial Volcanic Regions. Whole Earth Carbon eds Beth Orcutt, Raj Dasgupta, Isabelle Daniel. Cambridge University Press, pp 188-236.

2019. Taracsak Z., M.E. Hartley, R. Burgess, M. Edmonds, F. Iddon, M-A. Longpre. High fluxes of deep volatiles from ocean island volcanoes: Insights from El Hierro, Canary Islands. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 258, 19-36.

2019. Mutch, E., J. Maclennan, M. Edmonds. Rapid trans-crustal magma movement under Icelandic volcanoes. Nature Geoscience 12, 569–574.

Professor of Volcanology and Petrology
The Ron Oxburgh Fellow in Earth Sciences, Queens' College
Professor Marie  Edmonds

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