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Miss Ailsa Naismith

Miss Ailsa Naismith

Miss Ailsa Naismith

Geology (PhD)

Area of research

Improving volcanic risk mitigation at Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala

Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Research summary

My project focusses on the eruptive activity of Volcan de Fuego, an active stratovolcano in southern Guatemala. Fuego is very frequently active and exhibits a wide range of eruptive styles, from gentle degassing to effusive eruptions to violent, explosive paroxysms. Since 2015, Fuego has displayed a repeating cycle of activity (~30 days per cycle) in which summit explosions increase in intensity, and are eventually accompanied by lava effusion before a paroxysm occurs. Through analysis of data obtained from ground-based thermal infrared remote sensing, I am attempting to determine possible trigger mechanisms for Fuego's paroxysms. Theoretically, a better understanding of ...

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Biography

2016 - present: PhD candidate at University of Bristol

2011 - 2015: MSci Earth Sciences (International Programme) at University College London (UCL)

2013 - 2014: Go Global exchange student at University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver

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