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Dr Catherine Annen

Dr Catherine Annen

Dr Catherine Annen
PhD(Geneva)

Research Fellow

Area of research

Magma chambers and magma reservoirs

Office G37
Wills Memorial Building,
Queen's Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5426

Research summary

I use numerical simulation and heat transfer computation to explore magmatic processes. I study quantitatively the genesis of differentiated melts in deep hot zones, the relationship between pluton emplacement and growth of large magma chambers, and the development of thermal aureoles around plutons. I have applied my models to the study of the Manaslu leucogranites (Nepal), the Snake River Plain rhyolites (USA), and Mount Pelée and Soufrière Hills magma chamber (Lesser Antilles).

I am currently focusing on how large volume of magma are emplaced in the crust using data from the field and modeling. I am also interested in forward ...

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Biography

I studied for a bachelor and and a master degree in Earth Sciences at University of Geneva (1992), where I also trained for a Postgraduate Certificate in Analysis and Management of Geological Risk (CERG, 1993). I engaged in an internationally co-supervised PhD that was partly funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and I hold a PhD diploma from University of Clermont-Ferrand (F) and University of Geneva (CH). My PhD thesis (1999) was on modelling the growth of volcanic edifices and was supervised by Profs Jean-François Lénat, Ariel Provost and Jean-Jacques Wagner. After my PhD, I worked for a few months at ...

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Recent publications

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