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Miss Raffaella Fusillo

Miss Raffaella Fusillo

Miss Raffaella Fusillo

Geology (PhD)

Area of research

The volcanic history of the Corbetti Caldera (Main Ethiopian Rift ) ( Supervisors: Prof. Jon Blundy and Dr Richard Brooker)

Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5432

Research summary

The volcanic history of the Corbetti Caldera (Main Ethiopian Rift)

The aim of my project is to understand the volcanic history of Corbetti Caldera, a Quaternary volcanic complex in the central sector of the Main Ethiopian Rift.

Fumarolic and hydrothermal activity in the area has prompted geothermal investigations for a potential geothermal energy development. However the eruptive history and the volcanic behaviour of Corbetti remains poorly constrained with little published data. Furthermore Corbetti and its neighbouring volcanoes have recently shown to undergo active deformation  (Biggs et al, 2011).

Carrying out this research using a combination of stratigraphy, petrology, geochemistry ...

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Master Degree in Geological Sciences, 2011 University of Pisa ( Italy).

Bachelor Degree in Geological Sciences, 2008 University of Pisa (Italy).



R.Fusillo, J.D. Blundy,R.A. Brooker. Geochemical and petrological characterization of Corbetti Caldera ( Main Ethiopian Rift) : insights into continental rift zone magmatism. Goldschmidt, 06-08/06-13 2014 Sacramento, California, USA

R.Fusillo, F.Di Traglia , A.Gioncada , M. Pistolesi , M Rosi , P.J. Wallace. Volatile content in melt inclusions of Vulcanello’s explosive activity: implications for the last 1000 years of activity at Vulcano Island (Aeolian Archipelago, Italy). Goldschmidt, 08-25/08-30 2013 Florence, Italy

R. Fusillo, F. Di ...

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