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Dr Sian Crosweller

Dr Sian Crosweller

Dr Sian Crosweller
BSc(Liv), MRes(Lanc), PhD (UEA)

Research Associate

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VOGRIPA database manager

Office G42
Wills Memorial Building,
Queen's Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5366


My research focuses on large magnitude volcanic eruptions with a view to asssessing global hazard and risk. I manage the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, which is available online. It contains data on eruptions of at least magnitude 4 reaching back to the Quaternary. These data can be used to evaluate the magnitude-frequency relationship of such events. LaMEVE is one of the key outputs from the Global Volcano Model.

The project is closely linked with the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program and we also collaborate with numerous other international partners. The LaMEVE database is structured in such a way that it allows for future expansion and/or direct links to databases on other hazard and risk aspects (e.g. lahars, tephra fall, vulnerability).

My interdisciplinary background has lead to also being involved with the vulnerability aspects associated with volcanic risk, including contributing to the latest Global Assessment Report for the UN.



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