Volcanology

Loch Ba, Scotland Hverfjall, Iceland Tolbachik, Kamchatka Sakurajima, Japan Fuego Volcano, Guatemala La Maseta, Guatemala

The Volcanology Research Group at the University of Bristol uses a combination of field studies, geophysics, remote sensing, analogue experiments and numerical models to understand the physical processes that control volcanic eruptions and to develop methods of hazard assessment.

Bristol Volcanology is a leading partner in the Global Volcano Model network of 28 institutions around the World dedicated to collating and analysing information on volcanoes, their hazards and the risks they pose.

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Facilities

The group has access to all the necessary equipment for detailed sedimentological, petrological and geochemical studies of volcanic deposits and mapping of volcanic hazards.

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