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Name Dr Catherine Annen
Job title Senior Research Fellow in Earth Sciences
Department School of Earth Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications PhD(Geneva)
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Keywords magmatic processes
pluton emplacement
magma chambers
magma reservoirs
Areas of expertise 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 the 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 magma chamber (Lesser Antilles).

My current objective is to understand how magma chambers grow and solidify with varying magma fluxes. I plan to couple thermal and mechanical models to gain further insight in the temporal evolution of magma reservoirs.