Tag Archives: Volcano

Bubble Experiments at Durham University

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Back in August, I spent 2 weeks with Durham University’s volcanology research group, devising and conducting some experiments. In a nutshell, I was looking at how bubbles behave in a non-Newtonian fluid called hydroxyethyl cellulose solution (HEC solution hereafter), and … Continue reading

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Around the solar system in 3967 characters

This blog post was written by The Planetary Science team in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. ————— Every three years our group applies to the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for funds to support our research. As … Continue reading

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A place in the sun, geology edition: Fieldwork on El Hierro, Canary Islands

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The island of El Hierro, which is the least populated, smallest, and youngest member of the Canary Islands, has been in the spotlight of scientists working on ocean island basalts in the last couple of years. (Ocean island basalts are … Continue reading

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Volcanic Glass: Frozen Mantle Geochemistry in Iceland

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Summer time in research groups usually means two things: conferences and field work.  For me this summer it was field work and I had my first postdoctoral research trip to Iceland. Along with myself was Margaret Hartley a lecturer in … Continue reading

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PhD Fieldwork in Iceland: A Tale of Fire and Ice

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The last few blog posts have been out of this world, so I thought this week I would bring it down to Earth and tell you about the fieldwork I have been carrying out in Iceland for my PhD. My … Continue reading

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Live from Jodrell Bank

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The transmissions have been broadcast, the crowds satiated and the science explained. Last weekend saw the closing of this summer’s series of Live from Jodrell Bank concerts. Throughout the series we have seen the likes of headline acts Australian Pink … Continue reading

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Tuyas: Land based “tide marks” delving into the climate history of Iceland

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Subglacial volcanoes.  What are they you might ask?  Well this week our blog is taking a different turn and I’ll be explaining what a certain type of subglacial volcano called tuyas are and how they’re formed. Tuyas are volcanoes that … Continue reading

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