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Volcanology

PGR-RA-82

Expertise of research area
deformation; eruption; gas; geochemistry; hazard; magma; petrology; seismology; Volcano


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

We are a multi-disciplinary research group covering a broad spectrum of volcanological expertise comprising volcano seismology, ground deformation, geochemistry and petrology, and gas emissions.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>The main focus of the <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-geophysics-tectonics/doc/volcanology">Volcanology</a> group&nbsp;is to combine several research themes to understand the production, evolution and eruption of magma.</p> <ul> <li>Seismic research focuses on the identification and separation of volcanic seismic signals and their attribution to distinct volcanic processes such as magma ascent, pressurisation and magma extrusion.</li> <li>Petrological and geochemical work allows us to determine the magma history, giving insights into how eruptions occur and magma is generated.</li> <li>Deformation studies allow us to remotely monitor eruptions and magma movements within the crust, while gas studies are used to quantify rates and fluxes of gas emissions during both passive and active volcanic degassing.</li> </ul> <p>We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers across a broad spectrum of volcanological expertise. Find out more about our <a href="http://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-geophysics-tectonics/doc/volcanology">research and expertise</a>.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-geophysics-tectonics/doc/volcanology">Volcanology&nbsp;group</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research">School of Earth and Environment, Research and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1257/dr-david-ferguson">Dr David Ferguson</a> or <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1433/dr-dan-morgan">Dr Dan Morgan</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk">env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>


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