What happens when a pyroclastic flow goes out to sea

This is just a brief plug-post for anyone at the European Geosciences Union in Vienna this week.  Tomorrow at 9am in Room 4 I’m presenting some recent work I’ve carried out attempting to use a turbidity current model to infer initiation and propagation conditions for pyroclastic flows as they enter water.

The work is based on the Montserrat 2003 dome collapse flows described by Trofimovs et al (2006, 2008), and uses the Move sediment modelling tool I’ve been working on the development of for the last 12 months or so.

Hope to see some of you there.  I’ll put up a more informative post on the content of the work when I get a chance.

In other news I’ll be making a few conferece-related posts during the next week, as well as tweeting any things which particularly grab my attention using the #EGU2012 tag.  Looking forward to some Top Science™.

About Pete Rowley

Earth Scientist with a background in volcanology and sedimentology. Enjoys a good rant, beer, and games. Dislikes reality TV, crowds, and unreasonable people.
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1 Response to What happens when a pyroclastic flow goes out to sea

  1. Pingback: Montserrat: The Soufriere Hills Volcano « turcanin. cu ţ.

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