Category Archives: Sedimentology

Turbidity currents, pretty pictures, and an amazing 3D imaging tool

As well as my work on pyroclastic modelling, my first postdoc was spent investigating submarine turbidity currents. It’s fair to say most of the general population have never heard of the things, which might be considered bizarre considering the fact … Continue reading

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#IAVCEI2013 wrap-up & photos

The conference is done, the return flight completed, and the bag of laundry dealt with. The general consensus amongst those I spoke with after the conference (and a view I agree with) was that it certainly ranks up there with … Continue reading

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Speedbumps

I apologise for things being a bit quiet around here recently – I can only blame my shonky time planning in failing to fit new posts in. I’ve actually started penning 3 or 4 over the last couple of months, then something … Continue reading

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The experimentalist

I got asked a question the other day, and it got me thinking. The question was ‘what makes a good scientist?’ The more I thought about it, the more I realised that while there are a number of key traits … Continue reading

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Scaling new horizons

It’s fair to say that when most people ask what I do, I simply reply “volcanologist”, “sedimentologist”, or “geologist”, depending on the audience. On the infrequent occasions they ask further what I do, it usually gets summed up as “I see how … Continue reading

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Viennese Whirl – EGU 2012

Thought it might be time for a little update on how EGU’s been going for those of you who couldn’t make it (and a restaurant tip below for those who could). There’s been some really good science on show, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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