Professor Joachim H Gottsmann

M.Sc.(Erlangen), Ph.D.(Munich)

  • BS8 1RJ


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Research interests

My prime research interest is the investigation of processes relating to fluid and magma migration and emplacement in the Earth’s crust and the effect on volcanic processes.

I am particularly interested in restless volcanoes and preeruptive processes using multi-parameter datasets including gravity changes and ground deformation. These investigations permit the quantification of mass, density and stress variations at depth, which are employed to shed light on recharge processes in magmatic and/or hydrothermal systems at depth. Modeling of processes which explain observed data provide insights on subsurface dynamics. Another avenue of research is volcanic threat analysis and the study of the perception of volcanic risk in communities affected by volcanic phenomena.
I am also interested in the quantification of physicochemical properties of silicate melts, particularly the thermodynamics of glass-rich flows and the interaction between melt rheology and eruptive processes

My current research is funded by the Royal Society, the Natural Environmental Research Council and the EC.



EASC10002/4 Environmental Hazards

EASCM0010 Research Project; Geology Coordinator

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  • Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research

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Research Output

Ductility and compressibility accommodate high magma flux beneath a silicic continental rift caldera: Insights from Corbetti caldera (Ethiopia)

Gottsmann, J. H., Biggs, J., Lloyd, R., Biranhu, Y. & Lewi, E., 4 Apr 2020, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 21, 4, e2020GC008952.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Gravimetric Constraints on the Hydrothermal System of the Campi Flegrei caldera

    Young, N., Isaia, R. & Gottsmann, J., 17 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. e2019JB019231.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    The influence of long- and short-term volcanic strain on aquifer pressure: a case study from Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat (W.I.)

    Strehlow, K., Gottsmann, J., Rust, A., Hautmann, S. & Hemmings, B., 20 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Geophysical Journal International.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Prizes

    Elected member of the Academia Europaea

    Gottsmann, Joachim H (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Wager Medal

    Gottsmann, Joachim H (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Solid Earth (Journal)

    Joachim H Gottsmann (Editor)

    2015 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Sakurajima volcano and Aira caldera dynamics

    Joachim H Gottsmann (Contributor)

    1 Mar 201431 Jul 2014

    Activity: Other activity types - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

    WOVO VOBP@ workshop

    Joachim H Gottsmann (Participant)

    4 Nov 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk