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My research concerns the evolution of magma within the Earth’s crust and how its path to the surface triggers volcanic eruptions. I use a combination of field volcanology, igneous petrology, kinetics, microscopy and fluid dynamics to address the fundamental problem of how volcanoes work.
My current focus is on mafic volcanism - from channel development in Hawaiian lava flows to volcanic ash formation in eruptions from Hawaiian, Icelandic, Italian, Latin American and Pacific Northwest (US) volcanoes. I continue, however, to pursue questions related to intermediate to silicic volcanism, particularly at Mount St. Helens, USA.
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research
Analogue experiments on the rise of large bubbles through a solids-rich suspension: A “weak plug” model for Strombolian eruptionsOppenheimer, J., Capponi, A., Cashman, K. V., Lane, S. J., Rust, A. C. & James, M. R., 1 Feb 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 531, 12 p., 115931.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review6 Citations (Scopus)
Lapins, S., Roman, D. C., Rougier, J., De Angelis, S., Cashman, K. V. & Kendall, J. -M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 389, 21 p., 106728.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review2 Citations (Scopus)
Cashman, K. V., 10 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 8, 17 p., 291.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)
Past Vulnerability: Volcanic eruptions and human vulnerability in traditional societies past and present
Caroline A Williams (Speaker) & Katharine Cashman (Speaker)14 Jan 2013 → 15 Jan 2013
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