Volcanic Flows and Turbidites

There is ongoing interest in the dynamics of explosive volcanic eruptions and basaltic volcanic eruptions, including some of the dynamical processes in magma reservoirs, and the ascent to the surface and ensuing eruptions. Recent project have included models of the coupled dynamics of magma reservoirs with the conduit flow [Woods and Huppert(2003)], models of the role of an elastic conduit wall on the ascent of vesicular basaltic magma [Woods et al.(2006), ], and an experimental model of the dynamics of an oscillatory lava lake [Witham et al.(2006)].

J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 108, 2403.
◾Woods, A.W., Bokhove, O., de Boer, A. and Hill Brittain, E. (2006) On compressible magma flow in a two-dimensional elastic-walled dike. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 246, 241-251.
◾ Witham, F., Woods, A.W. and Gladstone, C. (2006) An analogue experiment model of depth fluctuations in lava lakes. Bull. Volc. 69, 51-56.