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Kathy Cashman

AXA Professorial Research Fellow

Prof Kathy Cashman

Prof Kathy Cashman

University of Bristol
Email: glkvc(at)bristol.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 331 5131

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Research interests

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.