Tamsin Mather

Tamsin Mather

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

Volcanological research in Oxford is driven by the need to understand volcanoes and volcanism as (a) natural hazards and (b) a key planetary-scale process throughout geological time, vital for maintaining habitability. We have broad interests covering a wide range of volcanological problems. The details of any DPhil project would be defined in discussion with the student but recent examples include studying the atmospheric chemistry of volcanic plumes, region studies of style and rates of volcanism in places like Chile, Central America and Ethiopia, multi-parameter geophysical studies of individual volcanoes (e.g., Santorini in Greece), looking for the signature of large igneous provinces in the sedimentary record and even volcanism on Venus! The group uses a wide range of techniques including field studies, monitoring data (in collaboration with volcano observatories), remote sensing, geochemistry, petrology and simple modelling. Potential field areas include Italy, Ethiopia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Associated Research Streams

volcanoes, atmosphere, volcanic gases, remote sensing, igneous geochemistry, igneous petrology

Tamsin Mather

Contact information

  • Email: tamsin.mather@earth.ox.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1865 282 125
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  • Address:
    Department of Earth Sciences
    University of Oxford
    South Parks Road
    OX1 3AN
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