Department of Geology Speaker Series: "Critical Fluid Transitions in Explosive Volcanic Eruptions"
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 3:30pm

Department of Geology Speaker Series presents:

 "Critical Fluid Transitions in Explosive Volcanic Eruptions"

Dr. Joe Dufek

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cramer Hall, room CH 53
Free & open to the public

Dr. Dufek’s research is primarily focused on the application of fluid dynamics to understand mass and energy transfer in geological processes, with particular emphasis on volcanic systems. One of his research's goals is to delineate how multiphase interactions contribute to the structure and composition of igneous systems, and the role of such interactions in determining the dynamics and deposit architecture of volcanic flows. His research is broadly grouped into two categories: 1) melting and mixing in the crust and mantle and the geochemical consequences of these processes, and 2) the dynamics of turbulent multiphase flows, and in particular the dynamics of explosive volcanic eruptions and particle laden gravity currents, such as pyroclastic flows or turbidity currents. He also interested in how these flows influence the landscape evolution on the Earth and other planets in our solar system.