Natural Hazards

Research into natural hazards includes modelling volcanic eruption flows and processes, such as the gas explosions at Stromboli volcano and ash plumes formed during explosive eruptions (Prof Andy Woods) and avalanche dynamics of relevance for landslides and desert-blown sand.

We are also interested in the environmental impact of deep sea mining, especially the displacement and dispersal of sediment throughout the ocean via plumes, gravity currents and turbidites (Prof Andy Woods), and in flood dynamics and mitigation (Prof Andy Woods).

Cloud of smoke from erupting volcano