Andy Woods

Head of Institute
Earth Sciences
Professorial Fellow of St John's College
01223 765702

Professor Andy Woods’ research is focused on the mathematical and physical modelling of different flow processes, including experimental and theoretical models of geological carbon storage, geothermal heat recovery from superheated systems, turbulent buoyant plumes and gravity currents in the ocean and atmosphere, and models of explosive volcanism. He also works on air flows in buildings.

Research Interests

Carbon storage

Insala carbon storage project

Decarbonising heat supply in buildings

Experimental photos of a house model

Plumes and gravity currents

A multi-coloured gravity current

Volcanic flows and turbidites

Magma plume

Environmental impact of deep sea mining

Evolution of a plume over time

Flood dynamics and mitigation

Cartoon explaining flooding