Integrating multi-scale tomography techniques for determining the physical properties of the Earth from laboratory experiments to field scale

Project Details


Scaling in the Earth sciences represents a fundamental and ongoing challenge. Structures in volcanotectonics typically cover a large range of scales typically across the hundreds of meters to km scales. However, laboratory methods are at best in dm (fraction of metre scale) but have the key advantage that conditions (pressure, temperature, strain) may be imposed and controlled to develop new theories. Linking these scales requires numerical models, geophysical data, and scale invariant methods to bridge these key gaps.

Key findings

In the ongoing project, a series of new experiments, methods, and numerical approaches are combined to better understand the underpinning science of calling across different geophysical parameters. Ultimately, these new data may be applied to updated fracture forecasting models and eruption prediction tools in volcano geophysics.
Effective start/end date1/10/1730/09/20


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