Duncan Woodcock

Associate Lecturer, PhD student

Research Overview

Subglacial volcanic eruptions can produce sudden floods of meltwater, together with major disruption to air traffic if the eruption penetrates the ice surface. My research seeks to gain a better understanding of the physical processes involved in ice melting and glacier penetration during explosive subglacial eruptions. Progress so far has been primarily through the application of engineering heat transfer theory. My part-time, self-funded PhD is supervised by Dr Jennie Gilbert and Dr Steve Lane.

Ice-melt rates in liquid-filled cavities during explosive subglacial eruptions
Woodcock, D., Lane, S., Gilbert, J. 03/2014 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 119, 3, p. 1803-1817. 15 p.
Journal article

Particle-water heat transfer during explosive volcanic eruptions
Woodcock, D.C., Gilbert, J., Lane, S.J. 11/10/2012 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 117, B10, 15 p.
Journal article

Particle-water heat transfer during subglacial explosive eruptions: VMSG 2012, Durham UK
Woodcock, D., Lane, S., Gilbert, J. 01/2012
Poster