Dr Hugh Tuffen

Reader in Volcanology

Research Overview

Hugh is a volcanologist, Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer in LEC. He is fascinated by the power and beauty of volcanoes, and committed to help better understand their behaviour to assist the many millions threatened by volcanic activity. His uses a combination of fieldwork, geochemical analysis, experimentation and modelling to investigate key eruption-controlling processes.

Selected Publications Show all 83 publications

Evidence for seismogenic fracture of silicic magma
Tuffen, H., Smith, R., Sammonds, P. 22/05/2008 In: Nature. 453, 7194, p. 511-514. 4 p.
Journal article

Exceptional mobility of an advancing rhyolitic obsidian flow at Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile: observations from Cordón Caulle, Chile, 2011-2013.
Tuffen, H., James, M., Castro, J., Schipper, C.I. 1/11/2013 In: Nature Communications. 4
Journal article

Magma degassing during subglacial eruptions and its use to reconstruct palaeo-ice thicknesses.
Tuffen, H., Owen, J., Denton, J. 04/2010 In: Earth-Science Reviews. 99, 1-2, p. 1-18. 18 p.
Journal article

Repeated fracture and healing of silicic magma generate flow banding and earthquakes?
Tuffen, H., Dingwell, D.B., Pinkerton, H. 12/2003 In: Geology. 31, 12, p. 1089-1092. 4 p.
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