Dr Laura Hobbs

Science Hunters Outreach Coordinator

Research Overview

While the effects of hot volcanic deposits on glaciers have been extensively studied, there have been relatively few investigations into the role of cold supraglacial volcanic deposits. Such material can affect glacial ablation and thus it is important to (i) assess the global significance of cold supraglacial volcanic deposits, (ii) add to the existing body of data through collection of field measurements, (iii) investigate through laboratory experimentation the physical properties of debris which control its effect on glacial ablation, and (iv) determine potential hazardous consequences of interactions between glaciers and ablation-affecting cold volcanic deposits.

Science Hunters: science learning through Minecraft
Hobbs, L.K., Stevens, C.J., Hartley, J. 05/2017 Education in Science 2 p.
Featured article

Science fun for children with SEND: Engaging through computer games
Hobbs, L.K. 01/2017
Speech

Science fun for children with SEND: Hands-on practical activities
Hobbs, L.K. 01/2017
Speech

Play-based science learning
Hobbs, L.K. 01/2016
Speech

Glaciovolcanism at Volcán Sollipulli, southern Chile: lithofacies analysis and interpretation
Lachowycz, S.M., Pyle, D., Gilbert, J.S., Mather, T., Mee, K., Naranjo, J.A., Hobbs, L. 15/09/2015 In: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 303, p. 59-78. 20 p.
Journal article

Science with under 7s (and not much budget)
Hobbs, L.K. 07/2015
Speech

Barriers to engaging: Families with under 5s
Hobbs, L.K. 06/2015
Speech

Play-based science learning activities: engaging adults and children with informal science learning for preschoolers
Hobbs, L. 06/2015 In: Science Communication. 37, 3, 10 p.
Comment/debate

Spies, Sight, Splints & Snow: Family Friendly History of Science, Technology & Medicine
Hobbs, L.K. 06/2015 Viewpoint, 107
Article

The effect on Icelandic glaciers of supraglacial deposition of tephra from the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption
Hobbs, L.K., Gilbert, J.S., Loughlin, S.C., Lane, S.J. 20/03/2015
Speech

'Science from the Start': science for pre-school children
Hobbs, L.K. 02/2015 Education in Science 2 p.
Featured article

Interactions of volcanic airfall and glaciers: supplementary case study 3
Hobbs, L.K., Gilbert, J.S., Lane, S.J., Loughlin, S. 2015 In: Global volcanic hazards and risk. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 77-78. 2 p. ISBN: 9781107111752.
Chapter

Characterisation of the Quaternary eruption record: analysis of the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database
Brown, S.K., Crosweller, H.S., Sparks, R.S.J., Cottrell, E., Deligne, N.I., Ortiz Guerrero, N., Hobbs, L., Kiyosugi, K., Loughlin, S.C., Siebert, L., Takarada, S. 25/03/2014 In: Journal of Applied Volcanology. 3, 22 p.
Journal article

Characterisation of the Quaternary eruption record: analysis of the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database
Brown, S.K., Crosweller, H.S., Sparks, R.S.J., Cottrell, E., Deligne, N.I., Ortiz Guerrero, N., Hobbs, L., Loughlin, S.C., Siebert, L. 2014 In: Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Conference.
Conference contribution

Interactions of volcanic airfall and glaciers: Appendix to: Jenkins SF, Wilson TM, Magill CR, Miller V, Stewart C, Marzocchi W and Boulton M, 2014. Volcanic ash fall hazard and risk: technical background paper for the UNISDR 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Hobbs, L.K., Gilbert, J.S., Lane, S.J., Loughlin, S.C. 2014 UN.
Commissioned report

Global database on large magnitude explosive volcanic eruptions (LaMEVE)
Crosweller, H.S., Arora, B., Brown, S.K., Cottrell, E., Deligne, N.I., Ortiz Guerrero, N., Hobbs, L., Kiyosugi, K., Loughlin, S.C., Lowndes, J., Nayembil, M., Siebert, L., Sparks, R.S.J., Takarada, S., Venzke, E. 10/09/2012 In: Journal of Applied Volcanology. 1, 13 p.
Journal article

The role of cold volcanic debris in glacier ablation. AGU Fall Meeting EP51B-0846.
Hobbs, L., Gilbert, J., Lane, S. 12/2011
Abstract

The significance of volcanic ash fall for Earth’s glaciers
Hobbs, L., Gilbert, J., Lane, S. 2011 In: Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group conference.
Conference contribution

Analysis of the LaMEVE database on global quaternary large magnitude explosive volcanism
Sparks, R.S.J., Coles, S., Connor, C., Crosweller, H.S., Deligne, N.I., Hobbs, L., Kiyosugi, K., Loughlin, S., Ortiz, N., Siebert, L., Takarada, S. 2010 In: Cities on Volcanoes 6 abstracts.
Conference contribution

Analysis of a global database on quaternary explosive volcanism
Ortiz Guerrero, N., Sparks, R.S.J., Hobbs, L. 29/12/2009
Poster

Adsorption of HCl on volcanic ash
Hobbs, L., Keppler, H. 2009
Meeting abstract

Global database of large magnitude explosive eruptions for magnitude-frequency analysis
Hobbs, L.K., Sparks, R.S.J., Deligne, N.I., Coles, S.G., Dunning, H.A. 2008
Poster

Global synthesis and analysis of large magnitude explosive volcanic eruptions
Ortiz Guerrero, N., Sparks, S., Hobbs, L., Dunning, H., Deligne, N. 2008 In: IAVCEI General Assembly.
Conference contribution