Mrs Shelly TysonPhD student
My research is focussed on planetary volcanic processes; I am currently investigating magmatic heat transfer in the cryosphere of Mars. Many landforms have been identified on the surface of Mars which appear to have been formed by varied magma-cryosphere interaction mechanisms, these processes have played a large part in the geological evolution of Mars. I am conducting laboratory analogue experiments to investigate the thermal and physical changes which occur during these interactions. The results will be used to model full scale interactions identified on Mars by providing constraints on the range of behaviours which occur due to different environmental conditions.
Magma-cryosphere interactions on Mars: VMSG 2012, Durham UK
Airey, M., Tyson, S., Lane, S., Gilbert, J., Wilson, L. 01/2012
Fissure eruptions in Tharsis, Mars : implications for eruption conditions and magma sources.
Wilson, L., Mouginis-Mark, P.J., Tyson, S., Mackown, J., Garbeil, H. 10/08/2009 In: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 185, 1-2, p. 28-46. 19 p.
A new mechanism for caldera formation resulting from interactions between magmatic heat and cryospheric ice.
Tyson, S., Wilson, L., Gilbert, J., Lane, S. 2009
Hecates Tholus: defrosting a volcano: 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Tyson, S., Wilson, L., Lane, S., Gilbert, J. 2009
First Class Honors degree in Earth and Environmental Science
Holiday snaps from a volcanologist
How the Lake District came to be - year 3 rocks and soils module talk
Lancaster volcano-ice gathering
Participation in conference
Prize (including medals and awards)