Dr Hugh Tuffen

Reader in Volcanology

Research Overview

Hugh is a volcanologist supported by a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. He is fascinated by the power and beauty of volcanoes, and uses a combination of fieldwork, geochemical analysis, experimentation and modelling to investigate key eruption-controlling processes.

Selected Publications Show all 94 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.
Journal article

Extremes in Science
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Invited talk at Royal Holloway
Invited talk

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2014
Participation in conference

Keele University
Visiting an external academic institution

Invited seminar at University of Leeds
Invited talk

Magma Drilling Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Royal Society Summer Science 2014
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

The Royal Society (External organisation)
Membership of committee

IAVCEI 2013
Participation in conference

University College London
Visiting an external academic institution

Invited seminar, University of Cambridge Earth Sciences Department
Invited talk

Univ Cambridge, Dept Earth Sci
Visiting an external academic institution

NERC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

AGU Fall Meeting 2012
Participation in conference

Monash Univ, Monash University
Visiting an external academic institution

Univ Bristol, University of Bristol, Sch Earth Sci
Visiting an external academic institution

NERC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

3rd International Volcano Ice Interactions on Earth and Other Planets Conference
Participation in conference

EGU General Assembly 2012
Participation in conference

European Geophysical Union
Participation in conference

IAVCEI/IACS Joint Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions (External organisation)
Membership of committee

AGU Fall Meeting 2012
Participation in conference

Fracture, fluid flow and diffusion: unravelling the enigmatic processes that control volcanic eruptions
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Goldschmidt Conference
Participation in conference

IUGG 2011
Participation in conference

Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group
Participation in conference

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2010
Participation in conference

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2010
Participation in conference

AGU Fall Meeting 2009
Participation in conference

IAVCEI 2008 General Assembly
Participation in conference

IAVCEI 2008 General Assembly
Participation in conference

IAVCEI 2008 General Assembly
Participation in conference

Award of Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Fellowship awarded competitively

Outstanding Contribution Award 2013
Prize (including medals and awards)

Renewal of Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Earth Science
  • Understanding a changing planet