Dr Thomas Jones


Research Overview

I am a volcanologist who uses a combination of field studies and laboratory experiments to investigate the physical processes that operate during the transport and eruption of magma. Current research projects and interests include magma fragmentation and the generation of volcanic ash, flow properties of pyroclastic density currents, and the transport of mantle cargo during kimberlite eruptions. Although largely focussed on volcanic problems, I enjoy crossing traditional discipline boundaries and have collaborated with engineers, material scientists and ecologists.