I am a volcanologist studying the physical processes driving volcanic eruptions. The primary goal of my research is to combine observational and numerical modeling techniques to develop a more complete understanding of active volcanism. I am interested in how prolonged eruptions progress over time and change their style of activity. This broad topic includes projects investigating lava dome growth and collapse, lava flow emplacement, and transitions between effusive and explosive activitity. By understanding how and why a volcano erupts, I aim to help improve forecasting and management of the numerous hazards associated with eruptions.
United States Geological Survey
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
1266 Kamehameha Dr., Suite A8
Hilo, HI 96720