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Ms Ailsa Naismith

Ms Ailsa Naismith

Ms Ailsa Naismith

Area of research

Improving volcanic risk mitigation at Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala

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Research summary

My project focusses on the eruptive activity of Volcan de Fuego, an active stratovolcano in southern Guatemala. Fuego is very frequently active and exhibits a wide range of eruptive styles, from gentle degassing to effusive eruptions to violent, explosive paroxysms. Since 2015, Fuego has displayed a repeating cycle of activity (~30 days per cycle) in which summit explosions increase in intensity, and are eventually accompanied by lava effusion before a paroxysm occurs. Through analysis of data obtained from ground-based thermal infrared remote sensing, I am attempting to determine possible trigger mechanisms for Fuego's paroxysms. Theoretically, a better understanding of ...

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2016 - present: PhD candidate at University of Bristol

2011 - 2015: MSci Earth Sciences (International Programme) at University College London (UCL)

2013 - 2014: Go Global exchange student at University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver

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