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Laboratory modelling of magma emplacement in the Earth crust 2: testing the effects of sedimentary layering

Voluminous volcanic plumbing systems have formed in many volcanic basins worldwide, such as the Karoo Basin (South Africa), Neuquén Basin (Argentina), offshore Norway, etc.

Sedimentary basins typically exhibit prominent mechanical layering, typically strata. However, most models of magma emplacement consider homogeneous host rock.

The aim of this project is to conduct quantitative laboratory models of magma emplacement, which include layering in the host rock of variable mechanical properties. The use of state-of-the-art structure-from-motion monitoring systems will allow a robust quantification of the results and a deep physical understanding of the modelled processes.

This project builds on existing laboratory facilities at UiO and on NFR-funded projects, and the Master student will have the possibility to evolve in a large group of PhD students and postdocs.

The learning outcomes of the students are numerous: sub-volcanic systems, laboratory modelling, data analysis, physics, communication and team work.

Tags: GEO-PGP, Geohazards
Published Nov. 9, 2016 12:39 PM - Last modified May 14, 2018 3:50 PM

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