No, we did not ‘predict’ an eruption

The last seven days have been a bit of a whirlwind for me. Not only did I start my new job as a lecturer at the University of Exeter (Cornwall campus), but I had a paper published in Scientific Reports. The paper generated quite a media buzz with all sorts of flashy headlines attached. Unfortunately,Continue reading “No, we did not ‘predict’ an eruption”

Two weeks in the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’

(Originally posted on the Bristol University BDC Blog) Workshops, conferences, field work – national and international travel is an essential part of many PhD programs. I’ve been lucky enough to see numerous new parts of the globe during my studies, and, less luckily, numerous different airport layovers (I’m currently writing this post from a corridorContinue reading “Two weeks in the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’”

Tragic Sinabung Eruption

Originally posted on the Between a Rock blog and the EGU blog network. Last Saturday (1st February 2014) an eruption at Sinabung volcano in Indonesia claimed the lives of 14 people. That death toll has since risen to 16, and could rise further as people battle in hospital with severe burns and other wounds. The volcano has been eruptingContinue reading “Tragic Sinabung Eruption”