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Prof Peter Kokelaar MSc PhD FGS

George Herdman Professor of Geology School of Environmental Sciences

Research

Research Interest 1

Self-organization and runout behaviour of granular avalanches; sedimentation from pyroclastic density currents.
Tectonic controls of volcanism, particularly at caldera volcanoes.
Marine and lacustrine sedimentary records of volcanism.
Mechanisms of hydrovolcanic explosions.
Post-collisional magmatism, plutons and volcanoes of Scotland and Ireland.

Research Grants

Whizz-bang: causes and consequences of friction melting and catastrophic dilation along caldera superfaults at Glen Coe, Scotland.

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

November 2004

Particle segregation and levee formation in geophysical mass flows and their feedback on run-out distance

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

October 2013 - September 2016

Segregation and levee formation in geophysical mass flows and their feedback on runout distance.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

September 2007 - August 2010

Research Collaborations

Dr Claudia Romagnoli

External: University of Bologna

Behaviour and marine sedimentary records of island volcano sector collapse

Drs R Iverson & J Vallance

External: United States Geological Survey

Large-scale granular avalanche experiments at USGS flume and field studies on Mount St Helens

Prof. Nico gray

External: Manchester University

NERC research grant, including PDRA, modelling feedback of particle segregation on levee formation in granular avalanches