PhD Opportunity: Volatile emissions from volcanoes in Large Igneous Provinces
CASP, as a CASE partner, in conjunction with the universities of Cambridge (host institution), City of New York and Addis Ababa are looking for a suitable candidate to carry out fieldwork in Ethiopia to collect samples to establish accurate concentrations of volatiles in flood basalt lava flows. The project will provide improved constraints on the association of rapid outpourings of enormous volumes of lava in Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) and dramatic increases in the concentrations of atmospheric volatiles. Among these magmatic gases, carbon dioxide (CO2) is particularly vital to the life cycle of LIP magmatism and its climatic consequences, which have been associated with major mass extinction events.
Lead Supervisor: Prof Sally Gibson ([email protected])
Closing date for applications: 12:00 pm (noon) GMT, Thursday 6 January 2022
Further details can be found at the University of Cambridge NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships Website
2 November 2021