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Researcher: Carey, RJ (Dr Rebecca Carey)

Fields of Research

Volcanology
Marine Geoscience
Ore Deposit Petrology
Geodynamics
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Physical Oceanography
Economic Geography
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Palaeoclimatology
Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
Sedimentology
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Tectonics
Geophysics
Basin Analysis
Geochemistry
Exploration Geochemistry
Inorganic Geochemistry
Geochronology
Isotope Geochemistry
Biological Oceanography

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Copper Ore Exploration
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Natural Hazards
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Zinc Ore Exploration
Mineral Exploration
Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Inheritance': An influence on the particle size of pyroclastic deposits; Geology (Boulder)
A model for syn-eruptive groundwater flow during the phreatoplinian phase of the 28-29 March 1875 Askja volcano eruption, Iceland; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Abrupt shifts between wet and dry phases of the 1875 eruption of Askja Volcano: Microscopic evidence for macroscopic dynamics; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research: An International Journal on The Geophysical, Geochemical, Petrological and Economic Aspects of Geothermal and Volcanological Research
Characteristics and deposit stratigraphy of submarine-erupted silicic ash, Havre Volcano, Kermadec Arc, New Zealand; Frontiers in Earth Science
Complex proximal sedimentation from Plinian plumes: the example of Tarawera 1886; Bulletin of Volcanology
Contrasting grain size and componentry in complex proximal deposits of the 1886 Tarawera basaltic Plinian eruption; Bulletin of Volcanology
Contrasting styles of welding observed in the proximal Askja 1875 eruption deposits I: Regional welding; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research: An International Journal on The Geophysical, Geochemical, Petrological and Economic Aspects of Geothermal and Volcanological Research
Contrasting styles of welding observed in the proximal Askja 1875 eruption deposits II: Local welding; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research: An International Journal on The Geophysical, Geochemical, Petrological and Economic Aspects of Geothermal and Volcanological Research
Convection in a volcanic conduit recorded by bubbles; Geology
Decrease in seismic velocity observed prior to the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano with ambient seismic noise interferometry; Geophysical Research Letters
Deposition and generation of multiple widespread fall units from the c. AD 1314 Kaharoa rhyolitic eruption, Tarawera, New Zealand; Bulletin of Volcanology
Discovery of the largest historic silicic submarine eruption; Eos
Dispersal of key subplinian-Plinian tephras from Hekla volcano, Iceland: Implications for eruption source parameters; Bulletin of Volcanology
Diverse patterns of ascent, degassing, and eruption of rhyolite magma during the 1.8 ka Taupo eruption, New Zealand: Evidence from clast vesicularity; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research: An International Journal on The Geophysical, Geochemical, Petrological and Economic Aspects of Geothermal and Volcanological Research
Dynamics of a powerful deep submarine eruption recorded in H2O contents and speciation in rhyolitic glass: the 2012 Havre eruption; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Dynamics of an open basaltic magma system: the 2008 activity of the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent, Kīlauea Caldera; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Effects of thermal quenching on mechanical properties of pyroclasts; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Eruption and fountaining dynamics of selected 1985-1986 high fountaining episodes at Kīlauea volcano, Hawai'i, from quantitative vesicle microtexture analysis; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Eruption mechanisms during the climax of the Tarawera 1886 basaltic Plinian eruption inferred from microtextural characteristics of the deposits; Special Publications of IAVCEI (International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior)
Externally triggered renewed bubble nucleation in basaltic magma: The 12 October 2008 eruption at Halema'uma'u Overlook vent, Kilauea, Hawai'i, USA; Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth
Hawaiian Volcanoes: From Source to Surface; American Geophysical Union and John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
High magma decompression rates at the peak of a violent caldera-forming eruption (Lower Pumice 1 eruption, Santorini, Greece); Bulletin of Volcanology
New frontiers and technologies in submarine volcanism research
On the fate of pumice rafts formed during the 2012 Havre submarine eruption; Nature Communications
Onset of a Basaltic Explosive Eruption from Kīlauea's Summit in 2008; Hawaiian Volcanoes: From Source to Surface
Our last great unexplored frontier- the seabed
Permeability during magma expansion and compaction; Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Physical constraints for effective magma-water interaction along volcanic conduits during silicic explosive eruptions; Geology
Pigeonholing pyroclasts: Insights from the 19 March 2008 explosive eruption of Kılauea volcano; Geology (Boulder)
Pushing the Volcanic Explosivity Index to its limit and beyond: Constraints from exceptionally weak explosive eruptions at Kilauea in 2008; Geology
Pyroclastic Fall Deposits; Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
Reconceptualising 'community' to identify place-based disaster management needs in Tasmania; The Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Reticulite-Producing Fountains from Ring Fractures in Kīlauea Caldera ca. 1500 CE; Hawaiian Volcanoes: From Source to Surface
Rocks from the Cascade Seamount: an archive of the unzipping of Gondwana and the initiation of the ACC?; AGU Chapman Conference on Submarine Volcanism: New Approaches and Research Frontiers
Stronger or longer: discriminating between Hawaiian and Strombolian eruption styles; Geology
Submarine geology and geomorphology of active Sub-Antarctic volcanoes: Heard and McDonald Islands; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Submarine giant pumice: a window into the shallow conduit dynamics of a recent silicic eruption; Bulletin of Volcanology
Submarine glacial landforms and interactions with volcanism around Sub-Antarctic Heard and McDonald Islands; AGU Fall Meeting
Tephra dispersal and eruption dynamics of wet and dry phases of the 1875 eruption of Askja Volcano, Iceland; Bulletin of Volcanology
The 'pulse' of a volcano can be used to help predict its next eruption
The 1800a Taupo eruption: “Ill wind” blows the ultraplinian type event down to Plinian; Geology
The eruption of submarine rhyolite lavas and domes in the deep ocean - Havre 2012, Kermadec Arc; Frontiers in Earth Science
The influence of conduit processes on changes in style of basaltic Plinian eruptions: Tarawera 1886 and Etna 122 BC; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research: An International Journal on The Geophysical, Geochemical, Petrological and Economic Aspects of Geothermal and Volcanological Research
The initiation and development of a caldera-forming Plinian eruption (172 ka Lower Pumice 2 eruption, Santorini, Greece); Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
The interplay among clast size, vesicularity, postfragmentation expansion, and clast breakage: An example from the 1.8 ka Taupo eruption; Field Volcanology: A Tribute to the Distinguished Career of Don Swanson
The largest deep-ocean silicic volcanic eruption of the past century; Science Advances
The pumice raft-forming 2012 Havre submarine eruption was effusive; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Total grain-size distribution of four subplinian-Plinian tephras from Hekla volcano, Iceland: implications for sedimentation dynamics and eruption source parameters; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Transition of eruptive style: pumice raft to dome-forming eruption at the Havre submarine volcano, southwest Pacific Ocean; Geology
Trouble in paradise: eruptions from Kīlauea Volcano place the Hawaiian island on Red Alert
Unusual fluidal behavior of a silicic magma during fragmentation in a deep subaqueous eruption, Havre volcano, southwestern Pacific Ocean; Geology

Research Projects

2012: Hawaiian Volcanoes: From Source to Surface, USA; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Chasing the Kerguelen Mantle Plume tail: investigating the Miocene to Holocene record of volcanism present in ODP Leg 183, Site 1138a cores; Australian and New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium (ANZIC)
East Tasman Plateau - Key to unravelling the onset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
East Tasman Plateau - key to unravelling the onset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current ; Australian and New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium (ANZIC)
Eruption styles and periodicity of the silicic Sumisu caldera, Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc; Australian and New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium (ANZIC)
Life after death: understanding the recovery dynamics of seabed disturbances; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Sedimentation at its extreme: how powerful are submarine caldera-forming eruptions (Kermadec arc)?; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Submarine volcanoes in the Izu-Bonin Arc: degassing of magma and implications for eruption processes; Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Submarine volcanoes: Degassing of silicic magma with implications for ascent and eruption processes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Balleny mantle plume: key role in Tasmania-Antarctic breakup?; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
The geological evolution of Heard Island, Australian Antarctic Territory; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The role of hydrostatic pressure in modulating submarine silicic eruptions; Australian Research Council (ARC)
4D geological modelling of the Cowal district, NSW
Collaborative Research: Elucidating conduit, eruption and plume transport dynamics of large silicic submarine eruptions.
Collaborative Research: Hawaiian and Subplinian basaltic volcanism: constraints on eruption dynamics from Kilauea
Collaborative Research: Strombolian and Hawaiian explosions: New insights from synchronizing videos and exsolved volatiles
Relationships between eruption rate, tephra dispersal and total grain size at Hekla and Askja volcanoes, Iceland: Enhancing the source term for tephra modelling.
Silicic Explosive Volcanism: Understanding the conditions of steady and unsteady eruptive behaviour in silicic magmas – the Kaharoa 1314 eruption
Understanding of basaltic eruption dynamics and mechanisms: Effusive and explosive eruptions in Hawaii

Research Candidate Supervision

Processes and Products of Sub-Glacial Volcanism
The 2007 Explosive Activity at Piton de la Fournaise Volcano (Reunion)- Constraints on the Eruptive Processes by the Volcanological Study of the Erupted Deposits
Understanding of Basaltic Eruption Dynamics and Mechanisms- Effusive and Explosive Eruptions in Hawaii