Tobi or not Tobi?

If that was the question, here might be the answer...
That's me: Tobias Dürig, working as a postdoctoral researcher on the project MAXI-Plume at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland.

In buzzwords,  my research interests include:

  • experimental volcanology
  • explosive volcanism (subaerial, subglacial and submarine)
  • magma-water interaction, in particular fuel-coolant interaction (FCI)
  • fragmentation processes and mechanisms that generate volcanic ash
  • morphometry  - comparative image particle analysis in 2D and 3D
  • multivariate statistical analysis techniques
  • SEM analyses of tephra
  • ash plume modelling
  • eruption source parameters
  • real-time monitoring of volcanic plumes
  • geophysical data analysis
  • energy release during eruptions

And illustrated in a picture, this is what I work on:

(Numbers refer to my publications.)

My favorite volcano is Hekla (though I feel a bit guilty on betraying my first igneous love - Stromboli...).

Please feel welcome to browse and learn about my work on the physical processes that control the generation of tephra in explosive eruptions and how these influence the emission of ash into the atmosphere in the form of volcanic ash plumes.