School of Earth and Environment

Jurgen Neuberg Prof Jurgen Neuberg

Professor of Physical Volcanology

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 36769
Email address: j.neuberg@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 8.105

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics

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European Seismological Commission (ESC) - Working Group 'Seismic Phenomena Associated With Volcanic Activity'

IASPEI/IAVCEI joint commission on Volcano Seismology

Biography

Degree in Physics from Karlsruhe University, Germany, PhD in Physics on "Earth Core Resonance", worked on inversion of gravity data, on earth tides, and long wavelength features of the core-mantle boundary (CMB). Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA; seismological investigation of the lowermost mantle and the CMB. Lectureship at Gadjah Mada University, Yogya, Indonesia; Has been in Leeds since September 1991. Sabbaticals in New Zealand and La Reunion Island.

Prof Neuberg is chairman of the IAVCEI/IASPEI joint commission on Volcano Seismology and an equivalent group of the European Seismological Commission. Since 1997 he has been involved in the monitoring efforts of Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat, since 2000 as a member of the Risk Assessment Panel (RAP), and since 2003 as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Research

Current research interests focus on monitoring, modelling and interpretation of volcanic seismic signals. Funded by several NERC and European grants he has worked on volcanoes in Italy, Indonesia, New Zealand and Montserrat. He uses multi-parameter magma flow models, constrained by observations and combined with synthetic seismic signals in a wide frequency range, to develop source models for volcanic seismic signals and tremor which have been widely used by the volcanological community.

Publications

  • Mangan TP; Atkinson JD; Neuberg JW; O'Sullivan D; Wilson TW; Whale TF; Neve L; Umo NS; Malkin TL; Murray BJ (2017) Heterogeneous Ice nucleation by soufriere hills volcanic ash immersed in water droplets, PLoS ONE, 12, . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169720
  • Salvage RO; Neuberg JW (2016) Using a cross correlation technique to refine the accuracy of the Failure Forecast Method: Application to Soufrière Hills volcano, Montserrat, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 324, pp.118-133. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.05.011
  • Thomas ME; Neuberg JW (2014) Understanding which parameters control shallow ascent of silicic effusive magma, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15, pp.4481-4506. doi: 10.1002/2014GC005529
  • Hamlyn JE; Keir D; Wright TJ; Neuberg JW; Goitom B; Hammond JOS; Pagli C; Oppenheimer C; Kendall JM; Grandin R (2014) Seismicity and subsidence following the 2011 Nabro eruption, Eritrea: Insights into the plumbing system of an off-rift volcano, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119, pp.8267-8282. doi: 10.1002/2014JB011395
  • Pascal K; Neuberg J; Rivalta E (2013) On precisely modelling surface deformation due to interacting magma chambers and dykes, Geophysical Journal International, 196, pp.253-278. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt343
  • Collinson ASD; Neuberg JW (2012) Gas storage, transport and pressure changes in an evolving permeable volcanic edifice, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 243-244, pp.1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.06.027
  • Vargas-Bracamontes DM; Neuberg JW (2012) Interaction between regional and magma-induced stresses and their impact on volcano-tectonic seismicity, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 243-244, pp.91-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.06.025
  • Jolly AD; Chardot L; Neuberg J; Fournier N; Scott BJ; Sherburn S (2012) High impact mass drops from helicopter: A new active seismic source method applied in an active volcanic setting, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, . doi: 10.1029/2012GL051880
  • Thomas ME; Neuberg J (2012) What makes a volcano tick-A first explanation of deep multiple seismic sources in ascending magma, GEOLOGY, 40, pp.351-354. doi: 10.1130/G32868.1
  • Sparks RSJ; Biggs J; Neuberg JW (2012) Monitoring volcanoes, Science, 335, pp.1310-1311. doi: 10.1126/science.1219485
  • Jolly AD; Neuberg J; Jousset P; Sherburn S (2012) A new source process for evolving repetitious earthquakes at Ngauruhoe volcano, New Zealand, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 215-216, pp.26-39. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2011.11.010
  • Hammer C; Neuberg JW (2009) On the dynamical behaviour of low-frequency earthquake swarms prior to a dome collapse of Soufrière Hill volcano, Montserrat, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, . doi: 10.1029/2008GL036837
  • Mattioli GS; Voight B; Linde AT; Sacks IS; Watts P; Widiwijayanti C; Young SR; Hidayat D; Elsworth D; Malin PE; Shalev E; Van Boskirk E; Johnston W; Sparks RSJ; Neuberg J; Bass V; Dunkley P; Herd R; Syers T; Williams P; Williams D (2007) Unique and remarkable dilatometer measurements of pyroclastic flow-generated tsunamis, GEOLOGY, 35, pp.25-28. doi: 10.1130/G22931A.1
  • Roman DC; Neuberg J; Luckett RR (2006) Assessing the likelihood of volcanic eruption through analysis of volcanotectonic earthquake fault-plane solutions, EARTH PLANET SC LETT, 248, pp.244-252. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.05.029
  • Roman DC; Neuberg J; Luckett RR (2006) Assessing the likelihood of volcanic eruption through analysis of volcanotectonic earthquake fault-plane solutions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 248, pp.229-237. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.05.029
  • Neuberg J (2006) Multi-parameter monitoring and modelling of volcanic processes, In: Mader; M H; Coles; G S; Connor; B C (Ed) Statistics in Volcanology, Special Publications of IAVCEI, 1, Geological Society, London, pp.pp.215--230.
  • Collier L; Neuberg J; Lensky NG; Lyakhovsky V (2006) Attenuation in gas-charged magma., Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 153, pp.21-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.08.009
  • Collier L; Neuberg JW; Lensky N; Lyakhovsky V; Navon O (2006) Attenuation in gas-charged magma, J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 153, pp.21-36. doi: 10.1016/j.volgeores.2005.08.009
  • Green DN; Neuberg J; Cayol V (2006) Shear stress along the conduit wall as a plausible source of tilt at Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 33, . doi: 10.1029/2006GL025890
  • Neuberg J; Navon O; Carniel R (2006) Special issue - MULTIMO: Multi-parameter monitoring, modelling and forecasting of volcanic hazard - Results from a European project - Foreword, J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 153, pp.VII-VII. doi: 10.1016/j.volgeores.2005.11.008
  • Green DN; Neuberg J (2006) Waveform classification of volcanic low-frequency earthquake swarms and its implication at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 153, pp.51-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.08.003
  • Collier L; Neuberg J (2006) Incorporating seismic observations into 2D conduit flow modeling, J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 152, pp.331-346. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.11.009
  • Sturton S; Neuberg J (2006) The effects of conduit length and acoustic velocity on conduit resonance: Implications for low-frequency events, J VOLCANOL GEOTH RES, 151, pp.319-339. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.09.009
  • Voight B; Linde AT; Sacks IS; Mattioli GS; Sparks RSJ; Elsworth D; Hidayat D; Malin PE; Shalev E; Widiwijayanti C; Young SR; Bass V; Clarke A; Dunkley P; Johnston W; McWhorter N; Neuberg J; Williams P (2006) Unprecedented pressure increase in deep magma reservoir triggered by lava-dome collapse, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 33, . doi: 10.1029/2005GL024870
  • Neuberg J; Tuffen H; Collier L; Green D; Powell TW; Dingwell D (2006) The trigger mechanism of low-frequency earthquakes on Montserrat, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 153, pp.37-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.08.008
  • Green DN; Neuberg J (2005) Seismic and infrasonic signals associated with an unusual collapse event at the Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 32, . doi: 10.1029/2004GL022265
  • Jousset P; Neuberg J; Jolly A (2004) Modelling low-frequency volcanic earthquakes in a viscoelastic medium with topography, GEOPHYS J INT, 159, pp.776-802. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02411.x
  • Mattiou GS; Young SR; Voight B; Steven R; Sparks J; Shalev E; Sacks S; Malin P; Linde A; Johnston W; Hidayat D; Elsworth D; Dunkley P; Herd R; Neuberg J; Norton G; Widiwijayanti C (2004) Prototype pbo instrumentation of calipso project captures world-record lava dome collapse on montserrat volcano, Eos, 85, .
  • Powell TW; Neuberg J (2003) Time dependent features in tremor spectra, JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH, 128, pp.177-185. doi: 10.1016/S0377-0273(03)00253-1
  • Sturton S; Neuberg J (2003) The effects of a decompression on seismic parameter profiles in a gas-charged magma, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 128, pp.187-199. doi: 10.1016/S0377-0273(03)00254-3
  • Jousset PGM; Neuberg J; Sturton S (2003) Modelling the time-dependent frequency content of low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 128, pp.201-223. doi: 10.1016/S0377-0273(03)00255-5
  • Neuberg J; O'Gorman C (2002) A model of the seismic wavefield in gas-charged magma: application to Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, Geological Society Memoir, 21, pp.603-609. doi: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2002.021.01.29
  • Luckett R; Baptie B; Neuberg J (2002) The relationship between degassing and rockfall signals at Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, Geological Society Memoir, 21, pp.595-602. doi: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2002.021.01.28
  • Baptie B; Luckett R; Neuberg J (2002) Observations of low-frequency earthquakes and volcanic tremor at Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, Geological Society Memoir, 21, pp.611-620. doi: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2002.021.01.30
  • Neuberg J (2002) Reply to comment by M. Hagerty and S. Sherburn on 'External modulation of volcanic activity', GEOPHYS J INT, 148, pp.695-696.
  • Baptie B; Luckett R; Neuberg J (2002) Spatial and temporal variability of low-frequency earthquakes and volcanic tremor on Montserrat, In: Druitt TH; Kokelaar BP (Ed) The eruption of Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, from 1995-1999, Geological Society of London, Memoir, 21, London: Geological Society.
  • Neuberg J; O'Gorman C (2002) The seismic wavefield in gas-charged magma, In: Druitt TH; Kokelaar BP (Ed) The Eruption of Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, from 1995 to 1999, Geological Society of London, Memoir, 21, London: Geological Society, pp.603-609.
  • Luckett R; Baptie B; Neuberg J (2002) Seismic signals associated with rockfall on Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat, In: Druitt TH; Kokelaar BP (Ed) The Eruption of Soufrière Hills Volcano, Monserrat, from 1995-1999, Geological Society of London, Memoir, 21, London: Geological Society.
  • Quinn RK; Clark RA; Neuberg JW (2001) The AVA (amplitude-versus-angle) signature of small-scale reflector topography, GEOPHYS PROSPECT, 49, pp.59-70.
  • Neuberg J (2000) Modelling the seismic wavefield of low-frequency events, SSA-1-09, XXVII General Assembly ESC, Lisbon, Portugal, .
  • Neuberg J (2000) External modulation of volcanic activity, Geophysical Journal International, 142, pp.232-240.
  • Neuberg J; Luckett R; Baptie B; Olsen K (2000) Models of tremor and low-frequency earthquake swarms on Montserrat, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 101, pp.83-104.
  • Neuberg J; Pointer T (2000) Effects of volcano-topography on seismic broadband waveforms, Geophysical Journal International, 143, pp.239-248.
  • Neuberg J (2000) Characteristics and causes of shallow seismicity in andesite volcanoes, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 358, pp.1533-1546.
  • Neuberg J; Baptie B; Luckett R; Stewart R (1998) Results from the broadband seismic network on Montserrat, Geophysical Research Letters, 25, pp.3661-3664.
  • Neuberg J; Lisapaly L (1997) Kirchhoff synthetics for seismic reflections and diving waves in two dimensions and application to the D" layer, Geophysical Journal International, 129, pp.587-596.
  • Murphy FE; Neuberg J; Jacob AWB (1997) Alternatives to core-mantle boundary topography, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 103, pp.349-364.
  • Neuberg J; Luckett R (1996) Seismo-volcanic sources on Stromboli volcano, Annali di Geofisica, 39, pp.377-391.
  • Braun T; Neuberg J; Ripepe M (1996) On the origin of the long-period tremor recorded at Stromboli volcano (Italy), Annali di Geofisica, 39, .