School of Earth and Environment

Luke Marsden Luke Marsden

Postgraduate Researcher

Email address: eelhm@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 8.154

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics

Biography

I use modelling to investigate the influence of volcanic processes on shear stress exerted on the conduit-edifice boundary as magma ascends. By outputting depth-variable shear stress profiles from this flow modelling, and using them to drive deformation modelling, I am able to assess whether observed deformation can be achieved through shear stress during realistic ascent of magma.

1st class Integrated Master's in Geoscience (Geophysical Route) from Durham University (2009-2013). Worked in seismic processing for CGG 2013-2016. Has been in Leeds since October 2016, assessing the relationship between low-frequency seismicity and tilt measurements during key stages of eruptive activity at silicic volcanoes.

Qualifications

2009-2013: 1st class MSCI in Geoscience (Geophysical Route) - University of Durham

Masters research project:

Title: Quantifying the volume flux of multiphase magma: implications for brittle failure of magma

Supervisor: Dr. Ed Llewellin

Conference Participation:

Oral Presentations:

Marsden, L., Neuberg, J., Thomas, M., Causes and relievers of stress: Coupled flow and deformation modelling to explain observed deformation at silicic volcanoes, VMSG; 2018 Jan 3-5; Leeds, UK.

Poster Presentations:

Marsden, L., Neuberg, J., Thomas, M., Collinson, A., Using seismic and tilt measurements to forecast eruptions of silicic volcanoes - an introduction, VMSG-TSG-BGA Joint Assembly; 2017 Jan 4-6; Liverpool, UK.

Teaching Interests

2017/18:

Co-designed and ran a workshop titled 'Volcano Seismology' suitable for post-graduate level non-seismologists, following the VMSG conference in Leeds: 6th Jan 2018.

Demonstrator for SOEE2190: Time Series Analysis and Digital Signal Processing

Demonstrator for SOEE3171: Volcanic Processes

Demonstrator for SOEE2550: Applied Geophysics

2016/17:

Demonstrator for SOEE1150/SOEE2630: Fundamentals of Geophysics

Demonstrator for SOEE3171: Volcanic Processes

Support duties

Co-host/organiser of the IGT internal seminars

Project details

Project title

Using Seismic and Tilt Measurements to Forecast Eruptions of Silicic Volcanoes.

Supervisors

Professor Jurgen Neuberg and Dr Mark Thomas

Funding

Leeds-York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) 2016

Start date

1 October 2016