ARC Research Fellow
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Dr Rebecca Carey completed her Honours degree at the University of Tasmania in 2002 on the 1886 eruption of Tarawera volcano, New Zealand. Rebecca then travelled to the University of Hawaii in 2004 to complete her PhD with professors Bruce Houghton and Thor Thordarson researching the 1875 eruption of Askja volcano in Iceland. Rebecca then pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley in California with Professor Michael Manga.
Rebecca joined the University of Tasmania as a research fellow at CODES/SES in November 2011, and is working with Jocelyn McPhie and Sharon Allen on conduit, eruption and plume dynamics of submarine eruptions.
Rebecca's research interests revolve around the physical aspects of volcanology: processes of magma ascent and degassing, fieldwork deposit mapping, synchrotron microanalytical techniques - both FTIR and Micro X-ray tomography. Rebecca is a co-principal investigator on US-funded projects to study magma ascent, degassing and eruption of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, in collaboration with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Additionally, she is the principal investigator for a US National Science Foundation proposal to study unsteady high intensity eruptions, using the 1314 AD eruption of Tarawera volcano as the 'type' example. She is also a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation proposal to study eruption and plume transport of recent eruptions of Hekla volcano, Iceland. Her current ARC Fellowship is on magma ascent, and degassing of silicic magmas in submarine settings in collaboration with Japanese and US collaborators.
2012 PhD Supervision
Authorised by the Head of School, Earth Sciences
7 November, 2012