Dr Will Hutchison

Dr Will Hutchison
Research Fellow


 

I am a geochemist working on the volatiles in the roof regions of magma chambers in Southern Greenland. I am an Aberdonian although my family moved to Trinidad for a few years when I was a boy. I have a first degree and a DPhil from Oxford and I have been a postdoc in Oxford since. I have studied volcanic and geothermal systems around the world and am passionate about integrating geophysical, geochemical and geological data sets to understand the fundamental processes that drive these systems, and how we can safely and sustainably develop the resources they offer. My DPhil focused on active peralkaline volcanoes in the East African Rift, and in particular the processes that take place at the interface between the magmatic and hydrothermal reservoirs. I'm now investigating the "fossilized" equivalents of these peralkaline systems in Greenland's Gardar Province as part of the HiTech AlkCarb consortium. The goal is to improve our understanding of volatile behaviour in the roof zones of peralkaline magma chambers, and hopefully draw parallels with the active volcanic systems I've studied previously.

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Recent publications


2  (of 2 published available) for wh39 with keyword Calderas clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018 (1/5)
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
vol.356 pp.90-113
(Article)
Contrasting styles of post-caldera volcanism along the Main Ethiopian Rift
Karen Fontijn, Keri McNamara, Amdemichael Zafu Tadesse, David M. Pyle, Firawalin Dessalegn, William Hutchison, Tamsin A. Mather, Gezahegn Yirgu 
Keywords: Main Ethiopian Rift, Volcanic hazards, Calderas, Peralkaline rhyolite, Explosive eruptions
2016 (8)
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
vol.17 pp.3008-3030
(Article)
Causes of unrest at silicic calderas in the East African Rift: new constraints from InSAR and soil-gas chemistry at Aluto volcano, Ethiopia
William Hutchison, Juliet Biggs, Tamsin A. Mather, David M. Pyle, Elias Lewi, Gezahegn Yirgu, Stefano Caliro, Giovanni Chiodini, Laura E. Clor, Tobias P. Fischer 
Keywords: Geothermal resources, InSAR, Degassing , Continental rifting , Magmatic processes

Contact Details:

Dr Will Hutchison
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 464018
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room: 426
email: wh39@st-andrews.ac.uk

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