The Volcanic Emissions Group, lead by Dr. Matthew Watson is based in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. Our interests are in using ground- and satellite-based remote sensing techniques to detect and quanitfy volcanic emissions to address problems related to volcanology, climatic and environmental impacts and aviation hazard. We use a range of instruments senstive at ultraviolet or infrared wavelengths and currently consist of group leader, 2 post-doctoral research associates, 3 PhDs student and 3 MSc students.  We also have more than 40 alumni. Many of the MSc students are or were enrolled in the MSc in Volcanology at the University of Bristol.

Volcanic Emissions Group

Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala, in eruption. Photo was taken during a night climb as part of the MSc in Natural Hazards field trip 05/06 [L.Cespedes]

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Agua volcano, Guatemala, from the summit of Fuego. Photo was taken during a climb as part of the MSc in Natural Hazards field trip 08/09 [M.Watson]