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I am Senior Researcher at PGP (Physics of Geological Processes) at the University of Oslo. I am the scientific coordinator of the Fluid Earth Group at PGP, which involves activities on volcanic processes, CO2 sequestration, and petroleum systems.

PGP was a Norwegian Center of Excellence aiming to bring geologists and physicists to work together in order to get a better understanding of the geological processes. Although the CoE status of PGP ended, PGP activities continue in a group in-between the Departments of Physics and Geosciences.


News!!

October 2017 - Paper accepted in Journal of Geophysical Research!

Our paper entitled Dynamics of sill and laccolith emplacement in the brittle crust: role of host rock strength and deformation mode, by Schmiedel et al., has been accepted for publication in JGR. This paper describes the first modelling study that simulate both thin sills and massive laccoliths. Our models show the first-order role of the brittle properties (cohesion) of the host rock on magma emplacement.


20th September 2017 - First GeoWednesday event

The 20th September was the first GeoWednesday event, organized by Edina Pozer (University Science Library). I gave a presentation on "Exploring volcanoes' roots - A journey to Patagonia and... Blindern's basement". The room was full, and I think it was a real success! The presentation was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the poster below.


GeoWednesday


September 2017 - Paper accepted in Journal of Geophysical Research!

Our paper entitled "Dynamics of Surface Deformation Induced by Dikes and Cone Sheets in a Cohesive Coulomb Brittle Crust", by Guldstrand et al., has been accepted for publication in JGR. It describes how the Coulomb properties of the the Earth's brittle crust considerably affects surface deformation patterns induced by the emplacement of dykes and cone sheets.


September 2017 - Paper accepted in Geology!

Our paper entitled Inelastic damage as a mechanical precursor for the emplacement of saucer-shaped intrusions, by Haug et al., has been accepted for publication in Geology. It describes how shear damage can be first-order mechanical precursors for the emplacement of saucer-shaped sills.


5 September 2017 - 700 citations in Scopus

My citations in Scopus reached more than 700 today! It is a nice personal landmark. Given the number of coming publications, this number is expected to take off during the coming years.


June 2017 - Paper accepted in Remote Sensing!

Our paper entitled "MMASTER: improved ASTER DEMs for elevation change monitoring", by Girod et al., has been accepted for publication in Remote Sensing. It describes the use of the open-source photogrammetric package MicMac to compute topographic data from ASTER satellite images.


May 2017 - In the classroom

I gave a presentation at the French School in Oslo on Volcanoes to pupils of 4th and 5th class. I thank the teacher Anne Bouillin who invited me, and according to her and many parents, the kids were totally hooked!

MatNat Faculty, UiO


March 2017 - Second paper accepted in Interpretation!

Our paper entitled "3D structure and formation of hydrothermal vent complexes at the Paleocene-Eocene transition, the Møre basin, mid-Norwegian margin", by Kjoberg et al., has been accepted for publication in the special volume of the journal Intepretation, on Subsurface expression of igneous systems and their impacts on petroleum systems (Eds: Christopher Jackson, Craig Magee, Nick Schofield, Simon Holford, Qiliang Sun, Stuart Archer).


January 2017 - Paper accepted in Interpretation

Our paper entitled "Mechanisms of overburden deformation associated with the emplacement of the Tulipan sill, mid-Norwegian margin", by Schmiedel et al., has been accepted for publication in the special volume of the journal Intepretation, on Subsurface expression of igneous systems and their impacts on petroleum systems (Eds: Christopher Jackson, Craig Magee, Nick Schofield, Simon Holford, Qiliang Sun, Stuart Archer).


December 2016 - Paper accepted in Journal of Geophysical Research

Our paper entitled "Inelastic deformation during sill and laccolith emplacement: insights from an analytic elastoplastic model", by Scheibert, Galland and Hafver, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research.


November 2016 - Paper in Journal of Geological Society

Our paper entitled "Igneous sill and finger emplacement mechanism in shale-dominated formations: a field study at Cuesta del Chihuido, Neuquén Basin, Argentina" has been accepted in the Journal of the Geological Society of London.


27 Feb. 2015 - Interview at the MatNat Faculty!

I have been interviewed by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Oslo to talk about my research activities, the Andean Geotrail, and my story that led me to become volcanologist. Find the full interview here. The article made it to the front page of the Department of Geosciences.

MatNat Faculty, UiO


The Andean Geotrail

To have news of the Andean Geotrail project, click here: Andean Geotrail.

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For further information, I invite you to visit my webpage.


 

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GeoWednesday, 20 Sept. 2017

GeoWednesday 20 September 2017


Argentina field trip, Neuquén 2014

New discoveries conference 2014

New discoveries conference 2014



The Andean Geotrail exhibition next to Statoil

New discoveries conference 2014

New discoveries conference 2014



The Andean Geotrail photograph exhibition

Perito Moreno Glacier

Chaitén Volcano