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My research is focused on processes occurring in volcanic systems, using seismology to study volcanic activity occurring beneath the surface, and structure of the plumbing systems that feed volcanoes. I attempt to combine seismological studies with other geophysical observables to build a better understanding of activities going on beneath the surface at volcanoes. I have previously worked on the seismic structure and seismicity of the extensional volcanic rifts in Iceland, and the crustal response of earthquakes triggered by stresses during the 2014 Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun dyke intrusion. My current research project at the GFZ-Potsdam is part of the KISS project, studying the seismic structure and eruptive seismic signals of the Klyuchevskoy volcanic group in Kamchatka, Russia. GFZ-Potsdam webpage

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Crustal formation on a spreading ridge above a mantle plume: receiver function imaging of the Icelandic crust. Jenkins, J., Maclennan, Green, R.G., Cottaar, S., Deuss, A.F., White, R.S. Journal of Geophysical Research, in review (2018).

Dynamics of the Askja caldera July 2014 landslide, Iceland, from seismic signal analysis: precursor, motion and aftermath. Anne Schöpa, Wei-An Chao, Bradley Lipovsky, Niels Hovius, Robert S. White, Robert G. Green, and Jens M. Turowski. Earth Surf. Dynam., in review (2018).

Seismic Amplitude Ratio Analysis of the Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun dike propagation and eruption. Caudron. C., White. R. S., Green. R. G., Woods. J., Ágústsdóttir. Th., Donaldson. C., Greenfield. T., Rivalta. E., Brandsdóttir. B. Journal of Geophysical Research,, 123, 264–276 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB014660

Deep crustal melt plumbing of Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland. Hudson. T. S., White. R. S., Greenfield. T., Ágústsdóttir. Th., Brisbourne. A., Green. R. G. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 8785–8794 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074749 Download PDF

Relative seismic velocity variations correlate with deformation at Kilauea volcano. Donaldson. C., Caudron. C., Green. R. G., Thelen. W. A., White. R. S. Science Advances, 3, e1700219 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1700219 Download PDF

Ambient noise tomography reveals upper crustal structure of Icelandic rifts. Green. R. G., Priestley. K. P., White. R. S. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 466, 20–31 (2017). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.02.039 Download PDF

Strike-slip Faulting during the 2014 Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun Dike Intrusion, Central Iceland. Ágústsdóttir. Th., Woods. J., Greenfield. T., Green. R. G., White. R. S., Winder. T., Brandsdóttir. B., Steinthórsson. S., Soosalu. H. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL067423 Download PDF

Triggered earthquakes suppressed by an evolving stress shadow from a propagating dyke. Green. R. G., Greenfield. T., White. R. S. Nature Geoscience, 8, 629–633 (2015). http://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2491 Download pre-print

Segmented lateral dyke growth in a rifting event at Bárðarbunga volcanic system, Iceland. Sigmundsson, F., Hooper, A., Hreinsdóttir, S., Vogfjörd, K.S., Ófeigsson, B.G., Heimisson, E.R., Dumont, S., Parks, M., Spaans, K., Gudmundsson, G.B., Drouin, V., Árnadóttir, T., Jónsdóttir, K., Gudmundsson, M.T., Högnadóttir, T., Fridriksdóttir, H.M., Hensch, M., Einarsson, P., Magnússon, E., Samsonov, S., Brandsdóttir, B., White, R.S., Ágústsdóttir, T., Greenfield, T., Green, R.G., Hjartardóttir, Á.R., Pedersen, R., Bennett, R.A., Geirsson, H., La Femina, P.C., Björnsson, H., Pálsson, F., Sturkell, E., Bean, C.J., Möllhoff, M., Braiden, A.K., Eibl, E.P.S. Nature, 517, 191–195 (2015). http://doi.org/10.1038/nature14111 View shared epdf

Motion in the north Iceland volcanic rift zone accommodated by bookshelf faulting. Green. R. G., White. R. S. & Greenfield. T. Nature Geoscience, 7, 29–33 (2014). http://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2012 Download pre-print

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The structure and seismicity of Icelandic rifts. Green. R. G., University of Cambridge, (2016). Please cite the papers.


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