Planetary volcanism, Volcanic fluid dynamics, Icy satellite geology
In my research I strive to understand the mechanisms of formation of geologic (especially volcanic) features on the Earth and other planetary bodies. I am particularly interested in the physics of eruptive processes, and the influence that planetary environment has on the style of eruption and resulting landform. I typically integrate spacecraft image analysis, numerical modeling of volcanic processes, and field studies of terrestrial analog features in order to understand the evolution of planetary surfaces.
Modeling Volcanic Processes—The Physics and Mathematics of Volcanism, 2013, Cambridge University Press, Editors: S.A. Fagents, T.K.P. Gregg, R.M.C. Lopes, 431 p., ISBN: 9780521895439.