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Under the Macroscope

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Rethinking tsunami preparedness

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SIGMA group

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Ice Streams and the Physics of Meltdowns

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Photo taken by the Ice Bridges Project, NASA

Slug or Plug: Why does Stromboli volcano erupt?

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Crystals stirred not shaken

The research of the SIGMA group aims at advancing our basic understanding and predictive capabilities of complex multi-phase flows that are fundamental to Earth science. We pursue this goal by developing original computational methods customized for the problem at hand. The phenomena we explore range from the microscopic to the planetary scale and space a wide variety of geophysics systems such as volcanoes, glaciers, and magma oceans. |More|