An Investigation of the Rheology and Flow Behaviour of Vesicular Magmas and Lavas

Dataset description

We aim to conduct an in-depth study of the rheology and flow dynamics of foams and bubble suspensions in Newtonian liquids with gas volume fraction in the range 0 to 75% and to apply the results to the flow of vesicular magmas and lavas in various confined and unconfined geometries. We will determine shear and bulk viscosity and viscoelastic properties as a function of bubble concentration and size-distribution. Foam breakdown under shear, flow down slopes and along pipes will be investigated by experiments and numerical models. Results will be applied to magma flow along dykes and up conduits and lava flows down slopes

Further information

For more information please contact:


Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276


Dataset details

Author(s) Mader, Dr H M
Principal Investigator(s) Mader, Dr H M
Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
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Start of capture {ts '1996-10-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2001-09-01 00:00:00'} September 2001
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
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Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 30th March 2012
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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