Areas of expertise
- Volcanic emissions of gases and aerosol particles, with the overarching aim of monitoring volcanic activity and its impact on the environment and the atmosphere.
- My work involves sampling and measurement campaigns at active volcanoes and laboratory analyses.
- I have worked with volcanoes in Iceland, Central America, Hawaii, Antarctica, and Japan.
During my time at the Icelandic Meteorological Office I introduced gas measurements as a monitoring tool for Icelandic volcanoes. I led the compilation of the Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes http://icelandicvolcanoes.is which is an open-access web resource with information on Icelandic volcanism. I currently lead the project ‘Unseen but not unfelt: Building resilience to persistent volcanic emissions’ http://unresp.com on Masaya volcano in Nicaragua“