- Position: Visiting Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: geodesy; volcanology; InSAR; earth observation; remote sensing; rifting
- Email: C.Moore@leeds.ac.uk
I completed my PhD in May 2021, which was funded by the NERC Riftvolc project. Thesis title: The Structure and Development of Magmatic Plumbing Systems at Spreading Centres in the Afar Rift. I used Sentinel-1 InSAR data to monitor and model volcanic activity in Afar, Ethiopia, where spreading-ridges analagous to mid-ocean ridges can be studied sub-aerially. I completed my Undergraduate Masters degree at Leeds in Geophysics in July 2016.
I use satellite radar (InSAR) to observe and model surface deformation at rift volcanoes in Afar, Ethiopia, which offer a unique insight into continental break-up and the birth of new oceans. I process SAR data (using GAMMA or SNAP), and perform time series analysis and numerical modelling using Matlab & Python. I combine this data with other remote sensing spatial data (e.g. GPS & optical imagery) to investigate magma dynamics.
Moore et al., 2019. The 2017 Eruption of Erta 'Ale Volcano, Ethiopia: Insights Into the Shallow Axial Plumbing System of an Incipient Mid‐Ocean Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20(12). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008692
Moore et al., 2021. Rift Focussing & Magmatism During Late-Stage Rifting in Afar. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB021542. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB021542
Moore et al., in prep. Observing Rift Cycles in Afar, Ethiopia, from Post-Rift Relaxation of the 2005-10 Dabbahu-Manda-Hararo Rifting Episode.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD, University of Leeds
- MGeophys, BSc (First Class Hons), Geophysical Sciences (International), University of Leeds
Research groups and institutes
- Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics