|Research Fellow, Volcano-Seismology
Dr. Karen Pascal
BSc (Hons) Geology (Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2007), “Master 1” Geophysics (Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2008), PhD Geophysics (Leeds, U.K, 2013), Research Fellow (MVO)
Tel. +1 664 492 2986
After graduating with a BSc in Geology with a major in Volcanology from the University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand (France), Karen spent an exchange year at the University of Leeds (UK) where she improved her understanding of Geophysics. She then stayed in Leeds to undertake a PhD during which she investigated the limitations of some volcano-deformation models, and graduated in 2013. She has been working at MVO since 2012.
Responsibilities at MVO
- processing and analyzing the ground deformation data collected at Soufrière Hills Volcano;
- maintaining and developing the ground deformation monitoring network, in collaboration with the MVO technical staff;
- undertaking research projects related to the ground deformation observed at Soufrière Hills Volcano in particular, and in the region in general;
- participating in outreach activities (e.g. public lectures, presentations during Science week, etc).
Karen’s research interests include:
- numerical and analytical modelling of surface deformation at volcanoes
- GPS processing methods
- Interpreting strain signals in term of processes within the magmatic system