Professor of Volcanology, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Clive Oppenheimer joined the Department of Geography in 1994. His research focuses on volcanology, environmental sensing & atmospheric chemistry. Clive has worked on the Erebus volcano in Antarctica with the US Antarctic Program since 2003. He also works closely with colleagues at the Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans and New Mexico Tech.
Clive coordinates the Cambridge Volcanology Group and has acted extensively as a consultant and contributor for many television and radio programmes.
His current research interests include
- Controls of volcanic degassing - differentiation and redox state of magmas, and eruptive processes;
- Atmospheric chemistry of volcanic plumes
- Environmental, climatic and human impacts of volcanism in antiquity
- Development of environmental sensing techniques and applications