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ICELAND VOLCANO ERUPTION



What is Going on Under the Reykjanes Peninsula?


RESEARCH RESUME

 


Citations >7200

h-index 50 | i10-index 143

(Source: Google Scholar

25-May-2024)



CAREER SUMMARY

 

Val Troll graduated from St Andrews University, Scotland in 1998 and received his PhD from the GEOMAR Research Centre, University of Kiel, Germany, in 2001. Troll then lectured in volcanolology and petrology at Trinity College Dublin (2001-2008), during which time he habilitated at the Blaise Pascal University Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2006. In 2008, he took up the Chair of Petrology at Uppsala University, Sweden, which he currently holds.

HONOURS



FUNDING

Obtained >56 M SEK (ca. 4.9 M EUR)  to come directly to Uppsala University since installment in 2008.


2023, European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant:

9,989,653€ over 72 months

Project: ROTTnROCK: Assessing the role of hydrothermal alteration on volcano morphology, instability, and unpredictable volcanic hazards

(Walter, Troll, Heap, Harnett)

http://rottnrock.org/



Why are some volcanoes so extremely dangerous?

A researcher explains: why are some volcanoes extremely dangerous?

UU News 26-Apr-2024


SUPERVISION

Advised 25 PhD and 20 MSc students to completion.


INT. ACTIVITIES

>80 Invited Lectures and Keynote Talks since 2001. 


OUTREACH


Since 2010: Frequent contributions to science documentaries, newspaper articles and TV news, including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, BBC Earth, Swedish National TV and Swedish Radio (SVT and SR).

PUBLICATIONS


>170 scientific publications, 17 published reports, 6 scientific books, 2 course books, 1 children book and >400 conference abstracts.

 

RECENT RESEARCH PAPERS 


The 2023 Litli-Hrútur eruption of the Fagradalsfjall Fires, SW-Iceland: Insights from trace element compositions of olivine

Czech Polar Reports, 2023.


Extra-terrestrial resources: A potential solution for securing the supply of rare metals for the coming decades?

Geology Today, 2023.


The 2021 La Palma eruption; social dilemmas resulting from living close to an active volcano

Geology Today, 2023.


Basaltic sills emplaced in organic-rich sedimentary rocks: Consequences for organic matter maturation and Cretaceous paleo-climate.

GSA Bulletin, 2023. 


Messages from the past; the petroglyphs of El Hierro Island. Geology Today, 2023.


Anatomy of a fumarole field; drone remote sensing and petrological approaches reveal the degassing and alteration structure at La Fossa cone, Vulcano Island, Italy.

EGUsphere, 2023.


The Central Series of the Rum Igneous Complex, NW Scotland: the rises and falls of magma in a large mafic‐ultramafic volcano.

Geology Today, 2023.


Silicic frothy xenoliths (xeno-pumice) in recent volcanics from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2023.


Volcano-Magma Systems of the Canary Islands:

Origin, Evolution, and the Balance between Hazards and Resources.

Revista de la Academia Canarias de Ciencias (in press).



NEW BOOKs

Gertisser, Troll, Walter, Nandaka & Ratdomopurbo (eds.):

Merapi Volcano

Book Series: Active Volcanoes of the World

572 pages, Springer, 2023.



Carracedo & Troll:

Geologia de Las Islas Canarias

(3 Volumes), Editorial Rueda S.L, 2023.

GEO-KIDS


TENERIFE AND TEIDE VOLCANO

With a Visit to La Palma

An introduction for the whole family


104 pages, English - Spanish Ediciones Saquiro s.l., 2022.

GEO-Schule: Vulkanpartikel auf den Feldern Lanzarotes


GEO-Schule: Der Ätna bricht aus - Gespräch mit Dr. Boris Behncke vom Ätna Vulkanobservatorium



Pre-school "Haus für Kinder St. Sebastian" in Dettelbach, Germany, is running the project "Floating Rock" under supervision of Manuela Welter since 2019.

The kids use Youtube, get their questions answered by email and received soundfiles for their audio pen. Some of the content is known by heart by now.

In February 2023 the pre-school received the TOMMI Promotional Award Pre-School fromProf. Dr. Stefan Aufenanger and the Auerbach Foundation.


GEO-Schule: Vulkanausbruch auf Island, 12. August 2022


GEO-Schule: Am Vulkanschlot auf Island, 17. Juli 2023


GERMANY

KiTa-PROJEKT

GEO-SCHULE

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LEARNING RESOURCES


 Val Troll is educating on YouTube in   Volcanology, Petrology and   Geochemistry.


 


ONLINE LECTURES


*VOLCANOES of ICELAND*: Geology and Volcanology

45 min. Full lecture

Why are there so many volcanic eruptions in Iceland?

3:15 min.


The two faces of Volcanoes

Learning to benefit from the monster

30 min.


GEO INTERVIEWS

 

INTERVIEW with Chief Editor Ralf Gertisser

*NEW MERAPI BOOK*


The Secret of Volcanoes: Fire, Beauty and Resources

Webinar for Ijen GeoPark, East Java, Indonesia, 15-Mar-2023


Interview with Prof. Nick Arndt

SUSTAINABLE Mining - Securing Metal Supplies for a Greener Future


Journal of Petrology

The PUBLICATION PROCESS  Interview with Executive Editor Prof. Georg Zellmer


READ FOR FREE


Carracedo & Troll (eds.):

Teide Volcano

Book Series: Active Volcanoes of the World

279 pages, Springer, 2013.


Teide Volcano has many different meanings ... a 'hell of a job', a navigation point on cloudy days, a challenge beyond imagination, a breakthrough in our understanding of oceanic volcanism that has shaped our way of thinking about volcanoes, and lastly, Teide provides us with a reference point from where to start exploring other oceanic volcanoes in the Canaries and beyond. Here we have compiled the different aspects and the current understanding of this natural wonder.