Yves Moussallam’s research aims at retracing the evolution of the redox state of a magma rising to the surface. Toward this end we are combining an experimental approach with direct volcanic gas measurements and studies of Melt inclusions from Mont Erebus volcano in Antarctica. This research is in collaboration with the CNRS in Orleans, the Mont Erebus volcano Observatory and the INGV in Palermo.
Yves is also involve with efforts to combine a number of remote and direct -sensing instruments (DOAS, UV camera, FTIR and Multigas) to measure the composition and flux of volcanic gasses at a high (seconds) temporal resolution.
Worked on: Mt Erebus, Antarctica; Villarrica, Puyehue-Cordón-Caulle and Lascar, Chile; Turrialba, Costa Rica.