I am a NERC Independent Research Fellow and I study active volcanic and tectonic processes at plate margins. I am currently working on a project to study magma/water interaction in the oceanic lithosphere integrating geophysical imaging, rock physics, and laboratory experiments.
Expertise: Marine Geophysics, Tectonics, Volcano seismology, Seismic Tomography
Short bio. After graduating in Physics of the Earth and Environment from the University of Trieste (Italy), I obtained a PhD in Marine Geophysics at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (UK). This was followed by three years as a PostDoc at The University of Oxford working on a NERC-funded project to study seamount subduction. From January 2014 to October 2016 I was based at Géoazur (Nice, France) supported by an AXA Postdoctoral Fellowship.
NEW 2023 PhD opportunity:
Teleseismic full waveform imaging of active volcanoes with massive arrays of seismic nodes.
This is a PhD project within our SSCP DTP with CASE partner funding from SmartSolo. More info here:
All the information on how to apply can be found on the SSCP webpages
Paulatto, M., Hooft, E., Chrapkiewicz, K., Heath, B., Toomey, D., & Morgan, J. (2022). Advances in seismic imaging of magma and crystal mush. Frontiers in Earth Science, https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.970131.
Schmid, F., Petersen, G., Hooft, E., Paulatto, M., Chrapkiewicz, K., Hensch, M., & Dahm, T. (2022). Heralds of Future Volcanism: Swarms of Microseismicity Beneath the Submarine Kolumbo Volcano Indicate Opening of Near‐Vertical Fractures Exploited by Ascending Melts. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23(7), e2022GC010420, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GC010420.
Paulatto et al. (2019), Vertically Extensive Magma Reservoir Revealed From Joint Inversion and Quantitative Interpretation of Seismic and Gravity Data, JGR, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018476.
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et al., 2022, Magma Chamber Detected Beneath an Arc Volcano With Full-Waveform Inversion of Active-Source Seismic Data, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Vol:23
et al., 2022, Advances in seismic imaging of magma and crystal mush, Frontiers in Earth Science, Vol:10, ISSN:2296-6463, Pages:1-31
et al., 2022, Heralds of Future Volcanism: Swarms of Microseismicity Beneath the Submarine Kolumbo Volcano Indicate Opening of Near-Vertical Fractures Exploited by Ascending Melts, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Vol:23
et al., 2022, Magma chamber imaged beneath an arc volcano
Paulatto M, Oxford T, Bardner R, 2022, An intrusive complex imaged within the roots of an oceanic core complex using 3D full-waveform inversion&#160;