Amber L. Madden-Nadeau

Amber L. Madden-Nadeau


A volcanologist and igneous petrologist with current research interests in investigating variations in eruptive behaviour at Krakatau Volcano, Indonesia, with particular reference to the famous 1883 caldera-forming eruption. This will be achieved using a combination of techniques, for example studies of crystal zoning, including the use of both thermobarometry and diffusion chronometry, experiments and Rhyolite-MELTS modelling.

This DPhil is being completed as part of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Graduated with an MSci in Geology (First Class) at Imperial College London, Class of 2016. MSci project was completed in conjunction with The Natural History Museum, London, investigating the most explosive eruption (14,000 B.P.) to have occurred at Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico.


Madden-Nadeau, A.L. & Genge, M.J. 2018. Fiamme-vesicle interactions constrain the emplacement temperature and H2O content of high-grade ignimbrites. Bulletin of Volcanology (In review).


Madden-Nadeau, A.L., Cassidy, M., Pyle, D., Mather, T.A., Abdurrachman, M. & Ismail, T. 2018. The evolution of Krakatau’s 1883 magma: Insights from modelling and crystal zoning. Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Metting, Leeds.

Madden-Nadeau, A.L., Genge, M.J. & Prytulak, J. 2017. Volatile loss from ignimbrites: Evidence for fiamme-vesicle interactions. Joint Assembly, Liverpool.

Madden-Nadeau, A.L., Petrone, C.M., Prytulak, J., Mangler, M. & Delgados-Granados, H. 2016. The Pumice with Andesite eruption, Popocatépetl, Mexico: Linking magma chamber processes and eruption dynamics. Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Meeting, Dublin.