My research interests centre on using noble gases to trace geological processes at a range of scales. My current project uses noble gases and stable isotopes to trace the formation and migration of native hydrogen (H2) bearing natural gases within an intractratonic basin in Brazil.
Other previous and ongoing work includes carbon-dioxide capture and geological storage (CCS) risk assessment and monitoring, using noble gases to investigate volatile exchange between melt and atmosphere during silicic volcanic eruptions, 40Ar/ 39Ar Ar geochronology, and feldspar mineralogy.
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- Alcalde, J., Flude S. et al. (2018) “Estimating geological CO2 storage security to deliver on climate mitigation”. Nature Communications https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04423-1
- Flude, S., Tuffen, H., Sherlock, S. C. (2018) “Spatially heterogeneous argon-isotope systematics and apparent 40Ar/39Ar ages in perlitised obsidian”. Chemical Geology 480: 44-57 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.05.018
- Flude, S., Györe D. et al. (2017) “The Inherent Tracer Fingerprint of Captured CO2”. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 65: 40-54 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.08.010
- Serno, S., Flude, S., et al. (2017) “Oxygen isotopes as a tool to quantify reservoir-scale CO2 pore-space saturation”. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 63:370-385 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.06.009
- Flude, S., M. Haschke, and M. Storey (2017) “Application of benchtop micro-XRF to geological materials.” Mineralogical Magazine. https://doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2016.080.150
- Flude, S., Johnson, G., Gilfillan, S. M. V., Haszeldine, S. (2016) “Inherent tracers for carbon capture and storage in sedimentary formations: composition and applications” Environmental Science and Technology doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01548
- Flude, S. & Storey. M (2016) “40Ar/39Ar Age of the Rotoiti Breccia and Rotoehu Ash, Okataina Volcanic Complex, New Zealand, and Identification of Heterogeneous Excess 40Ar in Supercooled Crystals.” Quaternary Geochronology, 33: 13-23 doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2016.01.002.
- Flude, S., Halton, A., Kelley, S. P., Sherlock, S. C., Schwanethal, J., Wilkinson, C. M. (2014) Observation of centimetre scale argon diffusion in alkali feldspars: implications for 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 378: Advances in 40Ar/39Ar dating: from archaeology to planetary sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP378.25
- Flude S., Lee MR, Sherlock SC, Kelley SP (2012). Cryptic microtextures and geological histories of K-rich alkali feldspars revealed by charge contrast imaging. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 163: 983-994 DOI: 10.1007/s00410-011-0710-8