Sri Budhi UTAMI

Sri’s research aims to reconstruct the magmatic plumbing system for explosive paroxysmal eruptions by combining petrological, mineralogical, and geochemical records with volcano monitoring data from WOVOdat.

Paroxysmal eruptions occur where the eruption involves extremely rapid increase of activity from initial signs of unrest, followed by an intense and explosive eruptive phase, and finally an equally rapid attenuation in activity. Examples of eruptions with this particular behavior include the 1990 and 2014 eruptions at Kelut volcano, Indonesia.

By focusing on the 1990 eruption at Kelut volcano, she aims to develop a magmatic plumbing system model for this explosive eruption, which will be evaluated against volcano monitoring data from the WOVOdat database. Implications of this research could aid in monitoring and eruption forecasting of volcanoes exhibiting explosive, paroxysmal eruptions. 

  • 2013-2015 MSc Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University, Canada

MSc Thesis: Gypsum as a recorder of fluid chemistry and temperature at Kawah Ijen volcano, East Java, Indonesia. Advisor: Vincent J. van Hinsberg (McGill University) and Bassam Ghaleb (Université de Québec à Montréal).

  • 2009-2013 BSc (Hons) Geological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada

Honours thesis: Geochemical characterization of rocks and glasses from dykes in selected sites in Kaua`i, Hawai`i: implications on the Loa and Kea trend. Advisor: Dominique Weis (UBC) and Michael O. Garcia (Hawaii).

Professional Experience:
  • Summer 2013 Summer Research Assistant, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC
  • 2011-2012 Work Learn Climate Change Research Assistant, Department of Geography, UBC