Helge M. Gonnermann

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor in Earth Science

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  • B.A. Structural Geology (1992) University of Montana
  • M.S. Geophysics, Seismology (1995) University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. Geodynamics and Physical Volcanology (2004) University of California, Berkeley

E-mail: helge.m.gonnermann@rice.edu
Phone: (713) 348-6263
Office: 219 Keith-Wiess Geology Labs
Department of Earth Science, MS-126
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
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Personal Web Page

Research Areas

Physical Volcanology, Geological Fluid Mechanics, Geodynamics


Selected Publications


Gonnermann, H.M. and Mukhopadhyay, S., Preserving noble gases in a convecting mantle, Nature, 459, 560-563 (2009)

Book chapters

Gonnermann, H.M., and M. Manga, Magma ascent in the volcanic conduit, in Modeling volcanic processes: The physics and mathematics of volcanism, edited by S.A. Fagents, T.K.P. Gregg, and R.C. Lopez, Cambridge University Press (in review)