Thomas J. Jones

MSci (Hons) PhD


Room Number: 309
(713) 348 5639
thomas.jones@rice.edu
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Biographical Info

Thomas is a volcanologist who uses a combination of field studies and laboratory experiments to investigate the physical processes that operate during the transport and eruption of magma. As an independent Research Fellow at Rice University he investigates a wide range of volcanic phenomenon, including the generation of volcanic ash, the ascent of kimberlite and the fluid dynamics of subsurface magma flow.

Education

Present: Rice Academy Fellow, Rice University, Houston, USA
2018: Lecturer, University of Tübingen, Germany
2014 – 2018: PhD, Earth Sciences, Durham University, UK
2010 – 2014: MSci (Hons) Geology with Study Abroad, University of Bristol, UK

Keywords

physical volcanology, kimberlites, rheology, field volcanology

Selected Publications

*For a full list please refer to my Google Scholar profile*

Jones, T.J., Houghton, B.F., Llewellin, E.W., Parcheta, C.E., Höltgen, L., 2018. Spatter matters – distinguishing primary (eruptive) and secondary (non-eruptive) spatter deposits. Sci. Rep. 8, 9179. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27065-1

Jones, T.J., Watts, K., Whytock, R.C., 2018. Using fluid dynamic concepts to estimate species movement rates in terrestrial landscapes. Ecol. Indic. 93, 344–350.

Jones, T.J., Russell, J.K., 2018. Attrition in the kimberlite system. Mineral. Petrol. 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00710-018-0580-0

Jones, T.J., Russell, J.K., 2017. Ash production by attrition in volcanic conduits and plumes. Sci. Rep. 7, 5538. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-05450-6

Jones, T.J., Russell, J.K., Lim, C.J., Ellis, N., Grace, J.R., 2017. Pumice attrition in an air-jet. Powder Technol. 308, 298–305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2016.11.051

Jones, T.J., Llewellin, E.W., Houghton, B.F., Brown, R.J., Vye-Brown, C., 2017. Proximal lava drainage controls on basaltic fissure eruption dynamics. Bull. Volcanol. 79, 81. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-017-1164-2

Jones, T.J., McNamara, K., Eychenne, J., Rust, A.C., Cashman, K. V., Scheu, B., Edwards, R., 2016. Primary and secondary fragmentation of crystal-bearing intermediate magma. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 327, 70–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.06.022

Brett, R.C., Russell, J.K., Andrews, G.D.M., Jones, T.J., 2016. Reply on: “Comment on: The ascent of kimberlite: Insights from olivine” authored by Brett R.C. et al. [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 424 (2015) 119-131]. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.016

Brett, R.C., Russell, J.K., Andrews, G.D.M., Jones, T.J., 2015. The ascent of kimberlite: Insights from olivine. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 424, 119–131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.05.024

Jones, T.J., Russell, J.K., Porritt, L.A., Brown, R.J., 2014. Morphology and surface features of olivine in kimberlite: implications for ascent processes. Solid Earth 5, 313. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-5-313-2014