In November and December of 2016 Dr. Gregg served as Chief Scientist of the OASIS Expedition. K-12 students had the opportunity to follow along with the OASIS Science Team on an expedition of discovery to investigate submarine volcanoes that have never been explored before. You can learn more about the 2016 expedition on the OASIS Facebook Page and/or OASIS YouTube Channel. Make sure to *Subscribe* to follow along with the team when they return to the OASIS field sight in December 2018!
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Volcano Geophysics and Geodynamics, Mid-Ocean Ridge Processes, Melt Generation and Migration Through the Upper Mantle. My current research utilizes thermomechanical models to better understand the rheological controls on magma reservoir growth, pressurization, and volcanic eruption. I also use geodynamic models to investigate melting and melt migration in the mantle beneath mid-ocean ridges. My work involves a multi-pronged approach that combines data collection on land and at sea with data analysis and model development. Future projects include case studies of active continental volcanic systems as well as seagoing field expeditions to better understand the formation of new oceanic crust at mid-ocean ridges.
- Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program 2008
- B.S. Geology & Geophysics, University of Missouri - Rolla, now MS&T
- GEOL 350: Volcanoes
- GEOL 450: Probing the Earth's Interior
- GEOL 593X: Volcano Geophyiscs & Geodynamics
- GEOL 593P: Mid-ocean Ridge Tectonics
- GEOL 593K: Applied Geophysics
Additional Campus Affiliations
Albright, J. A., Gregg, P. M., Lu, Z., & Freymueller, J. T. (2019). Hindcasting Magma Reservoir Stability Preceding the 2008 Eruption of Okmok, Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(15), 8801-8808. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083395
Morales Rivera, A. M., Amelung, F., Albino, F., & Gregg, P. M. (2019). Impact of Crustal Rheology on Temperature-Dependent Viscoelastic Models of Volcano Deformation: Application to Taal Volcano, Philippines. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(1), 978-994. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB016054
Zhan, Y., & Gregg, P. (2019). How Accurately Can We Model Magma Reservoir Failure With Uncertainties in Host Rock Rheology? Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(8), 8030-8042. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018178
Albino, F., Amelung, F., & Gregg, P. (2018). The Role of Pore Fluid Pressure on the Failure of Magma Reservoirs: Insights From Indonesian and Aleutian Arc Volcanoes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(2), 1328-1349. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB014523
Cabaniss, H. E., Gregg, P. M., & Grosfils, E. B. (2018). The Role of Tectonic Stress in Triggering Large Silicic Caldera Eruptions. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(9), 3889-3895. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077393