Brett Carr

PTYS/LPL Research Scientists

Brett Carr (he/him/his)


Ph.D., 2016, Arizona State University

Astrobiology, Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces,


I am a volcanologist studying the physical processes driving volcanic eruptions. The primary goal of my research is to combine observational and numerical modeling techniques to develop a more complete understanding of active volcanism. I am interested in how prolonged eruptions progress over time and change their style of activity. This broad topic includes projects investigating lava dome growth and collapse, lava flow emplacement, and transitions between effusive and explosive activity. By understanding how and why a volcano erupts, I aim to help improve assessment of the numerous hazards associated with eruptions. I also specialize in applications of unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) and photogrammetry in volcanic environments. My recent work has included field campaigns to Indonesia, the Galápagos Islands, Hawaii, Italy, and Iceland. 

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