John Browning, BSc, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Karaoğlu, Ö., Bazargan, M., Baba, A. and Browning, J., 2019. Thermal fluid circulation around the Karliova triple junction: Geochemical features and volcano-tectonic implications (Eastern Turkey). Geothermics, 81, pp.168-184. [LINK]

 

  • Browning, J., Meredith, P., Stuart, C., Healy, D., Harland, S., Mitchell, T., (2018). A directional crack damage memory effect in Sandstone under true triaxial loading. Geophysical Research Letters. [LINK]  

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  • Browning, J; Tuffen, H; James, M; Owen, J; Webber, H and Castro, J. (in review). Post-fragmentation vesiculation timescales in hydrous rhyolitic bombs. Journal Volcanology Geothermal Research.

 

  • Karaoglu, O., Browning, J., Salah, M. (2018) Depths and dimensions of magma sources at three volcanic provinces in the Karliova region of Eastern Turkey. Bull Volc. [LINK]

 

  • Castagna, A., Ougier-Simonin, A., Benson, P.M., Browning, J., Walker, R.J., Fazio, M., Vinciguerra, S. (2018) Damage and strain evolution in thermally treated Comiso limestone. Journal of Geophysical Research. [LINK]

 

  • Dorsey, M., Rockwell, T., Girty, G., Mitchell, T., Ostermeijer, G., Browning, J., Fletcher, J. (in prep). Evidence of Na- and Mg-rich Hydrothermal Brine Circulation Driving Elemental Mass Redistribution in an Active Fault Zone: A Case Study of the Borrego Fault Zone, northern Baja California, Mexico. Geophysical Research Letters.

 

  • Daoud, A., Browning, J., Meredith, P., Mitchell, T. (in prep). Mineralogical control on thermal damage and the presence of a thermal Kaiser effect during temperature-cycling experiments. Geophysical Research Letters.

 

  • Lemnifi, A., Browning, J. ,Elshaafi, A, Aouad, N.S, Yu, Y (2019).  Receiver function imaging of mantle transition zone discontinuities and the origin of volcanism beneath Libya. Tectonophysics. [LINK]

 

  • David, C., Wassermann, J and the KG2B Team (2018). KG²B: a collaborative benchmarking exercise for estimating the permeability of the Grimsel granodiorite:  measurements, pressure dependence and pore-fluid effects. GJI. [LINK]

 

  • David, C., Wassermann, J and the KG2B Team (2018). KG²B, a collaborative benchmarking exercise for estimating the permeability of the Grimsel granodiorite: modeling, microstructures and complementary data. GJI. [LINK]

 

  • Lemnifi, A., Elshaafi, A., Browning, J., El Ebadi, S.K., Gudmundsson, A. (2017) Crustal thickness beneath Libya and the origin of partial melt beneath AS Sawda Volcanic Province from receiver-function constraints. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth [LINK]

 

  • Browning, J., Meredith, P., Stuart, C., Healy, D., Harland, S., Mitchell, T., (2017). Acoustic characterization of crack damage evolution in sandstone deformed under conventional and true triaxial loading. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 122, DOI 10.1002/2016JB013646. [LINK]

 

  • Karaoglu, O., Al-Shaafi, A., Salah, M., Browning, J., Gudmundsson, A. (2017) Large-volume lava flows fed by a deep magmatic reservoir at Agri Dagi volcano, Eastern Turkey. Bulletin of Volcanology. DOI: 10.1007/s00445-016-1098-0. [LINK]

 

  • Srivastava, P., Mitchell, T., Browning, J., Meredith, P. (2016) A preliminary analysis of edge-effects in true-triaxially deformed cubic sandstone samples. Workshop proceedings of the International workshop on Indian Shale Oil and Gas Exploration, Utah, USA. 2016

 

  • Karaoglu, O., Browning, J., Bazargan, M., Gudmundsson, A. (2016) Numerical modelling of Triple Junction Tectonics at Karlıova, Eastern Turkey: implications for the mechanism of magma transport. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 452, 157-170. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.07.037. [LINK]

 

  • Browning, J., Meredith, P., Gudmundsson, A. (2016) Cooling dominated cracking in thermally stressed volcanic rocks. Geophysical Research Letters. 43, 8417-8425. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL070532. [LINK]

 

  • Browning, J. and Thomas, N. (2016). An assessment of the tsunami risk in Muscat and Salalah, Oman, based on estimations of probable maximum loss. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 16, 75-87. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.02.002. [LINK]

 

  • Browning, J. and Gudmundsson, A (2015). Surface displacements resulting from magma-chamber roof subsidence, with application to the 2014 Bardarbunga-Holuhraun episode. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 308, 82-98. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.10.015.  [LINK]

 

 

  • Browning, J and Gudmundsson, A. (2015). Caldera ring-faults capture and deflect inclined sheets: An alternative mechanism of ring dike formation. Bulletin of Volcanology. 77:889. DOI:  10.1007/s00445-014-0889-4. [LINK]

 

  • Hansla, R & Browning, J. (2015). Relating the impact of hazards from volcanic eruptions to the type of volcano. The Scholar. Vol 1, No 2. 40-44.

 

  • Slatcher, N; James, M; Calvari, S: Ganci, T and Browning, J. (2015) Quantifying eruption rates at active volcanoes through integrated time-lapse terrestrial laser scanning and photography. Remote sensing. 7, 14967-14987. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs71114967. [LINK]

CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Convenor of the European Geosciences Union general assembly 2017 and 2018 sessions – Rock physics and geomechanical characterisation of rocks from micro to macro scale: the role of anisotropy and hydro-mechanical coupling. Earth, magnetics and rock physics division.

 

  • Invited speaker at Durham University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Universidad Mayor, Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Aberdeen.

 

  • Winnard, B., Meredith, P.G., Mitchell, T.M., Browning, J., Cuss, R., Norris, S. Evolution of bentonite permeability in response to changing salinity. Clay conference, Davos, 2017.

 

  • Healy, D., Rizzo, R., Harland, S., Farrell, N., Browning, J., Meredith, P., Mitchell, T., Walker, R. An integrated tensorial approach for quantifying porous, fractured rocks. EGU general assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Castagna, A., Ougier, Simonin, A., Benson, P., Browning, J., Fazio, M., Walker, R., Vinciguerra, S. Effects of water and low-medium temperature on Limestone from Mt Etna. EGU general assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Drymoni, K., Browning, J., Gudmundsson, A. Structural and petrogenetical insights of the crustal plumbing system of Santorini volcano, Greece. EGU general assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Drymoni, K., Browning, J., Gudmundsson, A. Decoding micro-structural damage related to caldera collapse. EGU general assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Browning, J., Harland, S., Meredith, P.G., Healy, D., Mitchell, T. Crack damage evolution in rocks deformed under conventional and true triaxial loading. EGU general assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Harland, S., Healy, D., Cappa, F., Meredith, P., Mitchell, T., Browning, J., The influence of permeability anisotropy on effective stress and fault stability. EGU general assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Browning, J., Harland, S., Meredith, P.G., Healy, D., Mitchell, T. Understanding three-dimensional damage envelopes. EGU general assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Drymoni, K., Browning, J., Gudmundsson, A. How damaging is caldera collapse for a volcanic edifice? Joint assembly, Liverpool, 2017.

 

  • Castegna, A., Ougier-Simonin, A., Benson, P., Browning, J., Fazio, M. The effects of water and temperature on Etnean limestone. Joint assembly, Liverpool, 2017.

 

  • Ostermeijer, G., Mitchell, T., Browning, J., Rockwell, T., Brantut, N. Detailed fault damage zone characterisation and analysis of seismically active faults for improving estimations of the earthquake energy budget. Joint assembly, Liverpool, 2017.

 

  • Winnard, B., Cuss, R., Mitchell, T., Norris, S., Browning, J., Meredith, P. Freeze-thaw effects on the microstructural properties of bentonite. Joint assembly, Liverpool, 2017.

 

  • Srivastava, P., Mitchell, T., Browning, J., Meredith, P. A preliminary analysis of edge-effects in true-triaxially deformed cubic sandstone samples. International Shale Gas workshop, Utah, USA. 2016

 

  • Harland, S.R., Gan, Q., Healy, D., Cappa, F., Meredith, P., Mitchell, T., Browning, J. The influence of permeability anisotropy on the distribution of pore fluid pressure around fault zones: Insights for fault stability and reactivation. GSA annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA, 2016.

 

  • Browning, J., Meredith, P., Stuart, C., Healy, D., Harland, S., Mitchell, T. Acoustic characterization of rocks deformed under true triaxial stresses. Gordon Seminar, Andover, USA. 2016 (Oral).

 

  • Winnard, B., Mitchell, T., Browning, J., Anuah, A., Meredith, P., Wheeler, J. Controls on fracture healing in fault damage zones. Gordon Seminar, Andover, USA. 2016

 

  • Ostermeijer, G., Mitchell, T., Browning, J., Rockwell, T. Fault damage zone characterization to improve earthquake energy budget at the San Jacinto Fault, Southern California. Gordon Seminar, Andover, USA. 2016

 

  • Browning, J., Drymoni, K., Gudmundsson, A. Forecasting magma-chamber rupture in caldera volcanoes. IAVCEI commission on collapse calderas, Hokkaido, Japan. 2016. (Oral – invited)

 

  • Karaoglu, O., Browning, J., Bazargan, M., Gudmundsson, A. Numerical modelling of Triple Junction Tectonics at Karlıova, Eastern Turkey: implications for the mechanism of magma transport. EGU general assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Browning, J; Drymoni, K; Gudmundsson, A. A model to forecast magma-chamber rupture. EGU general assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria. (Oral)

 

  • Browning, J; Meredith, P.G; Gudmundsson, A. Thermal crack damage dominated by cooling. EGU general assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria. (Oral - invited)

 

  • Browning, J; Drymoni, K; Gudmundsson, A. Estimating the size of Santorini’s magma chamber. AGU fall meeting 2015, San Francisco, USA (Oral)

 

  • Browning, J; Meredith, P.G; Gudmundsson, A. Nature and occurrence of cooling induced cracking in volcanic rocks. EGU general assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria. (Oral)

 

  • Browning, J; Meredith, P.G; Gudmundsson, A; Lavallee, Y; Drymoni, K. Are magma chamber boundaries brittle or ductile? Rheological insights from thermal cracking experiments. EGU general assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria

 

  • Wall, R.J., Lavallée, Y., Kendrick, J.E, Iddon. F., Hornby, A.J., Lamur, A., von Aulock, F.W., Wadsworth, F.B., Kilburn, C.R.J., Browning, J. and Meredith, P.G. Tension in the laboratory. EGU general assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • Browning, J. and Gudmundsson, A. Ring dykes as partially captured inclined sheets: Insights from field studies and numerical modelling. IAVCEI Commission on collapse calderas workshop, Taupo New Zealand 2014. (Oral)

 

  • Browning, J. and Gudmundsson, A. Ring dykes as partially captured inclined sheets: Insights from field studies and numerical modelling. EGU general assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria (Oral)

 

  • Browning, J. and Gudmundsson, A. A new mechanism for the formation of ring-fault volcanism. VMSG conference 2014, Bristol, UK

 

  • Browning, J. and Gudmundsson, A. The formation and role of caldera ring faults, AG60 symposium, London UK (invited Oral). Citations – 1

 

  • Browning, J. and Gudmundsson, A. Mechanics of collapse calderas and landslides in stratovolcanoes and basaltic edifices. Volcano-ice meeting 2013, Lancaster, UK

 

  • Browning, J and Gudmundsson, A. Effect of ring fault attitude on caldera unrest. EGU general assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria

 

  • Browning, J., Tuffen, H., James, M. Vesiculation of a rhyolitic melt. VMSG conference 2013, Bristol, UK (Best poster prize winner)

 

  • Browning, J., Tuffen, H., James, M. Observations of bubble growth using hot-stage microscopy. AGU 2012, San Francisco, USA

 

  • Slatcher, N., James, M., Calvari, S., Browning, J. Observing scoria cone growth and lava flow development in the Bocca Nuova crater, Mount Etna, Sicily using repeat terrestrial laser scanning measurements. AGU 2012, San Francisco, USA. Citations – 1