Nico Fournier


Full Name: Nico Fournier

Position: Senior Volcano Geophysicist; Head of Department: Volcanology

Contact details

Email: N.Fournier
Phone: +64-7-376 1452


1999: BSc, Earth Sciences; 2000: MSc, Earth Sciences, Volcanology; 2003: PhD, Volcanology

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: GPS
Geophysics: Gravity
Geophysics: Modelling
Geophysics: Numerical Methods
Geophysics: Volcanic hazards
Geophysics: Volcanic surveillance
Geophysics: Volcano Geodesy
Geophysics: Volcano Geophysics

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: Member
IAVCEI: Member
Frontiers in Volcanology: Associate Editor
Journal of Geophysical Research: Associate Editor

Major publications

Fournier, N.; Chardot, L. 2012 Understanding volcano hydrothermal unrest from geodetic observations : insights from numerical modeling and application to White Island volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 117(11): B11208; doi: 10.1029/2012JB009469

Fournier, N.; Jolly, A.D.; Miller, C.A. 2011 Ghost tilt signal during transient ground surface deformation events : insights from the September 3, 2010 Mw7.1 Darfield Earthquake, New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters, 38: L16305; doi: 10.1029/2011GL048136

Fournier, N.; Moreau-Fournier, M.; Robertson, R. 2011 Disappearance of a crater lake : implications for potential explosivity at Soufriere Volcano, St Vincent, Lesser Antilles. Bulletin of Volcanology, 73(5): 543-555; doi: 10.1007/s00445-010-0422-3

Gottsmann, J.; De Angelis, S.; Fournier, N.; Van Camp, M.; Sacks, S.; Linde, A.; Ripepe, M. 2011 On the geophysical fingerprint of Vulcanian explosions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 306(1/2): 98-104

Unglert, K.; Savage, M.K.; Fournier, N.; Ohkura, T.; Abe, Y. 2011 Shear wave splitting, VP/VS, and GPS during a time of enhanced activity at Aso caldera, Kyushu. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 116(11): B11203; doi: 10.1029/2011JB008520

Hautmann, S.; Gottsmann, J.; Camacho, A.G.; Fournier, N.; Sacks, I.S.; Sparks, R.S.J. 2010 Mass variations in response to magmatic stress changes at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat (WI) : insights from 4-D gravity data. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 290(1/2): 83-89; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.12.004

Fournier, N.; Witham, F.; Moreau-Fournier, M.; Bardou, L. 2009 Boiling Lake of Dominica, West Indies : high-temperature volcanic crater lake dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 114: B02203; doi: 10.1029/2008JB005773

Fournier, N.; Rymer, H.; Williams-Jones, G.; Brenes, J. 2004 High-resolution gravity survey : investigation of subsurface structures at Poas volcano, Costa Rica. Geophysical Research Letters, 31: L15602; doi: 10.1029/2004GL020563

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