NH Natural Hazards
The 2009 Young Scientist Outstanding Poster Paper (YSOPP) Award is awarded to Adriano Pimentel for the poster/PICO entitled:
Numerical hazard zonation for pyroclastic density current scenarios at Faial and Terceira islands (Azores) (Pimentel, A.; Pacheco, J.M.; Self, S.)
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Adriano Pimentel is a PhD student at Centre for Volcanology and Geological Risk Assessment of the University of Azores, Portugal. His PhD research is focused on the transport and depositional processes of pyroclastic density currents in the Azores and assessment of the associated volcanic hazards, supervised by Prof. S. Self and Dr. J.M. Pacheco. Other research interests include: physical volcanology and numerical modelling of felsic lavas; petrology of peralkaline magmas; and applied geological hazard assessments. The EGU 2009 poster presents the application of a GIS-integrated energy cone model to estimate areas affected by pyroclastic density currents in Faial and Terceira islands (Azores), and produce probabilistic hazard maps for different eruptive scenarios.*