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Dr Michael James

Senior Lecturer

Michael James


Tel: +44 1524 593571

Research overview

My research involves understanding Earth surface change processes, with emphasis on volcanic flows such as lavas and domes. I use field measurements of active processes using laser scanning, close-range photogrammetry, mm-wave radar, infrared and remote time-lapse imaging, and UAVs and am currently exploring the use of structure-from-motion algorithms for facilitating 3D surface generation from photographs. Other areas of interest include volcanic fluid dynamics and plume processes. 

See my home page for more information including:

Teaching and field courses including photographs from Sicily and Iceland


Software  – including sfm georef  and pointcatcher

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