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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Career

  • 1989- Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge
  • 1970- Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
  • 1988-1989 Reader in Geophysical Dynamics
  • 1981-1988 University Lecturer
  • 1970-1981 Assistant Director of Research in DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1968-1969 ICI Research Fellow at Cambridge University

At various times visiting scientist at the Australian National University, University of California at San Diego, Canterbury University, Caltech, MIT, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, Tata Institute at Mumbai, University of Western Australia, the Weizmann Institute and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Research

  • Carbon dioxide sequestration
  • The flow of granular media
  • Constrained lava flows
  • Exchange flows
  • The fluid mechanics of solidification
  • The sinking of pumice

Selected Publications

  • Huppert, H.E. (2000) "Geological fluid mechanics". In: Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics: A Collective Introduction to Current Research", eds. G. K. Batchelor, H.K. Moffatt and M.G. Worster. Cambridge University Press, pp. 447-506.
  • Huppert, H.E. (2000) "George Keith Batchelor". J. Fluid Mech. 421, 1-14.
  • Huppert, H.E. and Woods, A.W. (2002) "The role of volatiles in magma chamber dynamics", Nature 420, 493-495.
  • Lube, G., Huppert, H.E., Sparks, R.S.J and Hallworth, M.A. (2004) "Axisymmetric collapses of granular columns", J. Fluid Mech. 508, 175-199.
  • Lyle, S., Huppert, H.E., Hallworth, M.A. and Chadwick, A. (2005) "Axisymmetric gravity currents in a porous medium", J. Fluid Mech. 543, 293-302.
  • Huppert, H.E. (2006) "Gravity currents: a personal perspective", J. Fluid Mech. 554, 299-322.
  • Huppert, H.E. and Sparks, R.S.J. (2006) "Extreme Natural Hazards: population growth, globalisation and environmental change", Phil.Trans. R. Soc. A 364, 1875-1888.
  • Peppin, S.S.L., Aussillous, P., Huppert, H.E. and Worster, M.G. (2007) "Steady-state mushy layers: experiments and theory", J. Fluid Mech 570, 69-77.
  • Huppert, H.E. and Hallworth, M.A. (2007) "Bi-directional flows in constrained systems", J. Fluid Mech. 578, 95-112.
  • Bickle, M. Chadwick, A., Huppert, H.E., Hallworth, M.A. and Lyle, S. (2007) "Modelling carbon dioxide accumulation at Sleipner: Implications for underground carbon storage", Earth Planet.Sci.Lett. 255, 164-176.
  • Peppin, S.S.L., Huppert, H.E. and Worster, M.G. (2008) "Steady-state solidification of aqueous ammonium chloride", J. Fluid Mech. 599, 465-476.

Publications

Surface curvature of steady granular flows
JN McElwaine, D Takagi, HE Huppert
– Granular Matter
(2012)
14,
229
Spreading and convective dissolution of carbon dioxide in vertically confined, horizontal aquifers
CW MacMinn, JA Neufeld, MA Hesse, HE Huppert
– Water Resources Research
(2012)
48,
ARTN W11516
Spatial and temporal evolution of injected CO2at the Sleipner Field, North Sea
FC Boait, NJ White, MJ Bickle, RA Chadwick, JA Neufeld, HE Huppert
– Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
(2012)
117,
B03309
Pouring viscous fluid out of a tipped container in minimal time
D Takagi, HE Huppert
– Physical Review E
(2011)
84,
ARTN 035303
Two-phase gravity currents in porous media
MJ Golding, JA Neufeld, MA Hesse, HE Huppert
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
678,
248
Shallow Granular Flows
D Takagi, JN McElwaine, HE Huppert
– Physical Review E
(2011)
83,
031306
Leakage from gravity currents in a porous medium. Part 2. A line sink
D Vella, JA Neufeld, HE Huppert, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
666,
414
Leakage from gravity currents in a porous medium. Part 1. A localized sink
JA Neufeld, D Vella, HE Huppert, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
666,
391
Axisymmetric, constantly supplied gravity currents at high Reynolds number
AC SLIM, HE HUPPERT
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
675,
1
Granular column collapses down rough, inclined channels
G LUBE, HE HUPPERT, RSJ SPARKS, A FREUNDT
– J Fluid MECH
(2011)
675,
347
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Research Group

Theoretical Geophysics