Publications Chevrel Magdalena Oryaëlle

Chevrel Magdalena Oryaëlle

Chargé(e) de Recherche, IRD
Team Volcanology
Chargée de Recherche IRD
Office: 1.03 - LMV Cezeaux
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  • Research topics:

    All about lava!

    Lava rheology is the heart of my research. I am studying the relationship and interdependence of lava cooling, cristallisation, rheology, emplacement behaviour and  morphology.

    My field areas have been fluid lavas on Mars and Iceland and thick lavas in Mexico.

    My current post-doc project is on active lava in Hawaii.

  • Scientific and administrative responsibilities:

    Make good science.

    And also actively part of the IAVCEI, Early-Career Network (more info:


  • Teaching activities:

    2017 : Supervision of A. Ajas, Master tesis: L’influence des arbres sur l’avancée d’une coulée de lave, example d’une éruption au Kilauea, Hawaii. LMV, France
    2017 : Co-supervision of J. Biren, Master tesis: Interaction chimique, textural et thermique entre un arbre et une lave, étude de cas à Pahoa, Hawaii. LMV, France
    2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: Lectures about Effusive volcanism (4h every year) in the General Vulcanology Course, Master Level, UNAM, Mexico

    2015-2016:Co-supervision of Nanci Reyes, Bachelor student: Volcanic Geology of the young lava flows of the Zacapu area, Michoacán, Mexico

    2014-2015: Co-supervision of JR de la Fuente, Master student: Volcanic Geology (radiometric dating, geochemistry) of the Paracho-Cheran area, Michoacán, Mexico

    2014,2015: Lectures of volcanology and geodynamics (22 h) for undergraduate and graduate students at the Science faculty of the UNAM, Mexico

    2014: Lecture and exercise on Lava rheology measurements for the NEMOH Network School (one day) at the University of Munich (LMU), Germany

    2011-2012: Supervision of Lea DeBiasi, Master student: The complex rheology of crystallizing melts at the University of Munich (LMU)

    2010, 2011, 2012: In charge of the presentation of the high-temperature and rheological investigations lab for the international short course ”Melts, Glasses and Magmas” at the University of Munich (LMU)

  • Publications at LMV :

    Range A:
    • Chevrel O., Favalli M., Villeneuve N., Harris A., Fornaciai A., Richter N., Derrien A., Boissier P., Di Muro A., Peltier A. (2021). Lava flow hazard map of Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Natural Hazards vol.21, p.2355-2377, - DOI:10.5194/nhess-21-2355-2021 - lien HAL .
    • Peltier A., Ferrazzini V., Di Muro A., Kowalski P., Villeneuve N., Richter N., Chevrel O., Froger J.L., Hrysiewicz A., Gouhier M., Coppola D., Retailleau L., Beauducel F., Gurioli L., Boissier P., Brunet C., Catherine P., Fontaine F., Lauret F., Garavaglia L., Lebreton J., Canjamale K., Desfete N., Griot C., Harris A., Arellano S., Liuzzo M., Gurrieri S., Ramsey M. (2021). Volcano Crisis Management at Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion) during the COVID-19 Lockdown. Seismological Research Letters - DOI:10.1785/0220200212 - lien HAL .
    • Ramírez-Uribe I., Siebe C., Chevrel O., Fisher C.T. (2021). Rancho Seco monogenetic volcano (Michoacán, Mexico): Petrogenesis and lava flow emplacement based on LiDAR images. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research - DOI:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.107169.


    • Chevrel O., Harris A., Ajas A., Biren J., Gurioli L., Calabrò L. (2019). Investigating physical and thermal interactions between lava and trees: the case of Kīlauea’s July 1974 flow. Bulletin of Volcanology vol.81, p.6, - DOI:10.1007/s00445-018-1263-8.
    • Chevrel O., Pinkerton H., Harris A. (2019). Measuring the viscosity of lava in thefield: A review. Earth Sciences Reviews vol.196, - DOI:10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.04.024.
    • Harris A., Chevrel O., Coppola D., Ramsey M.S., Hrysiewicz A., Thivet S., Villeneuve N., Favalli M., Peltier A., Kowalski P., Di Muro A., Froger J.L., Gurioli L. (2019). Validation of an integrated satellite-data-driven response to an effusive crisis: the April–May 2018 eruption of Piton de la Fournaise. Annals of Geophysics vol.61, - DOI:10.4401/ag-7972.
    • Mannini S., Harris A., Jessop D., Chevrel O., Ramsey M.S. (2019). Combining ground- and ASTER-based thermal measurements to constrain fumarole field heat budgets: The case of Vulcano Fossa 2000-2019. Geophysical Research Letters vol.46, p.1, - DOI:10.1029/2019GL084013.
    • Ramsey M.S., Chevrel O., Coppola D., Harris A. (2019). The Influence of Emissivity on the Thermo- Rheological Modeling of the Channelized Lava Flows at Tolbachik Volcano. Annals of Geophysics vol.62, p.VO222, 2, - DOI:10.4401/ag-8077.

    • Chevrel O., Harris A., James M.R., Calabrò L., Gurioli L., Pinkerton H. (2018). The viscosity of pāhoehoe lava: in situ syn-eruptive measurements from Kilauea, Hawaii. Earth and Planetary Science Letters vol.493, p.161-171, - DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.028.
    • Chevrel O., Labroquère J., Harris A., Rowland S.K. (2018). PyFLOWGO: An open-source platform for simulation of channelized lava thermo-rheological properties. Computers and Geosciences vol.111, p.167-180, - DOI:10.1016/j.cageo.2017.11.009.
    • Reyes-Guzmán N., Siebe C., Chevrel O., Guilbaud M.N., Salinas S., Layer P. (2018). Geology and radiometric dating of Quaternary monogenetic volcanism in the western Zacapu lacustrine basin (Michoacán, México): implications for archeology and future hazard evaluations. Bulletin of Volcanology vol.80, p.18, - DOI:10.1007/s00445-018-1193-5.

    • Mahgoub A.N., Böhne H., Siebe C., Chevrel O. (2017). Paleomagnetic study of El Metate shield volcano (Michoacán, Mexico) confirms its monogenetic nature and young age (~ 1250 CE). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research vol.336, p.209-218, - DOI:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.02.024.
    • Rhety M., Harris A., Villeneuve N., Gurioli L., Médard E., Chevrel O., Bachèlery P. (2017). A comparison of cooling-limited and volume-limited flow systems: Examples from channels in the Piton de la Fournaise April 2007 lava-flow field. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems vol.18, p.3270-3291, - DOI:10.1002/2017GC006839.

    • Di Genova D., Kolzenburg S., Vona A., Chevrel O., Hess K.U., Neuville D.R., Ertel-Ingrisch W., Romano C., Dingwell D.B. (2016). Raman spectra of Martian glass analogues: A tool to approximate their chemical composition. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets - DOI:10.1002/2016JE005010.

    Publications before LMV:

    Chevrel MO, M-N Guilbaud, Siebe C (2016) The AD 1250 effusive eruption of El Metate shield volcano (Michoacán, Mexico): Magma source, crustal storage, eruptive dynamics, and lava rheology. Bulletin of Volcanology, Vol. 78: 32.

    Di Genova D, Hess K-U, Chevrel MO, Dingwell DB (2016) Models for the estimation of Fe3+/Fetot. ratio in terrestrial and extra-terrestrial alkali- and iron-rich silicate glasses using Raman spectroscopy. American Mineralogist, Vol. 101, p. 943–952.

    Chevrel MO, Siebe C, Guilbaud M-N, Salinas S (2016) The AD 1250 El Metate shield volcano (Michoacán): Mexico’s most voluminous Holocene eruption and its significance for archaeology and hazards. The Holocene, Vol.26(3) 471-488.

    Chevrel MO, Cimarelli C, DeBiasi L, Hanson JB, Lavallée Y, Arzilli F. Dingwell DB (2015) Viscosity measurements of crystallizing andesite from Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol. 16, p. 870-889.

    Chevrel MO, Baratoux D, Hess K-U, Dingwell DB (2014) Viscous flow behavior of tholeiitic and alkaline Fe-rich Martian Basalts. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 124, p. 348 – 365.

    Chevrel MO, Platz T, Hauber E, Baratoux D, Dingwell DB. (2013) Lava flow rheology: a comparison of morphological and petrological methods. Earth and Planetary Research Letters, Vol. 384, p.109 – 120.

    Chevrel MO, Giordano D, Potuzak M, Courtial P, Dingwel DB (2013) Physical properties of CaA2Si2O8 − CaMgSi2O6 − FeO − Fe2O3 melts: analogues for extra-terrestrial basalt Chemical Geology, Vol. 346, p. 95-105.

    Kremers S, Hanson JB, Lavallée Y. Hess K-U, Chevrel MO, Wassermann J, Dingwell DB. (2012) Shallow magma-mingling-driven Strombolian eruption at Mt. Yasur, Vanuatu. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, L21304.

    Nédélec A, Chevrel MO, Moyen J-F, Ganne J, Fabre S (2012) TTGs in the making: Natural evidence from Inyoni shear zone (Barberton, South Africa), Lithos, Volume 153, 15 , 25-38.

    Range B and C:
    • Chevrel O. (2020). Mesurer la viscosité des laves. LAVE p.27-31, 197.

    • Barnoud A., Cayol V., Gailler L., Smittarello D., Bodart O., Dumont Q., Hrysiewicz A., Dabaghi F., Froger J.L., Peltier A., Chevrel O., Roult J., Chaput M. (2019). Towards joint modelling and inversion of surface displacements and microgravimetric temporal variations for the characterization of eruptive sources at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano. 4èmes Rencontres Scientifiques et Techniques RESIF 2019, Biarritz (64), France.
    • Barnoud A., Cayol V., Gailler L., Smittarello D., Bodart O., Dumont Q., Hrysiewicz A., Dabaghi F., Froger J.L., Peltier A., Chevrel O., Roult J., Chaput M. (2019). Towards joint modelling and inversion of surface displacements and microgravimetric temporal variations for the characterization of eruptive sources at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Workshop MDIS-2019 / Mesure de la Déformation par Imagerie Satellitaire, La Petite-Pierre (67), France.
    • Prival J.M., Harris A., Gurioli L., Chevrel O., Robustelli Test C., Kenderes S., Zanella E., Whittington A. (2019). A history of deformation within Pietre Cotte rhyolite flow (Vulcano). 27th IUGG General Assembly, Montréal, Canada.

    • Chevrel O., Harris A., James M., Pinkerton H., Rowland S., Gurioli L., Calabro L., Labroquère J. (2018). Constraining thermo-rheological properties of lava: from lab and field experiments to applications for modeling. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Naples, 2-7 September 2018.
    • Harris A., Chevrel O., Gurioli L., Thivet S., Coppola D., Favalli M., Peltier A., Muro A., Villeneuve N. (2018). Effusive crises at Piton de la Fournaise 2014–2018: Source term provision and quantification of uncertainty in lava flow modeling for a real time response. p.263, Cities on Volcanoes 10, Naples, 2-7 September 2018.
    • Prival J.M., Harris A., Robustelli Test C., Zanella E., Biren J., Chevrel O. (2018). Unravelling the emplacement dynamics of silicic lava flows: the case of the Grande Cascade trachyte flow (Monts Dore, France). Cities on Volcanoes, Naples, Italy, 10, Sep 2018.
    • Vallejo S., Kelfoun K., Chevrel O. (2018). Lava flow simulations with VolcFlow using simple and complex rheologies. Cities on volcanoes 10, Naples, Italie, 2-7 September.
    • Vallejo S., Ramón P., Kelfoun K., Chevrel O., Almeida M. (2018). Characterization of lava flows from an andesitic volcano as input data for numerical flow simulations, case El Reventador volcano (Ecuador). Cities on volcanoes 10, Naples, Italie, 2-7 September.

    • Chevrel O., Harris A., James M., Gurioli L., Patrick M. (2017). Measuring the viscosity of lava using a field viscometer. MeMoVolc “Uncertainty Quantification. Lava Flow Hazard Modelling and Real-Time Source Term Provision, Catania, 21-23 February 2017.
    • Harris A., Chevrel O., Gurioli L., Vlastélic I., Bachèlery P., Moune S., Morin J., Saramito P., Bernabeu N., Villeneuve N., Peltier A., Di Muro A., Calvari S., Favalli M., Coppola D., Tuffen H. (2017). La lave face à la ville: évaluation, réduction des risques et gestion des crises volcaniques effusives. 11ème édition du Workshop Interdisciplinaire sur la Sécurité Globale (WISG), Université Pierre et Marie Currie-Paris, 14-15 September.
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