Peer reviewed publications (2008-2013)


[46] Stilgoe, J., Watson I.M., and Kuo, K., From Bio to Geo: Learning from public engagement in new technologies, PLOS Biology, 11, 11, e1001707


[45] Murray, S.J., Watson, I.M., Prentice, I.C., The use of dynamic global vegetation models for simulating hydrology and the potential integration of satellite observation, PiPG, doi:10.1177/0309133312460072



[44] Kuo, K.A., Watson, I.M. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'The SPICE project: an example of geoengineering research', Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Practical Responses to Climate Change, pp 479


[43] Pope, F.D., Braesicke, P., Grainger, R.G, Kalberer, M.,  Watson, I.M., Davidson, P.J., Cox. R.A., Stratospheric aerosol particles and solar radiation management, Nature Climate Change, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1528


[42] Johnston, E. N., Phillips, J.C., Bonadonna, C., and Watson, I.M., Reconstructing the tephra dispersal pattern from the Bronze Age eruption of Santorini using an advection-diffusion model, Bulletin of Volcanology, Volume 74, Number 6, pp 1485-1507


[41] Henney, L.A., Rodriguez, L.A.,  Watson, I.M.,  A comparison of sulphur dioxide retrieval techniques using mini UV spectrometers and ASTER Imagery at Lascar volcano, Bulletin of Volcanology, 2012, Volume 74, Number 2, Pages 589-594



[40] Thomas, H.E., Watson, I.M., Carn, S.A., Prata, A.J., Realmuto, V.J., A comparison of AIRS, MODIS and OMI sulphur dioxide retrievals in volcanic clouds,  submitted to Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Special Issue:  Passive satellite techniques and ground-based investigations for volcanic activity monitoring (editor N.Pergola), Volume 2, No. 3, 217-232


[39]  A. Stohl, A. J. Prata, S. Eckhardt, L. Clarisse, A. Durant, S. Henne, N. I. Kristiansen, A. Minikin, U. Schumann, P. Seibert, K. Stebel, H. E. Thomas, T. Thorsteinsson, K. Tørseth, and B. Weinzierl, Determination of time- and height-resolved volcanic ash emissions for quantitative ash dispersion modeling: the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption

Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 5541-5588, doi:10.5194/acpd-11-5541-2011


[38] Williams, D.B., Thomas H.E., An assessment of volcanic hazards to aviation - a case study from the 2009 Sarychev Peak eruption, submitted to Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Special Issue:  Passive satellite techniques and ground-based investigations for volcanic activity monitoring (editor N.Pergola).


[37] H. E. Thomas and A. J. Prata, Sulphur dioxide as a volcanic ash proxy during the April/May 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland, ACPD, Vol.11, pp. 7757-7780


[36] Holland, A.S.P., Watson, I.M., Phillips, J.C., Carrichi L., Dalton, M.P., Degassing processes during lava dome growth: Insights from Santiaguito lava dome, Guatemala , Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,




[35] Doherty, G.M.,Brenguier J.L., Brunner D, Buongiorno M.F.,Carboni E., Clerbaux C., Corradini S., De Leeuw G., Elbern H., Engelen R.,Fritzsche P., Gobbi G.P., Holmlund K., Höpfner M., Husson P., Kahn R.,Malingreau J.P., Mannstein H., Munro R., Papineau N, Pergola N., Prata A.J.,Remedios J., Richter A., Rix M., Rose W., Schneider D., Seibert P., Stammes P.,Theys N., Watson I.M., Werner T, Zehner, C.2010, Chapter 4. Recommendations,  in 'Monitoring volcanic ash from space, ESA-EUMETSAT workshop on the 14th April to 23rd May eruption of Eyjafjöll volcano, South Icelend', ed. Kluas Zehner, STM-280: 50-57


[34] Watson, I.M., Schneider, D.J., Saunders, R., Thoradson, T., Thomas, H.E., Zehner, C., Rose,  W.I.,and Prata A.J., 2010, Chapter 1. Are we making best use of existing observing systems to adress the problems created by the Eyjafjöll eruption?,  in 'Monitoring volcanic ash from space, ESA-EUMETSAT workshop on the 14th April to 23rd May eruption of Eyjafjöll volcano, South Iceland', ed. Kluas Zehner, STM-280: 10-25


[33] Martin, R.S., Sawyer,G.M., Spampinato, L.,  Salerno, G.G., Ramirez, C., Ilyinskaya, E., Witt, M.L.I., Mather, T.A.,

Watson, I.M., and Oppenheimer, C., An inventory of gas and aerosol emissions from Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth


[32] Dalton, M.P., Waite, G.P., Watson, I.M., Nadeau, P.A., Multiparameter quantification of gas release during weak Strombolian eruptions at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2010GL042617


[31] Thomas, H.E., Watson, I.M., Observations of volcanic emissions from space: current and future perspectives. Natural Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-009-9471-3



[30] Dalton M.P., Watson I.M., Nadeau P.N., Werner, C and Morrow W., Calibration of the UV Camera remote sensing technique for measuring SO2 in point source plumes, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.09.013


[29] Kearney C., Watson I.M., An ash correction for the 8.6 micron SO2 retrieval, Journal of Geophysical Research



[28] Durant, A., Harrison, S.P., Watson, I.M., Balkanski, Y., Sensitivity of direct radiative forcing to dust particle characteristics, Progress in Physical Geography 2009 33: 80-102


[27] Kearney C., Watson., I.M., Bluth, G.J.S., Carn, S., Realmuto, V.J., A comparision of thermal infrared and ultraviolet retreivals of SO2 in the cloud produced by the 2003 Al-Mishaq state sulfur plant fire, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L10807, doi:10.1029/2009GL038215


[26] Thomas H.E., Watson I.M., Kearney C.K., Carn S.A., Murray S.J., A multi-sensor comparison of sulphur dioxide emissions from the 2005 eruption of Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos Islands, Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.02.019  



[25] Bouquet, T., Kinoshita, K., Watson, I.M., Observing SO2 emissions at Japanese volcanoes using an ultraviolet imaging camera, Proc. 14th CEReS International Symposium and SKYNET workshop on “Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere for Better Understanding of Climate Change”, Chiba Univ., Nov. 13-14, 2008, pp.173-176


[24] Phillips, J.C., Yamamoto, H., Watson, I.M., and Bluth, G.J.S., Ground-based measurement of ash distribution in volcanic plumes, Proc. Appl. Math. Mech., 10.1002/pamm.200701030


[23] Kearney, C.S., Dean, K., Realmuto, V.J.R., Watson, I.M., Dehn, J.,  Observations of SO2 production and transport from Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka using the Moderate Resolution Infrared Radiometer (MODIS), International Journal of Remote Sensing (Special Issue Eds. Tueew and Ernst), Volume 29, Issue 22, DOI: 10.1080/01431160802168392


[22] McCarthy, E.B.,  Bluth, G.J.S., Watson, I.M.,  Tupper, A., Detection and analysis of the volcanic clouds associated with the August 18 and 28, 2000 eruptions of Miyakejima volcano, Japan, International Journal of Remote Sensing (Special Issue Eds. Tueew and Ernst), Volume 29, Issue 22, DOI: 10.1080/01431160802168400


[21] Rodriguez, L.A.,  Watson, I.M.,  Edmonds, M.E., Ryan, G.,  Hards, V.,  Oppenheimer, C.M.M., Bluth, G.J.S., SO2 loss rates in the plume emitted by Soufiere Hills volcano, Montserrat, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 173, Issues 1-2, Pages 135-147


[20] Yamamoto, H., Watson, I.M., Phillips, J.C., and Bluth, G.J.S., Rise dynamics and ash  absorbances in Vulcanian eruption plumes at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala, revealed using a UV imaging camera, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L08812, doi:10.1029/2008GL033675


[19] Matiella, M.A., Watson, I.M.,  Rose, W.I., Bluth, G.J.S., Volcanic Emissions from Popocatepetl, Mexico, Quantified using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) infrared data, accepted to Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.09.010


[18] Branan, Y. K., Harris, A.J., Watson, I.M., Phillips, J.C., Horton, K., Williams-Jones, G., and  Garbeil, H.,  Investigation of at-vent entrainment using thermal infrared radiometers at Masaya volcano, Nicaragua, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,  doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.07.021