Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Benoit Taisne

Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment

Email: btaisne@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 65922527
Office: N2 01B 25
Asst Prof Benoit Taisne

Biography
After receiving BSc and MSc degrees in Geosciences from the Ecole Normal Superieure de Paris, France, Benoit Taisne obtained his PhD at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France. His post-doctoral research conducted him to work in different volcano observatories, Piton de la Fournaise (La Reunion, Indian Ocean), La Soufriere (Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles) and Soufriere Hills Volcano (Montserrat, Lesser Antilles) to analyse both magma migration and dome emplacement.
Since July 2012, Benoit Taisne is a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, and an Assistant Professor at the Division of Earth Sciences.
Research Interests
Benoit Taisne’s current research focuses on the early anticipation of the style and size of volcanic eruptions. He uses new tomographic methods (muon telescopes) to shed light on two crucial parts of the volcanic system that have so far remained elusive for volcanologists and hazard managers, and which are key inputs for ash dispersal models:
- The structure (i.e. density distribution) and geometry of the volcanic conduit,
- The characteristics of ash columns.

Results from the muon tomography experiments will be complemented by more traditional data and methods from different disciplines like geophysics (seismologic studies), geodesy (GPS studies), and geochemistry (petrology and gas chemistry). All these data will be jointly inverted in near real-time with physics-based models of magma migration to get quantitative values for key physical parameters controlling the eruption style, and hence anticipate the style and size of eruptions to come.

His main research interests are:
- Magma migration
- Eruption dynamic
- Development of realtime monitoring technics
- Numerical simulation
- Laboratory experiments in fluids dynamics
Current Projects
  • Causes, Processes, and Forecasts of Eruptions of Open Vent Volcanoes in SE Asia
  • Causes, Processes, and Forecasts of Eruptions of Open Vent Volcanoes in SE Asia
  • Detecting and Tracking volcanic ash Using Social Media Data
  • Dike-Magma Reservoir Interaction: An Analogue Perspective
  • Dynamic Dyke
  • Field and experimental investigation of magma transport and arrest: The effect of discontinuities and heterogeneity in Earth's crust
  • Field and experimental investigation of magma transport and arrest: The effects of discontinuities and heterogeneity in Earth's crust
  • Infrasound
  • Infrasound to Ash
  • Lab Volcanoes
  • MUON
  • Magma Dynamic
  • On The Feasibility To Mine GPS Data To Remotely Assess Regional Volcanic Hazard
  • Real time spatial sonification of Nature's furies using infrasound sensors installed at NTU
  • Study On Likelihood Of Prolonged Period Of Volcanic Ash Coverage Over Singapore And The Asean Countries
  • Study On Likelihood Of Prolonged Period Of Volcanic Ash Coverage Over Singapore And The Singapore Flight Information Region
Selected Publications
  • Perttu, A., Taisne, B., Williams, R., and Tailpied, D. (2018, April). Quantifying detection capability of a regional infrasound network using a combination of film sound techniques and array processing. Paper presented at European Geophysical Union, Abstract.
  • Perttu, A., Taisne, B. and Tailpied, D. (2018, April). Remote monitoring of eruptive events in SE Asia: Detection capability of SE Asia infrasound network in terms of minimum plume height. Paper presented at European Geophysical Union, Abstract.
  • Tailpied D., Taisne B., Perttu A. (2017, December). On a better assessment of infrasound network detection capabilities in Southeast Asia. Paper presented at American Geophysical Union, Abstract.
  • Perttu, A., Williams, R., Taisne, B. and Tailpied, D. (2017, December). Sound Is Sound: Film sound techniques and infrasound data array processing.. Paper presented at American Geophysical Union, Abstract.
  • Tailpied D, Taisne B, Perttu A. (2017, March). Listening for volcanoes in SE ASIA: regional detection capability for infrasound using realistic atmospheric specifications. Paper presented at International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, Abstract.

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