I am interested in magma genesis and volatile solubility on exoplanets, Earth, and solar system bodies, the timescales of events in magmatic systems, geothermometry, volcano science and hazards, high-silica magmatic systems, and how our planet's volcanologic and petrologic mechanisms can be used to understand those on other planets and moons.
My current research projects use experimental petrology to study exoplanet surfaces and use diffusion chronometry to examine timescales of effusive eruptions at Yellowstone.
Experimental determination of crust compositions and anhydrous solidi of rocky planets orbiting other stars.
Part of ASU-NExSS
Development of a new diffusion chronometry method to compare pre-eruptive timescales from Fe-rich clinopyroxene to timescales from other minerals. This project examines the last events recorded by minerals in the Scaup Lake flow, a Yellowstone post-caldera rhyolite.
Development of a new clinopyroxene-liquid geothermometer specifically calibrated for the low-Al, high-Fe clinopyroxene found in high-silica igneous systems.
Brugman, K.K., and Till, C.B. (2019) A low-aluminum clinopyroxene-liquid geothermometer for high-silica magmatic systems. American Mineralogist, 104, 996–1004, 10.2138/am-2019-6842.
Dissertation: Timescales and Characteristics of Magma Generation in Earth and Exoplanets
Honors thesis: Understanding the History of Arabia Terra, Mars Through Crater-Based Tests
* invited # talk
I talked about my exoplanet experiments and 'Star Trek: Picard' on the 'Strange New Worlds' science and Trek podcast
| Listen to Episode 89: Strange New Melts |
School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE)
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
kara [dot] brugman [at] gmail [dot] com
kara [dot] brugman [at] asu [dot] edu