I work on problems in volcanology, petrology, geodynamics, fluvial and glacial geomorphology.
Active projects include the eruption cycle, melt focusing and
crustal thickening in arcs, landscape evolution in volcanic
environments, supraglacial hydrology, the origin of unsteadiness in
volcanic eruptions, and the interpretation of long period volcanic
My research involves a combination of theoretical and numerical models, field measurements, and laboratory experiments. (CV is here)
If you want to know more about my pathway through science (and life), you can listen my interview onPeople Behind the Science
1. Karlstrom, L., P. R. Richardson, D. O'Hara, S. Ebmeier, (2017) Magmatic Landscape Construction.
1. Karlstrom, L., S. R. Paterson, A. M. Jellinek, (2017)Areverse energy cascade for crustal magma transport. Accepted at Nature Geoscience
2. Bletery, Q., Thomas, A. M.,Rempel, A. W., Karlstrom, L., Sladen, A., De Barros, L., (2016) "Mega-Earthquakes rupture flat megathrusts", Science, 354, 6315, 1027-1031. link
3. Gill, Y., C. David, I. Demir,
B. T. Essawy, R. W. Fulweiler, J. L. Goodall,
, H. Lee, H. J. Mills, J-H. Oh, S. Pierce, A. Pope, M. W. Tzeng, S. R. Villamizar, X.Yu., (2016) "Towards the Geoscience paper of the future: Best practices for documenting and sharing research from data to software to provenance" Earth and Space Science, 3. pdf
4. Yang, K., Karlstrom, L., Smith, L. C., and Li, M., (2016)"Automatic
High Resolution Satellite Image Registration Using Supraglacial Rivers on the Greenland Ice Sheet." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.
5. Karlstrom, L. and E. M. Dunham (2016), "Excitation and resonance of acoustic-gravity waves in a column of stratified, bubbly magma", Journal of FluidMechanics, 797, 431-470, doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.257pdf
6. Karlstrom, L. and K. Yang (2016), "
Fluvialsupraglacial landscape evolution on the Greenland Ice Sheet," Geophysical Research Letters43, doi:10.1002/2016GL067697. pdf 7. Karlstrom, L., H. M. Wright and C. R. Bacon (2015), "The effect of pressurized magma chamber growth on melt migration and pre-caldera vent locations through time at Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon," Earth and Planetary
Science Letters, 412, 209-219. pdf
Richards, M.A., W. Alvarez, S. Self, L. Karlstrom,
P.R. Renne, M. Manga, C.J. Sprain, J. Smit, L. Vanderkluysen, S. M.
Gibson (2015), "Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the
Chicxulub impact", GSA Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31167.1. pdf 9. Karlstrom, L.,
C.-T.A. Lee and M. Manga, (2014) "The role of magmatic crustal
thickening on arc front migration", Geochemistry, Geophysics,
Geosystems, 15, 2655-2675. pdf 10. Jutzeler, M., R. Marsh, R.J. Carey, J.D.L. White, P.J. Talling and L. Karlstrom, (2014) "On the fate of pumice rafts formed during the 2012 Havre submarine eruption", Nature Communications, 5:3660. 11. Karlstrom, L.,
A. Zok and M. Manga, (2014) "Near-surface permeability in a
supraglacial drainage basin on the Llewellyn glacier, Juneau Ice Field,
British Columbia," The Cryosphere, 8, 2, 537-546. pdf 12. Vandemeulebrouck,
J., R. A. Sohn, M. L. Rudolph, S. Hurwitz, M. Manga, M. J. S.
Johnston, S. A. Soule, D. McPhee, J. M. G. Glen, L. Karlstrom,
F. Murphy (2014), "Eruptions at Lone Star Geyser, Yellowstone National
Park, USA, Part 2: Constraints on Subsurface Dynamics," Journal of
Geophysical Research Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011526. 13. Karlstrom, L.,
P. Gajjar and M. Manga (2013), "Meander formation in supraglacial
streams," Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 118, F20135. pdf 14. Karlstrom, L.,
S. Hurwitz, R. A. Sohn, J. Vandemeulebrouck, F. Murphy, M. L. Rudolph,
M. J. S. Johnston, M. Manga, and R.B. Mcleskey (2013), "Eruptions at
Lone Star Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, USA, Part 1: Energetics
and Eruption Dynamics", Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth,
118, B50251. pdf 15. Rudolph, M.L., M. Manga, S. Hurwitz, M. Johnston, L. Karlstrom, and C.-Y. Wang (2012), "Mechanics of Old Faithful Geyser, Calistoga, California," Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L24308. 16. Karlstrom, L.,
M. L. Rudolph and M. Manga (2012), "Caldera size modulated by the
yield stress in a crystal-rich magma reservoir," Nature Geoscience, 5,
6, 402-405. pdf 17. Karlstrom, L. and M. A.
Richards (2011), "On the evolution of large ultramafic magma chambers
and timescales for flood basalt eruptions," Journal of Geophysical
Research Solid Earth, 116, B08216. pdf 18. Rudolph, M. L., L. Karlstrom
and M. Manga (2011), "A prediction of the longevity of the Lusi mud
volcano, Indonesia" Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 308, 124-130. 19. Karlstrom, L.,
J. Dufek and M. Manga (2010), "Magma chamber stability in arc and
continental crust," Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,
190, 249-270. pdf 20. Karlstrom, L., J. Dufek
and M. Manga (2009), "Organization of volcanic plumbing through
magmatic lensing by magma chambers and volcanic loads," Journal of
Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 114, B10204. pdf 21. Karlstrom, L.
and M. Manga (2006), "Origins and implications of zigzag rift patterns
on lava lakes," Journal of Volcanolgy and Geothermal Research, 154,
1. Dufek, J., C. Huber and L. Karlstrom
(2012), "Magma chamber dynamics and thermodynamics," Chapter in book
'The Mathematics and Physics of Volcanism,' edited by S.A. Fagents,
T.K.P. Gregg, and R.C. Lopez, Cambridge University Press.
play violin and mandolin in American roots and improvisational music groups. B.M. in violin performance from the University of
Oregon in 2006 working with Fritz Gearhart. Band websites below have
schedule of shows.