Professor Herbert Huppert


  • 1989- Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge
  • 1970- Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
  • 1988-1989 Reader in Geophysical Dynamics
  • 1981-1988 University Lecturer
  • 1970-1981 Assistant Director of Research in DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1968-1969 ICI Research Fellow at Cambridge University

At various times visiting scientist at the Australian National University, University of California at San Diego, Canterbury University, Caltech, MIT, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, Tata Institute at Mumbai, University of Western Australia, the Weizmann Institute and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.


  • Carbon dioxide sequestration
  • The flow of granular media
  • Constrained lava flows
  • Exchange flows
  • The fluid mechanics of solidification
  • The sinking of pumice

Selected Publications

  • Huppert, H.E. (2000) "Geological fluid mechanics". In: Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics: A Collective Introduction to Current Research", eds. G. K. Batchelor, H.K. Moffatt and M.G. Worster. Cambridge University Press, pp. 447-506.
  • Huppert, H.E. (2000) "George Keith Batchelor". J. Fluid Mech. 421, 1-14.
  • Huppert, H.E. and Woods, A.W. (2002) "The role of volatiles in magma chamber dynamics", Nature 420, 493-495.
  • Lube, G., Huppert, H.E., Sparks, R.S.J and Hallworth, M.A. (2004) "Axisymmetric collapses of granular columns", J. Fluid Mech. 508, 175-199.
  • Lyle, S., Huppert, H.E., Hallworth, M.A. and Chadwick, A. (2005) "Axisymmetric gravity currents in a porous medium", J. Fluid Mech. 543, 293-302.
  • Huppert, H.E. (2006) "Gravity currents: a personal perspective", J. Fluid Mech. 554, 299-322.
  • Huppert, H.E. and Sparks, R.S.J. (2006) "Extreme Natural Hazards: population growth, globalisation and environmental change", Phil.Trans. R. Soc. A 364, 1875-1888.
  • Peppin, S.S.L., Aussillous, P., Huppert, H.E. and Worster, M.G. (2007) "Steady-state mushy layers: experiments and theory", J. Fluid Mech 570, 69-77.
  • Huppert, H.E. and Hallworth, M.A. (2007) "Bi-directional flows in constrained systems", J. Fluid Mech. 578, 95-112.
  • Bickle, M. Chadwick, A., Huppert, H.E., Hallworth, M.A. and Lyle, S. (2007) "Modelling carbon dioxide accumulation at Sleipner: Implications for underground carbon storage", Earth Planet.Sci.Lett. 255, 164-176.
  • Peppin, S.S.L., Huppert, H.E. and Worster, M.G. (2008) "Steady-state solidification of aqueous ammonium chloride", J. Fluid Mech. 599, 465-476.