• E-mailthibaut.barreyre@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 36 55
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
    4A11f - 4102
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My research focuses on the interplay between fluid flow and geological and oceanographic processes in porous media. I approach this topic through a mix of observational work (field and laboratory), data analysis, and modeling (analytical and numerical) with the aim of integrating and reconciling complex flow observations into a coherent theoretical framework. I am especially interested in the mechanisms that perturb -periodically or episodically- fluid flow by changing the thermal and/or stress conditions of the sub-surface crust on short time scales.

My research in three key areas: (i) heat and mass fluxes at deep-sea hydrothermal systems, (ii) the dynamics and variability of hydrothermal flow, and (iii) cause-and-effect relationships between flow variations and sub-surface processes. Each of these three components represents a key piece of the overall puzzle of reconciling observed variability and dynamics of hydrothermal systems with realistic models of sub-surface processes and flow conditions.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Hydrothermal fluid flow triggered by an earthquake in Iceland. Communications Earth & Environment.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Extent and Volume of Lava Flows Erupted at 9°50′N, East Pacific Rise in 2005–2006 From Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Surveys. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Effects of Substrate Composition and Subsurface Fluid Pathways on the Geochemistry of Seafloor Hydrothermal Deposits at the Lucky Strike Vent Field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 1-24.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Discovery of active off-axis hydrothermal vents at 9° 54<sup>0</sup>N East Pacific Rise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Age and Rate of Accumulation of Metal-Rich Hydrothermal Deposits on the Seafloor: The Lucky Strike Vent Field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Shallow-water hydrothermalism at Milos (Greece): Nature, distribution, heat fluxes and impact on ecosystems. Marine Geology.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Extrusive upper crust formation at slow-spreading ridges: Fault steering of lava flows. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • Show author(s) (2020). When clocks are not working: OBS time correction. Seismological Research Letters. 2247-2258.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Terrestrial shallow water hydrothermal outflow characterized from out of space. Marine Geology.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Dispersal of volcaniclastics during lava effusion in the 2012 submarine eruption of Havre Volcano, Kermadec Arc. Frontiers in Earth Science.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Investigating Fine‐Scale Permeability Structure and Its Control on Hydrothermal Activity Along a Fast‐Spreading Ridge (the East Pacific Rise, 9°43′–53′N) Using Seismic Velocity, Poroelastic Response, and Numerical Modeling. Geophysical Research Letters. 11799-11810.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Depth‐Dependent Permeability and Heat Output at Basalt‐Hosted Hydrothermal Systems Across Mid‐Ocean Ridge Spreading Rates. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 1259-1281.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2020). The Norwegian node for the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Conductive Cooling and Microbial Carbon Transformations in Diffuse Hydrothermal Fluids at Loki’s Castle.
Letter to the editor
  • Show author(s) (2022). Tracking Crustal Permeability and Hydrothermal Response During Seafloor Eruptions at the East Pacific Rise, 9°50’N. Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Author Correction: Hydrothermal fluid flow triggered by an earthquake in Iceland (Communications Earth & Environment, (2022), 3, 1, (54), 10.1038/s43247-022-00382-0). Communications Earth & Environment.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2022). Integrating Multidisciplinary Observations in Vent Environments (IMOVE): Decadal Progress in Deep-Sea Observatories at Hydrothermal Vents. Frontiers in Marine Science.

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