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Professor Shane Cronin

Professor Shane Cronin

IAE, Massey University

Phone:+64 6 356 9099 x 84871
Fax:+64 6 350 5632
Mobile:+64 21 228 9882

Tertiary education

  • 1997
  • Ph.D. Earth Science Massey University (Volcanic geology of the Northwestern Tongariro National Park)
  • 1992
  • BSc.(Hons) - 1st Class Massey University
  • 1991
  • BSc. Earth Science Massey University


  • 2012
  • Plenary Lecture, Geosciences 2012 Conference, Hamilton
  • PI, MBIE/Natural Hazards Platform “Faster Rebuilds with MRCGE” $287k, 3 yrs
  • Panel Member – Physical Sciences, 2012 NZ PBRF Quality evaluation
  • 2011
  • Science Leader, Massey tasks in Natural Hazards Platform, $2.89 million, 4 yrs
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship
  • 2010
  • Invited Presenter, Cities on Volcanoes 6, Tenerife, Spain
  • Invited Keynote presenter at State of the Arc, Syros and Santorini, Greece
  • 2009
  • Keynote Lecturer, 11th Volcán De Colima Meeting, Mexico
  • PI, FRST-IIOF “Facing Auckland’s Volcanism” $966k, 3 yrs
  • PI, Marsden Fund “Exploding the pyroclastic-flow enigma with life-scalable experiments” $789k, 3 yrs
  • 2008
  • Invited Presenter, IAVCEI Congress, Iceland
  • Invited Presenter, Asian International Symposium on Modelling Volcanic Eruption for Volcanic Hazard Assessment, Indonesia
  • 2007
  • Keynote Presenter, IAVCEI, Cities on Volcanoes 5, Japan
  • Keynote Presenter, Geological Society of NZ, Tauranga
  • 2006
  • Keynote Presenter, IAVCEI, Cities On Volcanoes 4, Ecuador
  • 2005
  • PI, Marsden Fund “Capturing a life-sized lahar” $740k, 3 yrs
  • 2003-05
  • PI, FRST-PGST “Living with volcanic risk”, $4.25 million, 6 yrs
  • Invited Presenter, Western Pacific Geophysical Union, Hawaii
  • Keynote Presenter, 17th Australian Geological Congress
  • 2002
  • Expert Member, Intl. Volcanic Health Hazard Network, IAVCEI
  • 2000
  • Lifetime Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Germany)
  • 1998
  • Hochstetter Lecturer, Geological Society of New Zealand
  • W. Pullar Publication Award, Geological Society of NZ.
  • M.L. Leamy Publication Award, NZ Society of Soil Science.
  • Royal Society of N.Z. Travel Award.
  • 1997
  • N. Z. Science and Technology Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Claude McCarthy Fellowship.
  • 1995
  • Royal Society of N. Z. Young Scientist Award
  • Helen E. Akers Scholarship
  • Tongariro Natural History Society Memorial Award
  • 1992
  • Helen E. Akers Scholarship
  • N. Z. Vice-Chancellors Committee PhD. Scholarship
  • 1990
  • Massey Scholarship
  • 1988
  • Horowhenua Scholarship

Employment Record

  • 2010
  • Professor in Earth Science, Massey University
  • 2008-10
  • Associate Professor, INR, Massey University
  • 2007-08
  • Director, Volcanic Risk Solutions, Massey University
  • 2003-07
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (04-) INR, Massey University
  • 2001-03
  • Scientist; Abt. Vulkanologie und Petrologie, GEOMAR, Christian-Albrechts Universitaet Kiel, Germany
  • 2000-01
  • Research Officer; Massey University
  • 1997-00
  • NZ S&T Post Doctoral Fellow; Massey University/Sth. Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), Fiji.

Other Information

  • PI and research leader for research programmes in volcanic risk, physical volcanology, probabilistic risk quantification, emergency management and geo-health, agriculture and environmental chemistry from MBIE, Natural Hazards Research Platform, Marsden, EQC, UNESCO, NZAid, SOPAC.
  • Published >135 refereed works 101 journal articles, 8 book chapters, 8 refereed proceedings, 19 other refereed reports), 39 popular articles, >280 conference abstracts.
  • Leader of rapid-response programmes for emergency scientific advice in NZ and the SW Pacific, e.g: 1995/96, 2007 Ruapehu; 2003 Lopevi, Vanuatu; 2005 Ambrym and Ambae, Vanuatu.
  • Led developmental projects in the area of volcanic risk management in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, for NZODA, UNDP, and SOPAC.
Professor Shane Cronin
Hawaii 2003

Research Themes

  • Physical volcanology, especially mass-flow processes and volcanic sedimentology
  • Volcanic hazard and risk assessment
  • The interaction between volcanism, the environment and human communities
  • Hazard and risk communication
  • Participatory community hazard and emergency management planning
  • Volcanic impacts on agriculture
  • Volcanic fluoride and human health
  • Volcanic processes and landscape/soil development
  • Oral traditions and cultural practices/beliefs related to volcanism

Current Research Programs

  • Facing the Challenge of Auckland’s Volcanism: A 3-year program that will use a ‘sister volcano’ approach with a volcanic field in South Korea to better understand the behaviour, evolution and time—varying hazards of distributed basaltic volcanic systems, such as the Auckland Volcanic Field. Funded by the New Zealand Foundation for Research Science and Technology’s International Investment Opportunity Fund.
  • Building a geochemically- constrained time-varying eruption hazard forecasting model for Mt Taranaki: An Earthquake Commission of New Zealand funded project looking at developing a time-varying hazard model for Mt Taranaki, New Zealand
  • Learning to live with volcanic risk: A large multi-disciplinary program that aims to build NZ’s resilience to volcanic risk, especially from the andesite stratovolcanoes of the central and western North Island, funded by the New Zealand Foundation for Research Science and Technology (Public Good Science and Technology).
  • Capturing the secrets of a life-sized lahar: a study to understand the rheology and internal dynamics of future lahars at Ruapehu volcano and to develop methods to numerically simulate these hazards. Funded by the Royal Society of NZ, Marsden Fund.
  • Participatory methods applied to community emergency management planning.
  • Evaluation of volcanic oral traditions and volcanic cultural practices as tools for hazard mitigation and preparedness.
  • Volcanic health and environmental/agricultural hazards from gas and ash fall in NZ and the SW Pacific


  • Journal Articles

  • Green, R.M., Bebbington, M.S., Cronin, S.J., Jones G., 2013: Geochemical precursors for eruption repose length. Geophysical Journal International 193: 855-873.
  • Allibone, R., Cronin, S.J., Charley., D.T., Neall, V.E., Stewart, R.B., Oppenheimer, C., 2012: Dental fluorosis linked to degassing of Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu: a novel exposure pathway. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 34: 155-170.
  • Brenna, M, Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E.M., Mass, R., Sohn, Y.K., 2012: How small-volume basaltic magmatic systems develop: A case study from the Jeju Island Volcanic Field, Korea. Journal of Petrology 53: 985-1018.
  • Brenna, M., Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E.M., Sohn, Y-K., Maas, R., 2012: Spatio-temporal evolution of a dispersed magmatic system and its implications for volcano growth, Jeju Island Volcanic Field, Korea. Lithos 148: 337-352.
  • Kereszturi, G., Procter, J.N., Cronin, S.J., Nemeth, K., Bebbington, M., Lindsay, J., 2012: LiDAR-based quantification of lava flow susceptibility in the City of Auckland (New Zealand). Remote Sensing of the Environment 125: 198-213.
  • Lube, G., Cronin, S.J., Manville, V., Procter, J.N., Cole, S.E., Freundt, A. 2012. Energy growth in laharic mass flows. Geology 40: 475-478.
  • Nemeth K., Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E.M, Agustin Flores, J., 2012: Amplified hazard of small-volume monogenetic eruptions due to environmental controls, Orakei Basin, Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology 74: 2121-2137.
  • Pardo N., Cronin, S.J., Palmer, A.S., Procter, J., Smith, I.E.M., 2012: Andesitic plinian eruptions at Mt Ruapehu: quantifying the uppermost limits of eruptive parameters. Bulletin of Volcanology 74: 1161-1185.
  • Pardo, N., Cronin, S.J., Palmer, A.S., Nemeth, K., 2012: Reconstructing the largest explosive eruptions of Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand: lithostratigraphic tools to understand subplinian-plinian eruptions at andesitic volcanoes. Bulletin of Volcanology 74: 617-640.
  • Platz, T., Cronin, S.J., Procter, J.N., Neall, V.E., Foley, S. 2012: Non-explosive, dome-forming eruptions at Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. Geomorphology 136: 15-30.
  • Procter, J.N., Cronin, S.J., Sheridan, M.F., 2012: Evaluation of Titan2D modelling Forecasts for the 2007 Crater Lake break-out Lahar, Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. Geomorphology 136: 95-105.
  • Sohn, Y.K., Cronin, S.J., Brenna M., Smith, I.E.M., Németh, K., White, J.D.L., Murtagh R.M., Jeon, Y.M., Kwon, C.W., 2012: Ilchulbong tuff cone, Jeju Island, Korea, revisited: A compound monogenetic volcano involving multiple magma pulses, shifting vents, and discrete eruptive phases. Geological Society of America Bulletin 124: 259-274.
  • Turner, S., Caulfield, J., Rushmer, T., Turner, M., Cronin, S., Smith, I., Handley, H., 2012: Magma evolution in the primitive, intra-oceanic Tonga arc. Rapid petrogenesis of dacites at Fonualei volcano. Journal of Petrology 53: 2131-1253.
  • Wilson T., Cole, J., Johnston, D., Cronin, S., Stewart, C., Dantas, A. 2012: Short- and long-term evacuation of people and livestock during a volcanic crisis: lessons from the 1991 eruption of Volcan Hudson, Chile. Journal of Applied Volcanology 1:2.
  • Zernack, A.V., Cronin, S.J., Bebbington, M.S., Price, R.C., Smith, I.E.M., Stewart, R.B., Procter, J.N., 2012: Forecasting catastrophic stratovolcano collapse: a model based on Mount Taranaki, New Zealand. Geology 40: 983-986.
  • Zernack, A.V., Price, R.C., Smith, I.E.M., Cronin, S.J., Stewart, R.B., 2012: Temporal evolution of a high-k andesitic magmatic system: Taranaki Volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Petrology 53 325-363.
  • Turner, M.B., Cronin, S.J., Bebbington, M.S., Smith, I.E.M., Stewart, R.B., 2011: Integrating records of explosive and effusive activity from proximal and distal sequences: Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. Quaternary International 246: 364-373.
  • Moebis, A., Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Smith, I.E.M, 2011: Unravelling a complex volcanic history from fine-grained, intricate Holocene ash sequences at the Tongariro Volcanic Centre, New Zealand. Quaternary International 246: 352-363.
  • Zernack, A.V., Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Procter, J.N., 2011: A medial to distal volcaniclastic record of an andesitic stratovolcano: detailed stratigraphy of the ring-plain succession of south-west Taranaki, New Zealand. International Journal of Earth Sciences 100: 1937-1966.
  • Keigler, R., Thouret, J-C., Hodgson, K.A., Neall, V.E., Lecointre, J., Procter, J.N., Cronin, S.J., 2011: The Whangaehu Formation: debris-avalanche and lahar deposits from ancestral Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Geomorphology 133: 57-79.
  • Caulfield, J.T., Cronin, S.J., Turner, S.P., Cooper, L.B., 2011: Mafic Plinian volcanism and ignimbrite emplacement at Tofua volcano, Tonga, Bulletin of Volcanology 73: 1259-1277.
  • Goff, J., Chagué-Goff, C., Dominey-Howes D., McAdoo, B. Cronin S., Bonté-Grapetin, M., Nichol, S., Horrocks, M., Cisternas, M., Lamarche, G., Pelletier, B., Jaffe, B., Dudley, W., 2011: Palaeotsunamis in the Pacific Islands. Earth-Science Reviews 107: 141-146.
  • Doyle, E.E., Cronin, S.J., Thouret, J-C., 2011: Defining conditions for bulking and debulking in lahars. Geological Society of America Bulletin 123: 1234-1246.
  • Turner, M.B., Cronin, S.J., Bebbington, M., Smith, I.E.M., Stewart, R.B., 2011: Relating magma composition to eruption variability at andesitic volcanoes: A case study from Mount Taranaki, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin 123: 2005-2015.
  • Rodado, A., Bebbington, M.S., Noble, A., Cronin, S.J., 2011: On selection of analogue volcanoes. Mathematical Geosciences 43: 505-519.
  • Wilson, T.M., Cole, J.W., Stewart, C., Cronin, S.J., Johnston, D.M., 2011: Ash Storms: Impacts of wind remobilised volcanic ash on rural communities and agriculture following the 1991 Hudson eruption, southern Patagonia, Chile. Bulletin of Volcanology 73: 223-239.
  • Wilson, T.M., Cole, J.W. Cronin, S.J., Johnston, D.M., Stewart, C., 2011. Impacts on agriculture following the 1991 eruption of Vulcan Hudson, Patagonia: lessons for recovery. Natural Hazards 57: 185-212.
  • Nemeth, K., Cronin, S.J., 2011: Drivers of explosivity and elevated hazard in basaltic fissure eruptions: the 1913 eruption of Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu (SW- Pacific). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 201: 194-209.
  • Lube G, Cronin S.J., Thouret J.C., Surono, 2011: Kinematic characteristics of pyroclastic density currents at Merapi and controls on their avulsion from natural and engineered channels. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123, 1127-1140.
  • Brenna, M., Cronin, S.J., Nemeth, K., Smith, I.E.M., Sohn, Y-K., 2011: The influence of magma plumbing complexity on monogenetic eruptions, Jeju Island, Korea. Terra Nova 23: 70-75.
  • Bebbington, M.S., Cronin S.J., 2011: Spatio-temporal hazard estimation in the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand, with a new event-order model. Bulletin of Volcanology 73: 55–72.
  • Brenna, M., Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E., Sohn, Y-K., Nemeth, K., 2010: Mechanisms driving polymagmatic activity at a monogenetic volcano, Udo volcano, Jeju Island, South Korea. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 160: 931-950.
  • Stewart, R.B., Németh, K., Cronin, S.J., 2010: Is Efate (Vanuatu, SW Pacific) a result of subaerial or submarine eruption? An alternative model for the 1 Ma Efate Pumice Formation. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2: 306-320.
  • Nemeth, K., Cronin, S.J., Haller, M.J., Brenna, M., Csillag, G., 2010: Modern analogues for Miocene to Pleistocene alkali basaltic phreatomagmatic fields in the Pannonian Basin: "soft-substrate" to "combined" aquifer controlled phreatomagmatism in intraplate volcanic fields. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2: 339-361.
  • Carrivick, J.L., Manville, V., Graettinger A., Cronin, S.J., 2010: Coupled fluid dynamics-sediment transport modelling of a Crater Lake break-out lahar: Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology 388: 399-413.
  • Doyle, E.E., Cronin, S.J., Cole, S.E., Thouret, J-C., 2010: The coalescence and organisation of lahars at Semeru volcano, Indonesia. Bulletin of Volcanology 72: 961–970.
  • Thouret J-C., Gupta A., Lube G., Liew S.C., Cronin S.J., Surono, 2010: The 2006 pyroclastic deposits of Merapi Volcano, Java, Indonesia: High-spatial resolution IKONOS images and complementary ground based observations. Remote Sensing of the Environment 114: 1169-1167.
  • Dumaisnil, C., Thouret, J-C., Chambon, G., Doyle, E.E., Cronin, S.J., Surono, 2010: Hydraulic, physical and rheological characteristics of rain-triggered lahars at Semeru volcano, Indonesia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35, 1573–1590.
  • Procter, J.N., Cronin, S.J., Fuller, I.C., Sheridan, M.F., Neall, V.E., and Keys, H. 2010: Lahar hazard assessment using Titan2D for an alluvial fan with rapidly changing geomorphology: Whangaehu River, Mt. Ruapehu. Geomorphology 116: 162-174.
  • Procter, J.N., Cronin, S.J., Fuller, I.C., Lube, G., Manville, V. 2010: Quantifying the geomorphic impacts of a lake-breakout lahar, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand. Geology 38: 67-70.
  • Wilson, T.M., Stewart, C., Cole, J.W., Johnston, D.M., Cronin, S.J., 2010: Vulnerability of farm water supply systems to volcanic ash fall. Environmental Earth Science 61: 675-688.
  • Procter, J.N., Cronin, S.J., Platz, T., Patra, A., Dalbey, K., Sheridan, M., Neall, V., 2010: Mapping Block-and-ash flow hazards based on Titan2D simulations; a case study from Mt Taranaki, NZ. Natural Hazards 53: 483–501.
  • Bani, P., Join, J-L., Cronin, S.J., Lardy, M. Rouet, I., Garaebiti, E. 2009: Characteristics of the summit lakes of Ambae volcano and their potential for generating lahars, Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Science 9: 1471-1478.
  • Németh, K., Cronin, S., 2009. Volcanic structures and oral traditions of volcanism of Western Samoa (SW Pacific) and their implications for hazard education. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 186: 223-237.
  • Joyce, E., Samsonov, S., Manville, V., Jongens, R. Graettinger, A.H., Cronin, S.J., 2009: Remote sensing data types and techniques for lahar path detection: a case study at Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. Remote Sensing of Environment 113: 1778-1786.
  • Cole, S.E., Cronin, S.J., Sherburn, S., Manville, V., 2009: Seismic signals of snow-slurry lahars in motion: 25 September 2007, Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters 36, L09405.
  • Stewart, C., Pizzolon, L., Wilson, T., Leonard, G., Dewar, D., Johnston, D. and Cronin, S., 2009: Can volcanic ash poison water supplies? Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5(4): 713-716.
  • Bani P., Oppenheimer, C. Tsanev, V.I., Carn, S.A., Cronin, S.J., Crimp, R., Calkins, J.A., Charley, D. Lardy, M., 2009: Surge in sulphur and halogen degassing from Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu. Bulletin of Volcanology 71: 1159-1168.
  • Procter, J.N., Cronin, S.J., Zernack, A.V., 2009: Landscape and Sedimentary Response to Catastrophic Debris Avalanches, Western Taranaki, New Zealand, Sedimentary Geology 220: 271-287.
  • Zernack, A., Procter, J., Cronin, S.J., 2009: Sedimentary signatures of cyclic growth and destruction of stratovolcanoes: a case study from Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology 220: 288-305.
  • Németh, K., Cronin, S.J., Stewart, R.B., Charley, D. 2009: Intra- and extra-caldera volcaniclastic facies and geomorphic characteristics of a frequently active mafic island–arc volcano, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Sedimentary Geology 220: 256-270.
  • Turner, M., Bebbington, M., Cronin, S.J., Stewart, R.B., 2009. Merging Eruption Datasets: Towards an Integrated Holocene Eruptive Record of Mt Taranaki, New Zealand, Bulletin of Volcanology 71: 903-918.
  • Lube, G., Cronin, S.J., Procter, J.N., 2009: Explaining the extreme mobility of volcanic ice slurry flows, Ruapehu Volcano, New Zealand. Geology 37: 15-18.
  • Németh, K., Cronin, S.J. 2009. Phreatomagmatic volcanic hazards where rift-systems meet the sea, a study from Ambae Island, Vanuatu. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 180: 246-258.
  • Carrivick, J., Manville, V., Cronin, S.J., 2009: A Fluid Dynamics Approach To Modelling The 18th March 2007 Lahar at Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand, Bulletin of Volcanology 71: 153-169.
  • Turner, M.B., Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E., Stewart, R.B., Neall, V.E., 2008. Eruption episodes and magma recharge events in andesitic systems; Mt Taranaki, New Zealand, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 177: 1063-1076.
  • Bebbington, M., Cronin, S.J., Chapman, I., Turner, M.B. 2008. Quantifying volcanic ashfall hazard to electricity infrastructure. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 177: 1055-1062.
  • Handley, H.K., Turner, S.P., Smith, I.E.M., Stewart, R.B., Cronin, S.J., 2008: Rapid timescales of differentiation and evidence for crustal contamination at intra-oceanic arcs: Geochemical and U-Th-Ra-Sr-Nd isotopic constraints from Lopevi Volcano, Vanuatu, SW Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 273: 184-194.
  • Cashman, K.V., Cronin, S.J., 2008: Welcoming a monster to the world: Myths, oral tradition, and modern societal response to volcanic disasters. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 176: 407-418. http://dx/doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.01.040.
  • Turner, M.B., Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E.M., Bebbington, M., Stewart, R.B., 2008: Using titanomagnetite textures to elucidate volcanic eruption histories. Geology 36: 31-34.
  • Turner, M.B., Cronin, S.J., Bebbington, M.S., Platz, T., 2008: Developing a probabilistic eruption forecast for dormant volcanoes; a case study from Mt Taranaki, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology 70: 507-515. DOI: 10.1007/s00445-007-0151-4.
  • Németh, K., Cronin, S.J., White, J.D.L.., 2007. Kuwae Caldera and Climate Confusion, The Open Geology Journal (Dubai), Bentham Publishing Ltd., vol. 1, pp. 7-15.
  • Manville, V. and Cronin, S.J., 2007: Breakout lahar from New Zealand’s Crater Lake, EOS, Transactions (AGU) 88(43): 441-442.
  • Platz, T., Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E., Turner, M.B. Stewart, R.B., 2007, Improving the reliability of microprobe-based analyses of andesitic glass for tephra correlation, Holocene, v. 17, p 573-583.
  • Lube, G., Cronin, S.J., Platz, T., Freundt, W., Procter, J.N., Henderson, C.J., Sheridan, M.J. 2007: Flow and deposition of pyroclastic granular flows: a type example from the 1975 Ngauruhoe eruption, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 161: 165-186.
  • Platz, T., Cronin, S.J., Cashman, K.V., Stewart, R.B., Smith, I.E.M., 2007: Transitions from effusive to explosive phases in andesite eruptions – a case-study from the AD1655 eruption of Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 161: 15-34.
  • Nemeth, K., Cronin, S.J., 2007: Syn- and post-eruptive erosion, gully formation, and morphological evolution of a tephra ring in tropical climate erupted in 1913 in West Ambrym, Vanuatu. Geomorpology 86: 115-130.
  • Stewart, C., Johnston, D.M., Leonard, G., Horwell, C., Thordarsson, T., Cronin, S.J., 2006: Modelling contamination of water supplies by volcanic ashfall. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 158: 296-306.
  • Nemeth, K., Cronin, S.J., Charley, D., Harrison, M., Garae, E., 2006 : Exploding lakes in Vanuatu — “Surtseyan-style” eruptions witnessed on Ambae Island. Episodes 29(2): 87-92.
  • Schwarzkopf, L.M., Schmincke, H-U., Cronin, S.J. 2005: A conceptual model for block-and-ash flow basal avalanche transport and deposition, based on deposit architecture of 1998 and 1994 Merapi flows. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 139: 117-134.
  • Cronin, S.J., Ferland, M. A., Terry, J. P. 2004: Nabukelevu volcano (Mt. Washington), Kadavu – a source of hitherto unknown volcanic hazard in Fiji. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research 131: 371-396.
  • Cronin, S.J., Gaylord, D.R., Charley, D., Wallez, S., Alloway, B., Esau, J. 2004: Participatory methods of incorporating scientific with traditional knowledge for volcanic hazard management on Ambae Island, Vanuatu. Bulletin of Volcanology 66: 652-668.
  • Cronin, S.J., Petterson, M.G., Taylor, P.W., Biliki, R., 2004: Maximising multi-stakeholder participation in government and community volcanic hazard management programs, a case study from Savo, Solomon Islands. Natural Hazards 33: 105-136.
  • Loganathan, P, Hedley, M. J., Grace, N.D., Lee, J., Cronin, S.J., Bolan, N.S., Zanders, J.M., 2003: Fertiliser contaminants in New Zealand grazed pasture with special reference to cadmium and fluorine: a review. Australian Journal of Soil Research 41: 501-532.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Lecointre, J.A., Hedley, M.J., Loganathan, P., 2003: Environmental hazards of fluoride in volcanic ash: a case study from Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 121: 271-291.
  • Lecointre, J., Hodgson, K., Neall, V., Cronin, S. 2004: Lahar-triggering mechanisms and hazard at Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Natural Hazards 31: 85-109.
  • Petterson, M.G., Cronin, S.J., Taylor, P.W., Tolia, D., Papabatu, A., Toba, T., Qopoto, C., 2003 The eruptive history and volcanic hazards of Savo, Solomon Islands. Bulletin of Volcanology 65: 165-181.
  • Cronin, S.J., Sharp, D.S., 2002: Environmental impacts on health from continuous volcanic activity at Yasur (Tanna) and Ambrym, Vanuatu. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 12: 109-123.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., 2001: Holocene volcanic geology, volcanic hazard and risk on Taveuni, Fiji. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 44: 417-437.
  • Cronin, S.J., Bebbington, M., Lai, C.D., 2001: A Probabilistic assessment of eruption recurrence on Taveuni volcano, Fiji. Bulletin of Volcanology 63: 274-289.
  • Eden, D.N., Palmer, A.S., Cronin, S.J., Marden, M., Berryman, K., 2001: Dating the culmination of river aggradation at the end of the last glaciation using distal tephra compositions, eastern North Island, New Zealand. Geomorphology 38:133-151.
  • Cronin, S.J., Manoharan, V., Hedley, M.J., Loganathan, P., 2000: Fluoride – a review of its fate, bioavailability and risks of fluorosis in grazed-pasture systems in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agriculture 43: 295-321.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., 2000: Impacts of volcanism on pre-European inhabitants of Taveuni, Fiji. Bulletin of Volcanology 62: 199-213.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Lecointre, J.A, Palmer, A.S., 2000: Reply: Dynamic interactions between lahars and stream flow: a case study from Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand: Discussion and Reply. Geological Society of America Bulletin 112: 1151-1152.
  • Cronin, S.J., Lecointre, J.A., Palmer, A.S., Neall, V.E., 2000: Transformation, internal stratification, and deposition of a channelised, multi-peaked lahar flow. NZ Journal of Geology and Geophysics 43: 117-128.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Lecointre, J.A. and Palmer, A.S., 1999: Dynamic interactions between lahars and stream flow: a case study from Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin 111: 28-38.
  • Cronin, S.J., Hedley, M.J., Neall, V.E. and Smith, G., 1998: Agronomic impact of tephra fallout from 1995 and 1996 Ruapehu volcano eruptions, New Zealand. Environmental Geology 34: 21-30
  • Cronin, S.J. Hodgson, K.A., Neall, V.E., Palmer, A.S., Lecointre, J.A., 1997: 1995 Ruapehu lahars in relation to the late Holocene lahars of Whangaehu River, New Zealand. NZ Journal of Geology and Geophysics 40: 507-520.
  • Cronin, S.J., Hedley, M.J., Smith G., and Neall, V.E., 1997: Impact of Ruapehu ash fall on soil and pasture nutrient status. 1. October 1995 eruptions. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 40: 383-395.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E. and Palmer, A.S., 1997: Lahar history and lahar hazard of the Tongariro River, northeastern Tongariro Volcanic Centre, New Zealand. NZ Journal of Geology and Geophysics 40: 383-393.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Palmer, A.S. and Stewart, R.B., 1997: Methods of identifying late Quaternary rhyolitic tephras on the ring plains of Ruapehu and Tongariro volcanoes, New Zealand. NZ Journal of Geology and Geophysics 40: 175-184.
  • Cronin, S.J. and Neall, V.E., 1997: A Late Quaternary stratigraphic framework for the northeastern Ruapehu and eastern Tongariro ring plains, New Zealand. NZ Journal of Geology and Geophysics 40: 185-197.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Lecointre, J.A. and Palmer, A.S., 1997: Changes in Whangaehu River lahar characteristics during the 1995 eruption sequence, Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 76: 47-61.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Lecointre, J.A. and Palmer A.S., 1996: Unusual ‘snow slurry” lahars from Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand, September 1995. Geology 24: 1107-1110.
  • Cronin, S.J., Wallace, R.C. and Neall, V.E., 1996: Sourcing and identifying andesitic tephras using major oxide titanomagnetite and hornblende chemistry, Egmont volcano and Tongariro Volcanic Centre, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology 58: 33-40.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E. and Palmer A.S., 1996: The geological history of the north-eastern ring plain of Ruapehu Volcano, New Zealand. Quaternary International 34-36: 21-28.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E., Stewart, R.B. and Palmer, A.S., 1996: A multiple parameter approach to andesitic tephra correlation, Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 72: 199-215.
  • Cronin, S.J., Neall, V.E. and Palmer, A.S., 1996: Investigation of an aggrading paleosol developed into andesitic ring plain deposits, Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Geoderma 69: 119-135.
  • Book Chapters

  • Cronin, S.J., 2013: Stratovolcanoes. Chapter in: Bobrowsky, P. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Springer. pp. 941-947. ISBN 978-90-481-8699-0
  • Stewart, C., Wilson, T.M., Leonard, G.S., Johnston, D., Cole, J.W., Cronin, S.J 2009: Volcanic hazards and water shortages. Chapter XX, In: Briggs, A.C., (Ed) Water Shortages: Chapter 4: Environmental, Economic and Social Impacts. Nova Science Inc. pp. ISBN: 978-1-61728-309-3.
  • Neall, V., Cronin, S. and Johnston, D., 2008. Hot Rock Café. pp. 184-187. In Graham I.J. (Chief Editor) A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century. The Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 124, 388 pp.
  • Petterson, M.G., Tolia, D., Cronin, S.J., Addison, R., 2008: Communicating to Indigenous People: examples from the Solomon Islands. Chapter 13 In: Liverman, D. G. E., Pereira, C. & Marker, B. (eds): Communicating Environmental Geoscience, Geological Society London, Special Publication 305, 141-161.
  • Németh, K., Cronin, S.J., 2008. Volcanic craters, pit craters and high level magma-feeding systems of a mafic island-arc volcano: Ambrym, South Pacific. In: Thomson, K., Petford N. (eds) Structure and emplacement of high-level magmatic systems. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 302, 87-102. doi:10.1144/SP302.6
  • Németh, K., Pécskay, Z., Martin, U., Gméling, U., Molnár, F., Cronin. S.J., 2008. Hyaloclastites, peperites and soft sediment deformation textures of a shallow subaqueous Miocene rhyolitic dome/cryptodome complex, Pálháza, Hungary. In: Thomson, K., Petford N. (eds) Structure and emplacement of high-level magmatic systems. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 302, 63-86. doi:10.1144/SP302.5
  • Cronin, S.J., Nemeth, K., Neall, V.E., 2008: Volcanism and Archaeology. Encyclopedia of Archaeology Vol 3: 2185-2196, Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • Cronin, S.J., Cashman, K., 2007: Volcanic oral traditions in hazard assessment and mitigation. Pp: 175-202; Chapter 9 in Grattan, J., Torrence, R. (eds) Living under the shadow: The cultural impacts of volcanic eruptions. One world archaeology series, 53. Left Coast Press Inc, Walnut Creek, USA.
  • Refereed conference proceedings
  • Doyle, E.E., Cronin, S.J., Cole, S.E., Thouret, J-C., in press: The Challenges of Incorporating Temporal and Spatial Changes into Numerical Models of Lahars. Full paper within proceedings of the 18th World IMACS/MODSIM Congress, Cairns, Australia 13-17 July 2009. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Cairns.
  • Cronin, S.J., Doyle, E.E., Cole, S.E., Thouret, J-C., Manville, V., Procter, J.N., Lavigne, F., Dumansil, C., 2008: Measuring lahars in motion at Semeru Volcano, Java, Indonesia. Asian International Symposium on Modelling of Volcanic Eruption for Volcanic Hazard Assessment, Bandung, Indonesia, 1-4 December 2008., pp. 23-27 in Extended Abstracts, Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • Lube, G., Cronin, S.J., 2008: The avulsion of pyroclastic flows from channels – a cautionary tale from the 14 June 2006 eruption of Gunung Merapi, Indonesia. Asian International Symposium on Modelling of Volcanic Eruption for Volcanic Hazard Assessment, Bandung, Indonesia, 1-4 December 2008., pp. 67-71 in Extended Abstracts, Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • Handley, H.K., Turner, S.P., Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E.M. 2007: Processes and timescales of magma genesis and differentiation at Lopevi Volcano, Vanuatu, SW Pacific. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71 (15): A376-A376 Suppl. S
  • Nemeth, K., Cronin, S.J., 2006: Lava lakes and shallow magmatic feeding systems of mafic volcanoes of an ocean island Ambrym, Vanuatu (New Hebrides), South Pacific. Abstract of the Lasi II: Physical geology of subvolcanic systems: Laccoliths, Sills, and Dykes. Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland. April 1st–3rd 2006: Visual Geoscience; DOI 10.1007/s10069-006-0002-z. (pp. 36-38).
  • Nemeth, K., Pecskay, Z., Martin, U., Gmeling, K., Molnar, F. Cronin, S., 2006: Peperites and soft sediment deformation textures of a shallow subaqueous Miocene rhyolitic cryptodome and dyke complex, Pálháza, Hungary. Abstract of the Lasi II: Physical geology of subvolcanic systems: Laccoliths, Sills, and Dykes. Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland. April 1st–3rd 2006: Visual Geoscience; DOI 10.1007/s10069-006-0002-z. (pp. 38-40).
  • Cronin, S.J., 2000: Building a coordinated national volcanic disaster management framework suited to Pacific Island Countries, Concept Paper. Annex IX, Record of 8th IDNDR Pacific Disaster Management Meeting, Alafua, Samoa. SOPAC, Suva, Fiji. pp. 85-91.
  • Cronin, S.J., Hedley, M.J., Smith, R.G., Palmer, A.S., Neall, V.E., 1997: The implications of a volcanic eruption for mineral nutrition of sheep and cattle. Proceedings from the 27th seminar of the Society of Sheep and Cattle Veterinarians, New Zealand Veterinary Association, 175, 15-24.
  • Other refereed Publications

  • Stewart, C., Horwell, C., Cronin, S.J., Delmelle, P., Plumlee, G., Baxter, P., Calkins, J., Damby, D., Morman, S., Oppenheimer, C., 2012: Protocol for analysis of volcanic ash samples for assessment of hazards from leachable elements. International Volcanic Health Hazard Network. www.ivhhn.org
  • Johnston, D., Becker, J., Jolly, G., Potter, S., Wilson, T., Stewart, C., Cronin, S., 2011: Volcanic hazards management at Taranaki Volcano: Information source book. GNS Science Report 2011/37 108p.
  • Bradley, V.J., Cronin, S.J., 2010: Stable funding platforms: the latest New Zealand model for collaborative research practice. Research Global, June 2010, pp. 5-6 and 23. Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, U.K.
  • Wilson, T. M.; Cole, J. W.; Stewart, C; Johnston, D. M.; Cronin, S. J., 2009. Assessment of long-term impact and recovery of the 1991 Hudson Eruption to Agriculture and Rural Communities, Patagonia, South America. GNS Science Report 2009/66 100 p.
  • Wilson, T. M.; Stewart, C; Cole, J. W.; Johnston, D. M.; Cronin, S. J., 2009. Vulnerability of farm water supplies to volcanic ash, GNS Science Report 2009/01 114 p.
  • Cronin, S.J.; Nemeth, K., Charley, D., Denker-Thulstrup, H., 2007: The day Mount Manaro stirred. UNESCO A World of Science 5(4): 16-20.
  • Scott, B.J., Gledhill, K.W., Cronin, S.J., 2007: A volcano-seismic monitoring system for Vanuatu: Final Scoping Report. GNS Science Consultancy Report 2007/136. 41pp.
  • Cronin, S.J., Bonte-Grapentin, M., Nemeth, K., 2006: Review of Savai’i volcanic hazard map; Final Technical Report WS 3.5.6, EU EDF 8 Reducing Vulnerability of Pacific ACP States, Samoa – SOPAC Project Report No :, 27 pp.
  • Cronin, S., Neall, V., 2004: Understanding the Volcanic Risk. Tephra 21: 26-31. Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Wellington, NZ.
  • Johnston, D., Stewart, C., Leonard, G., Hoverd, J., Thordarsson, T., Cronin, S., 2004: Impacts of volcanic ash on water supplies in Auckland: Part 1. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, Science Report 2004/25, 83 pp.
  • Cronin, S.J., Taylor, P.W., Malele, F., 2001: Final report on the Savaii volcanic hazards project, Samoa. SPDRP/SOPAC Technical report. SOPAC Technical Report 343. SOPAC, Suva, Fiji, 34 pp.
  • Neall, V.E., Cronin, S.J., Donoghue, S.L., Hodgson, K.A., Lecointre, J.A., Palmer, A.S., Purves, A.M., Stewart, R.B., 2001: Lahar Hazards Map for Ruapehu Volcano. Institute of Natural Resources – Massey University, Soil and Earth Sciences Occasional Publication No. 1.
  • Cronin, S.J., Kaloumaira, A., 2000: Taveuni volcanic hazards workshops. SOPAC Misc. Report 372. SOPAC, Suva, Fiji, 42pp.
  • Cronin S.J., Petterson, M., Taylor, P., Biliki, R., Planitz, A., 2000: Report on the workshop on volcanic hazards, operational support planning and awareness programs for Savo Volcano, Solomon Islands. SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 373. SOPAC, Suva, Fiji, 46pp.
  • Cronin, S.J., Taylor, P.W., Kaloumaira, A., Rokovada, J., 2000: Workshop report, Implications of Kadavu volcanic hazards to development in Eastern and Central Divisions. SOPAC Misc. Report 386. SOPAC, Suva, Fiji. 18 pp. + app.
  • Cronin, S.J., 2000: An introduction to scientific data on hazards in the central and eastern divisions of Fiji. Appendix 4 in SOPAC Misc. Report 386. SOPAC, Suva, Fiji.
  • Cronin, S.J., 1999: Volcanic hazard and risk assessment for Taveuni, Fiji. SOPAC Technical Report 298. SOPAC, Suva, Fiji.
  • Neall, V.E., Houghton B.F., Cronin, S.J., Donoghue, S.L., Hodgson, K.A., Johnston, D.M., Lecointre, J.A., Mitchell, A.R., 1999: Volcanic hazards at Ruapehu volcano. Volcanic hazard information series 8. Ministry of Civil Defence, Wellington, Volcanic hazards information series, No. 8.
  • Neall, V.E., Cronin, S.J., Donoghue, S.L., Hodgson, K.A., Lecointre, J.A., and Purves, A.M., 1995: The Potential volcanic threat at Ruapehu. Tephra 14, no 2: 18-21. New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence.


Professor Shane Cronin
Logistics and supplies…
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Swimming -here in Iceland with Kaj Hoenle. Afterwards they were like this ..
Professor Shane Cronin
Now what?
Professor Shane Cronin
Riding moas when they still roamed the forests of New Zealand...a bit like riding pigs in Vanuatu – pull their ears in the opposite direction to where you want to turn!
Professor Shane Cronin
Three of the 4 founding members of the “Pacific-rim-debris-avalanche” society, an exclusive club devoted to finding volcanoes with surf beaches around the Pacific (here seen making a rare visit to the Caribbean).
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Member of “Men’s fashion monthly” editorial board, here with our latest spread.