My interests involve the study of volcanic phenomena such as pyroclastic and debris flows, and their associated hazards. I am interested in the geomorphic implications of explosive volcanism, studying the topographic changes around active volcanoes that result from the emplacement of new material by pyroclastic and debris flows. Currently, I use differential GPS, GIS and computational flow modeling techniques in addition to traditional fieldwork methods. I am interested in expanding these methods to include remotely sensed data such as optical, RADAR and LIDAR, to further enhance our understanding of active geomorphic processes on volcanoes. The other focus of my research is geared towards understanding how geomorphic processes relate to volcanic hazards and the risks faced by people living near active volcanoes. Other interests include large debris avalanches and related volcanic sector collapse mechanisms, and geomorphology and hazards of non-volcanic debris avalanches and debris flows.
Stinton, A.J., and Sheridan, M.F., Implications of long-term changes in valley geomorphology on the behavior of small-volume pyroclastic flows, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., In Print, January 2008.
Williams, R., Stinton, A.J., and Sheridan, M.F., The 2005 Vazcún Valley Lahar: Evaluation of the Titan2D Two-Phase Flow Model Using an Actual Event, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. In Review, In Print, January 2008.
Thouret, J.-C., Sheridan, M.F., Delaite, G., Lazauy, P., Stinton, A., Souriot, T., and Van Westen, C., Assessment of Volcanic Hazards of El Misti and Related Risks in the City of Arequipa, southern Peru, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., In Review, December 2005.
Delaite. G., Thouret, J-C., Sheridan, M., Labazuy, P., Stinton, A., Souriot, T., and Van Western, C., 2005, Assessment of volcanic hazards of El Misti and in the City of Arequipa, Peru, based on GIS and simulations with emphasis on lahars, Zeit. Fur Geom., 140, 209-231
Patra, A.K., Bauer, A.C., Nichita, C.C., Pitman, E.B., Sheridan, M.F., Bursik, M. Rupp, B., Webber, A., Stinton, A.J., Namikawa, L.M., and Renschler, C.S., 2005, Parallel adaptive numerical simulation of dry avalanches over natural terrain, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 139, 1-21
Sheridan, M.F., Stinton, A.J., Patra, A.K., Bauer, A.C., Nichita, C.C., and Pitman, E.B, 2005, Evaluating Titan2D mass-flow model using the 1963 Little Tahoma Peak avalanches, Mount Rainier, Washington., J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 139, (1-2), 89-102
Stinton, A.J., Sheridan, M.F., Patra, A., Dalbey, K., and Namikawa, L.M., 2004, Integrating variable bed friction into Titan2D mass-flow model: application to the Little Tahoma Peak avalanches, Washington, Acta Vulcanol. 16, 153-163