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Professor LI, Weiran

Professor LI, Weiran

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

    • 3917 4170
    • Room 326, Hui Oi Chow Building, The University of Hong Kong

    Teaching areas

    • Igneous petrology
    • Geochemistry
    • Mineralogy
    • Natural hazards

    Research Interest

    • Volcanic eruption mechanisms
    • Volatile cycling
    • Mantle geochemistry
    • Geological timescales




    • Li, W. & Costa, F. (2020) A thermodynamic model for F-Cl-OH partitioning between apatite and melt including non-ideal mixing and applications to constraining melt volatile budgets, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 269, 203–222. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.10.035
    • Li, W., Chakraborty, S., Nagashima, K., & Costa, F. (2020) Multicomponent diffusion of F, Cl, OH in apatite with application to magma ascent rates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 550, 116545. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116545
    • Li, W., Costa, F. & Nagashima, K. (2021) Apatite crystals reveal melt volatile budgets and magma storage depths at Merapi volcano, Indonesia. Journal of Petrology egaa100. DOI:  10.1093/petrology/egaa100
    • Bernard, O., Li, W., Costa, F. Saunders, S., Itikarai, I., Sindang, M. & Bouvet de Maisonneuve, C (2022). Explosive-effusive-explosive: The role of magma ascent rates and paths in modulating caldera eruptions. Geology. DOI: 10.1130/G50023.1
    • Yang, Q., Jenkins, S.F., Lerner, G.A., Li, W., Suzuki, T., McLean, D., Derkachev, A.N., Utkin, I.V., Wei, H., Xu, J. and Pan, B. (2021) The Millennium Eruption of Changbaishan Tianchi Volcano is VEI 6, not 7. Bulletin of Volcanology 83, 74. DOI: 10.1007/s00445-021-01487-8