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Wooster Geologists Present at AGU 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today was a big day for Wooster Geologists Alex Hiatt (’14) and Mary Reinthal (’16). They presented their work on subglacial volcanic ridges, along with Ellie Was (’14, Dickinson College). You may remember these fantastic undergraduate … Continue reading
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Highlights from the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union is once again taking place the festive city of San Francisco. Mild weather and sunny skies have greeted the 22,000+ geoscientists who have traveled from across the globe … Continue reading
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Science Highlights from IAVCEI 2013

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN – Although the eruption of Sakurajima on the mid-conference field trip was the ultimate highlight of the IAVCEI 2013 Scientific Assembly, let’s not forget that there were also four full days of excellent talks and posters on the … Continue reading
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Volcanology Meets Archaeology on the Uenohara Plateau

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN – The Uenohara Jomon-no-mori Archaeological Museum hosts the largest and oldest remains of a permanent ancient settlement in Japan. It is a nationally designated historic site where the remains of a 9,500 year old Jomon Period village have … Continue reading
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Living in the Shadow of Volcanoes

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN – One of the IAVCEI 2013 mid-conference field trip stops was to Takachino Bokujo (farm) just north of Kagoshima. Although the farm animals (and mini go-carts) were great fun, our real goal was to see the fantastic view of … Continue reading
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Sakurajima Erupts on Volcanology Field Trip

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN – It was as if the IAVCEI 2013 organizers planned it. Shortly after arriving at the Arimura lookout on the mid-conference field trip, Sakurajima began erupting. The ash cloud rose from Showa crater, located just beyond the summit … Continue reading
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Friends of Sakurajima Volcano

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN – To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Sakurajima Taisho eruption, Kagoshima is hosting the Friends of Volcano Fair. Rhythmic thumping drew me out of the conference center to the front garden, where I was treated to a … Continue reading
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Volcanoes! Volcanoes! Volcanoes!

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN – The 2013 Scientific Assembly of IAVCEI, the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, has officially started in Kagoshima, Japan. The conference is a volcanologist’s dream, with sessions focused on every aspect of volcanology and … Continue reading
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Congratulations Team Utah!

UTAH – Congratulations to Team Utah on completing a successful field season! Although we’re parting ways, the students will be working on the research. They have plenty of data to analyze and lab work to do, so continue following the … Continue reading
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Sandstone Appreciation Day

Zion National Park, Utah – Team Utah took a break from the volcanic field to explore some of Utah’s (more famous) sedimentary rocks. We visited Zion, Utah’s first National Park. Continue reading

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