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CalVO Scientists Present Work at International 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

December 12, 2016

Fifteen CalVO scientists will present work this week at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, held in San Francisco, California.

CalVO scientist Tom Sisson studies a lava flow in the Harrat Rahat Volcanic Field in Saudi Arabia for an international collaboration with the Saudi Geological Survey to conduct a seismic and volcanic hazard assessment for the volcanic field.

The meeting is the largest one of its kind in the world: over 20,000 international scientists gather to discuss a wide range of topics and present their work to the Earth and space science community. Our scientists will present research that contributes to understanding volcanic hazards.

This year, CalVO scientist Tom Sisson has been selected as one of 60 new Fellows of the American Geophysical Union, an honor reserved for a small number of AGU members. Fellows are honored for scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences, which Tom has achievedthrough his notable discoveries and innovative contributions to scientists' thinking about how magma systems work.

Tom's work applies the results of meticulous petrologic experiments to solve real-world issues surrounding volcano hazards; one example is his great volume of work on Mount Rainier. His work is important to the USGS Volcano Science Center for improving our understanding of volcano hazards, which benefits other volcano researchers and observatories worldwide.