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Memorial to Robert Leland Smith 1920-2016

January 1, 2016

Robert L. Smith, renowned volcanologist and distinguished scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), was a world authority on ash-flow tuffs, silicic volcanism, and caldera structures. Bob died peacefully in Sacramento, California, June 17, 2016, a few days short of his ninety-sixth birthday. His publications on ash flows and their deposits brought about an international revolution in understanding of explosive silicic volcanism and, in his fifty-year career, he profoundly influenced USGS programs and countless scientists.

Publication Year 2016
Title Memorial to Robert Leland Smith 1920-2016
Authors Charles R. Bacon
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Society of America Memorials
Index ID 70179579
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Volcano Science Center