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Laura Clor

My research focuses on understanding degassing in active volcanic systems, specifically using gases to monitor for signs of unrest at active U.S. volcanoes. I build, deploy, and maintain field instrumentation that measures both the amount of gas emitted from volcanoes, and also the composition of those gases – these two components together inform us about possible changes in volcanic activity.

Professional Experience

  • 2016-present: Gas Geochemist, Cascades Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey, Vancouver, WA

  • 2014-2016: Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

  • 2011-2014: Research Scientist / Lab Manager, University of New Mexico, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Albuquerque, NM

  • 2005-2011: Physical Science Technician, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, Cascades Volcano Observatory, and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, USGS

  • 2004-2009: Physical Science Technician (seasonal), National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, CA

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2012–present

  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), 2017-present

  • Commission on the Chemistry of Volcanic Gases (CCVG), 2017-present

  • Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), 2013-present

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