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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

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government