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Peter Kelly

I am a research geologist based at the Cascades Volcano Observatory. I work to better understand magmatic and hydrothermal systems through research and monitoring of volcanic gas emissions.

I work on US volcanoes as a member of the USGS Volcano Emissions Project and internationally as a member of the USAID-USGS Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP). This work includes an emphasis on developing and applying new technologies to implement real-time gas monitoring on volcanoes. Prior to joining the USGS in 2008, I spent two years at the University of New Hampshire working on a NOAA-funded project to monitor air pollution.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S., Geochemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, 2006

  • B.S., Geology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2003

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