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Publications

The following publications feature information from the Syracuse University Lava Project

Book, Chapters and Journal Publications

Karson, J. A. and R.W. Hazlett, Constraining processes in natural and experimental basaltic lava flows, in Varga, R.J. ed., Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 29, 5 pp., 2016.

Cordonnier, B., E. Lev and F. Garel, Benchmarking lava-flow models, In Harris, A. J. L., De Groeve, T., Garel, F. and Carn, S. A. (eds), Detecting, Modelling and Responding to Effusive Eruptions. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 426, http://doi.org/10.1144/SP426.7, 2015.

 

Dietterich, H.R., K.V. Cashman, A.C. Rust and E. Lev, Diverting lava flows in the lab, Nature Geoscience, 8, 494-496, doi:10.1038/ngeo2470, 2015.

Karson, J.A., D.S. Kelley, D.J. Fornari, M.J. Perfit, and T.M. Shank, Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Oceanic Crust, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Karson, J. A. and R.W. Hazlett, Calibrating natural basaltic lava flows with large-scale experiments, in Varga, R.J. ed., Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 28, 6 pp., 2015.

Edwards, B.R., J.A. Karson, R.J. Wysocki, E. Lev, I. Bindemen and U. Kueppers, Insights on lava-ice/snow interactions from large-scale basaltic melt experiments, Geology, doi:10.1130/G34305.1, 2013.

Karson, J.A. and R.J. Wysocki, Do-it-Yourself Lava Flows: Science, art, and education in the Syracuse University Lava Project, EARTH, 57, 9, 38-45, 2012

Lev, E., M. Spiegelman, R.J. Wysocki, and J.A. Karson, Investigating lava flow rheology using video analysis and numerical flow models, J. Volcanology Geothermal Res., 247-248, 62-73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.08.002, 2012.

Syracuse University MS Theses and PhD Dissertations

Kissane, M.T., Investigations into Lava Flow Morphology, Using Field-Scale Basalt Flows. MS thesis, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2012.

Sant, C.J., Dynamics and Morphology of Large-Scale Experimental Lava Flows, PhD dissertation, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, expected 2018.

Presentations at National & International Scientific Meetings (Speaker underlined)

Karson, J. A. and R.W. Hazlett, Constraining processes in natural and experimental basaltic lava flows, in Varga, R.J. ed., Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 2016.

Davis, N.C., R. Wobus, R.W. Hazlett, and J.A. Karson, Spacing of rootless cones in Iceland and experimental lava flows, Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting (Moscow, ID), Abstracts with Programs, 48, 2016.

Junium, C.K., J.A. Karson and T. Kahan, Preservation of organic matter and its signatures on experimental lava flow interfaces: Implications for Mars, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, P33A-2127, 2015.

Karson, J. A. and R.W. Hazlett, Calibrating natural basaltic lava flows with large-scale experiments, in Varga, R.J. ed., Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 2015.

Davis, N.C., R. Wobus, R.W. Hazlett, and J.A. Karson, Comparison of Icelandic rootless cones and experimental lava features, Geological Society of America N.E. Section Meeting (Bretton Woods), Abstracts with Programs, 47, 3,110, 2015.

Pelland, C.G., J.A. Karson and R.W. Hazlett, Experimental modeling and analysis of the effect of lava tube morphology on molten basaltic material transport, Programs, 47, 3,110, 2015.

Karson, J.A., R.W. Hazlett, R.J. Wysocki, M.E. Bromfield, N.C. Browne, N.C. Davis, C.G. Pelland, W.L. Rowan and K.A. Warner, Keck Consortium Lava Project: Undergraduate research linking natural and experimental basaltic lava flows, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, ED51A-3414, 2014.

Karson, J.A., R.J. Wysocki, B.R. Edwards and E. Lev, Natural-scale lava flow experiments on video: Variations with temperature, slope, and effusion rate, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, V51D-2702, 2013.

Karson, J.A. and R.J. Wysocki, Undergraduate lava flow demonstrations: The next best thing to a volcano, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting (Denver), Abstracts with Programs, 45, 7, 147, 2013.

Lev, E, M. W. Spiegelman, R.J. Wysocki, and J.A. Karson, Determining lava rheology using video velocimetry and flow models (Invited), Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, V51D-2703, 2013.

Dietterich, H., K. Cashman, R. Wysocki, and J. Karson, Complex channel networks in Hawai‘i and the influence of underlying topography on flow emplacement, American Geophysical Union, Chapman Conference on Hawaiian Volcanism, August 2012.

Edwards, B.R., J. A. Karson, R.J. Wysocki, E. Lev; I. N. Bindeman; U. Kueppers, Experimental insights on natural lava-ice/snow interactions and their implications for glaciovolcanic and submarine eruptions, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, V21A-2763, 2012.

Karson, J.A. and Wysocki, R.J. Deformation structures in natural-scale experimental lava flows, Structural Geology & Tectonics Forum, Williamstown, MA, June 2012.

Karson, J.A. and R.J. Wysocki, Bringing the volcano to central NY: Natural-scale basaltic lava flow demonstrations for geoscience students, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting (Charlotte), Abstracts with Programs, 44, 7, 573, 2012.

Lev, E., M. Spiegelman, R. Wysocki, and J. Karson, Investigating lava properties and dynamics using experimental lava flows, computer vision, and numerical modeling, American Geophysical Union, Chapman Conference on Hawaiian Volcanism, August 2012.

Lev, E., M. Spiegelman R. Wysocki, J. Karson, Investigating lava properties using experiments, video analysis, infrared thermometry and numerical flow models, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, V11B-2763, 2012.

Karson, J.A., R.J. Wysocki, M.T. Kissane, C.M. Smith and S.K. Spencer, Experiments on natural-scale basaltic lava flows: Scope and first results of the Syracuse University Lava Project, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, V14A-06, 2012.

Wysocki, R.J. and J.A. Karson, “The Lava of Syracuse” A real time lava pour, NYS STEM Education Collaborative Summer Institute, July 10, 2012.

Edwards, B.R., J.A. Karson, R. Wysocki, and T. Gregg, Direct Observations of Lava-Ice Interactions: The Syracuse Lava Project, IUGG General Assembly XXV (Melbourne), July 2011.

Karson, J.A., R. Wysocki, and M. Kissane, Bringing the Volcano to the Students: The Syracuse University LAVA Project, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, ED31A-0720, 2011.

Karson, J.A., D.L. Siler, D.L., A.J. Horst, A.F. Nanfito and R.J. Varga, Subaerial seafloor spreading in Iceland: Manifestations of ridge-hotspot interactions, Chapman Conference on the Galápagos as a Laboratory for the Earth Sciences, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador, July 2011.

Lev, E., J.A. Karson, R. Wysocki, M. Spiegelman, and C. Zappa, Investigating Lava Rheology Using Video Analysis and Flow Models, IUGG General Assembly XXV, Melbourne, July 2011.

Lev, E., J. Karson, M. Kissane, R. Wysocki, Investigating Lava Rheology Using Lab-Based Lava Flows, Computer Vision, and Finite-Elements Modeling, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, V23F-2629, 2011.

Tarlow, S., E. Lev, C. J. Zappa; J.A. Karson and R. Wysocki, Investigating cooling rates of a controlled lava flow using infrared imaging and three heat diffusion models, Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, V11C-2523, 2011.

 

 

 

Keck Geology Consortium Senior Theses

 

 

Summaries in:  Varga, R.J. ed., Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 28, 2015.

Bromfield, M., Comparison of natural and experimental basalt as an investigation of pahoehoe-a’a transitional surface textures, Sr. Thesis, Syracuse University, 2015.

Browne, N., Morphology of perched lava ponds at Krafla: A comparative study, Sr. Thesis, Pomona College, 2015.

Davis, N., Comparison of Icelandic rootless cones with experimental lava features, Sr. Thesis, Williams College, 2015.

Pelland, C., Experimental modeling and analysis of the effect of lava tube morphology on molten, basaltic material transport, Sr. Thesis, Lafayette College, 2015.

Rowan, W., Comparison of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility of natural and experimental lava flows, Sr. Thesis, Oberlin College, 2015.

Wagner, K., Variation in breakout mechanisms in experimental pahoehoe flows, Sr. Thesis, The University of the South, 2015.

Summaries in:  Varga, R.J. ed., Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 29, 2016.

Bandy, N., Determining the evolutionary history of a hyaloclastite ridge the composition of its parent magma, Leirhnjúkur, NE Iceland, Sr. Thesis, Carleton College, 2016.

Faneuff, E., Characterizing development of channelized lava flows at Krafla Volcano, Iceland, Sr. Thesis, Pitzer College, 2016.

Hampton, A., Interaction of basaltic lava flows with patterned ground: field and analog studies, Sr. Thesis, Colgate University, 2016.

Hightower, E., Castogenesis as a result of reactivation of agglutinated spatter, Sr. Thesis, Colorado College, 2016

Using anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility to determine the shearing history of a channelized pahoehoe lava flow, Sr. Thesis, Macalester College, 2016.

Olson, G.D. Inflated sheet flows and the origin of bulbous sqeeze-ups, Sr. Thesis, Macalester College, 2016.