Text: Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology (E. Parfitt and L. Wilson, 2008, Blackwell).
Organization and Discussion of Planetary Volcanology Themes.
Chapter 1: Volcanic Systems.
Discussion 1: Earth: Plate Tectonics and Hot Spot Volcanism.
Chapter 2: Magma Generation and Segregation.
Discussion 2: Earth: LIPS and Komatiites.
Chapter 3: Magma Migration.
Discussion 3: Moon: Volcanic Styles and Modes of Emplacement on a One-Plate Planet.
Chapter 4: Magma Storage.
Discussion 4: Moon: History of Lunar Volcanism and Role of Thermal Evolution.
Chapter 5: The Role of Volatiles.
Discussion 5: Moon: Pyroclastic Volcanism on a “Dry” Planetary Body.
Chapter 6: Steady Explosive Eruptions.
Discussion 6: Mars: The Geological Record and the Importance of Tharsis.
Chapter 7: Transient Volcanic Eruptions.
Chapter 8: Pyroclastic Falls and Pyroclastic Density Currents.
Discussion 7: Mars: Non-linear Volcanic Flux and Relation to Mantle Dynamics/Evolution.
Chapter 12: Volcanoes and Climate.
Discussion 8: Mars: History of Martian Volcanism and the Relation to Climate.
45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Brown University Spring Recess. Good time to work on your original research paper.
Chapter 9: Lava Flows.
Discussion 9: Mercury: Can a Planet Have No Volcanism?
Chapter 10: Eruption Styles, Scales and Frequencies.
Discussion 10: Mercury Flood Volcanism: Recognition of Flow Fronts and Wrinkle Ridges.
Discussion 11: Mercury: History of Volcanism and Relation to Mantle Convection.
Chapter 11: Volcanic Hazards and Volcano Monitoring.
Discussion 12: Venus: Diversity of Volcanism and Distribution in Space and Time.
Chapter 13: Volcanism on Other Planets.
Discussion 13: Venus: The Influence of Fundamental Changes in Thermal and Geodynamic Evolution.
European Geosciences Union.
Planetary Volcanology Original Research Paper Due.
Week of May 12th:
Final Oral Presentation of Planetary Volcanology Original Research Papers to Class.