IN THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA

Faculty: Michael O. Garcia

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Research Fields

  • Igneous Petrology

Reseach Topics

  • Monitoring the Composition of Lavas from the Ongoing Puu Oo Eruption
  • Geologic History of Mauna Loa Volcano as Revealed by Giant Landslides
  • Geochemical Evolution of Loihi Seamount, an Infant Hawaiian Volcano
  • Origin of Rejuvenated Volcanism on O`ahu, Kaua`i and Ka`ula
  • Structural and Petrologic History of the Vanda Dike Swarm, Antarctica

Research Themes

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Undergraduate
  • GG 302 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Graduate
  • GG 603 Petrology of Ocean Lithosphere
  • GG 606 Current events in volcanology
  • GG 711 Scientific Paper Writing

Laboratories

  • Electron Microprobe (POST 621)
  • Rook Comminution lab (POST 629)