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

Faculty: Tom Shea

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Research Fields

  • Igneous Petrology
  • Volcanology

Reseach Topics

  • Pyroclastic density currents (PDCs)
  • Magma crystallization
  • Diffusion in melts and minerals
  • Magma degassing
  • Textural analysis
  • Edifice collapse and debris avalanches

Research Themes

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Undergraduate
  • GG103 Geology of the Hawaiian Islands
  • GG302 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GG461 Geospatial Information
  • Graduate
  • GG605 Lava Flow Morphology and Rheology