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NASA volcanology field workshops on Hawai'i; Part 1, Description and history

Scott K. Rowland, Peter J. Mouginis-Mark and Sarah A. Fagents
NASA volcanology field workshops on Hawai'i; Part 1, Description and history (in Analogs for planetary exploration, W. Brent Garry (editor) and Jacob E. Bleacher (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (2011) 483: 401-434

Abstract

We have organized ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-sponsored planetary volcanology field workshops on Hawai'i since 1992, providing an opportunity for almost 140 NASA-funded graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty to view basaltic volcano features up close in the company of both terrestrial and planetary volcanologists. Most of the workshops have been thematic, for example, concentrating on large structural features (rift zones and calderas) or lava flows, or features best viewed in high-spatial-resolution data, but they always include a broad set of topics. The workshops purposely involve long field days--an appreciation of scale is important for planetary scientists, particularly if they are or will be working with slow-moving rovers. Our goals are to give these young scientists a strong background in basaltic volcanology and provide the chance to view eruptive and volcano-structural features up close so that they can compare the appearance of these features in the field to their representations in state-of-the-art remote-sensing images, and relate them in turn to analogous planetary features. In addition, the workshop enables the participants to start a collection of field photographs and observations that they can use in future research and teaching. An added benefit is that the participants interact with each other, forging collaborations that we hope will persist throughout their careers.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 483
Title: NASA volcanology field workshops on Hawai'i; Part 1, Description and history
Title: Analogs for planetary exploration
Author(s): Rowland, Scott K.Mouginis-Mark, Peter J.Fagents, Sarah A.
Author(s): Garry, W. Brenteditor
Author(s): Bleacher, Jacob E.editor
Affiliation: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Honolulu, HI, United States
Affiliation: Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States
Pages: 401-434
Published: 2011
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 136
Accession Number: 2012-041774
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes appendices
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch maps
N19°15'00" - N19°25'00", W155°19'60" - W155°04'60"
N19°25'00" - N19°31'60", W155°40'00" - W155°30'00"
Secondary Affiliation: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201222
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