A pictorial summary of the life and work of George Patrick Leonard Walker
Published:January 01, 2009
S. K. Rowland, R. S. J. Sparks, 2009. "A pictorial summary of the life and work of George Patrick Leonard Walker", Studies in Volcanology: The Legacy of George Walker, T. Thordarson, S. Self, G. Larsen, S. K. Rowland, Á. Höskuldsson
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George Patrick Leonard Walker was one of the fathers of modern volcanology. He worked in many parts of the world and contributed to the understanding of a huge range of volcanological processes. He was a field geologist at heart, and one of his greatest skills was the ability to quantify volcanological ideas – not with obscure statistical treatments or complex numerical models, but with clear graphical relationships supported by tremendous amounts of carefully collected field data. Here we present some glimpses of his life and work in photographs and diagrams.
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Studies in Volcanology: The Legacy of George Walker
Professor George Patrick Leonard Walker was one of the fathers of modern quantitative volcanology and arguably the foremost volcanologist of the twentieth century. In his long career, George studied a wide spectrum of volcanological problems and in doing so influenced almost every branch of the field. This volume, which honours his memory and his contributions to the field of volcanology, contains a collection of papers inspired by, and building upon, many of the ideas previously developed by George. Many of the contributors either directly studied under and worked with George, or were profoundly influenced by his ideas. The topics broadly fall under the three themes of lava flows and effusion, explosive volcanism, and volcanoes and their infrastructure.