The research of faculty involved in high-T and -P processes is focused
on the following areas. We encourage graduate students to flow across
these areas and the related programs in Geophysics.
Field-based petrology studies are an integral part of the research
in the Structural Geology and Tectonics research group in G&ES.
Multiple collaborations exist between G&ES and Geophysics. Profs.
Simon Klemperer and George Thompson (Emeritus) collaborate with GES
faculty and students on studies of regional tectonics of the western
U.S. The group in volcanology calls on Prof. Norm Sleep for his expertise
on heat flow and mass transfer as it relates to magmatism and metamorphism.
Prof. Paul Segall's group studies the deformation of Kilaeua volcano
and Long Valley caldera, and Prof. Howard Zebker uses InSAR and other
remote sensing data to understand volcano deformation in places like
the Galapagos Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey, whose western regional
headquarters are located about two miles from the campus, has prominent
volcanologists, igneous petrologists, seismologists, and tectonicists
who collaborate with faculty and students in our group.
Additional Courses related to Petrogenesis
See select publications from various
Hi-T and Hi-P Groups