Learn About Volcanoes

Get general information about volcanoes, why they erupt, and what volcanologists do.

How Volcanoes Work - SDSU Website

Get more detailed information about volcanic activity around the world.

Global Volcanism Program - Smithsonian Website


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1995-present: President and Janitor- Geohazards Consultants International, Inc. Appraisal of geologic hazards and reduction of risk (with colleagues in other fields of geologic hazards analysis)
  1980-present: Adjunct Professor - University of Hawaii Ph.D. and Master's Thesis Advisor; teaching of Volcanology classes  
  1975-1995: Volcanologist - U. S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Monitoring of Kilauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes and worldwide volcanic hazards assignments
  1966-1974: Geologist - U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park
California Geologic mapping in the Sierra Nevada, California
  1966: Post-doctoral Exchange Scientist (USSR) - National Academy of Sciences Research on the origin of serpentinites  
  1961-1965: Graduate Fellow - Princeton University Field studies in the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia  
U. S. Air Force - Lava flow diversion studies

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Lava flow diversion and flood control studies

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Design lava flow diversion structures

National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Volcanic hazards evaluation and site selection

U.S. Agency for International Development - Volcanic disasters and crises management

Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas - Volcanic crisis evaluation

Hawaii State Civil Defense Advisory Council - Volcanic hazards evaluations
1980 - - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
"Disaster Preparedness Seminar" (Manila)

1982 - United Nations Disaster Relief Organization (UNDRO) "Indonesian National Workshop on Hazards at Galunggung Volcano" (Bandung).

1983 - National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) "Workshop on Multiple Hazard Mitigation" (Aspen).

1987 - United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) "Lake Nyos Disaster Conference" (Yaounde).

1988 - Geological Society of New Zealand
"Conference on Volcanic Hazards" (Hamilton).

1990 - Nigerian Ministry of Science and Technology "Seminar on Earthquake Prognosis and Lake Nyos Hazards" (Lagos).

1994 - The Royal Society "Symposium on Natural Hazards and Remote Sensing" (London).
Fellow, Geological Society of America (GSA)
International Assoc. of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)