University of Missouri-Kansas City's Dr. Alison Graettinger Visited our Field Station

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Dr. Alison Graettinger, Department of Geosciences and her students came to Center for Geological and Climate Hazards Field Station July 10 - July 14, 2023. 

They conducted experiments with magma/soil interactions, heat transfers through a series of injection experiments and, pooling lava experiments.

Two people watching a lava pour.

First photo is me and Ingo pouring melt into a pond on top of sediments to measure the heat transfer. The thermocouple wires can be seen on the right hand side of the sediment cone. The cubes are there to enable photogrammerty and measuring the changes before and after the pour. 

Two people excavating sediment a lava pour.

In the second photo myself and graduate student Ivana Torres Ewert are excavating the sediment pile after the melt has cooled to look for physical effects from the heat of the melt.