Meet the… Volcanologist

Name:  Rebecca Elizabeth Smith Age: 24 Year of study: 2 Department: Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art  What are you researching: I am investigating the relationship between deglaciation, and the frequency and magnitude of volcanic eruptions in southern South America. To do this, I am assessing both visible and invisible (cryptic) ash (tephra) horizons in lake cores in Chile and Argentina. I use the glass-shard geochemistry of the tephra to... Continue Reading →


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