Dr. R. Shane McGary, Assistant Professor of Physics at TCNJ (and former postdoctoral researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute), along with several colleagues recently published a paper in the prestigious journal Nature.
Professor McGary’s research on the geophysical substructure below the active volcano Mount Rainier provides a detailed understanding of how volcanic magma develops and flows. This ground-breaking study has the potential to help predict volcanic eruptions. Links to the full research paper and several news stories are outlined below.
View the Full Paper in Nature
- R. Shane McGary, Rob L. Evans, Philip E. Wannamaker, Jimmy Elsenbeck, Stéphane Rondenay. Pathway from subducting slab to surface for melt and fluids beneath Mount Rainier. Nature, 2014; 511 (7509): 338
Sample News Coverage:
- The Christian Science Monitor – Can we predict volcanic eruptions? Scientists map underground magma flows
- Discovery News – Mt. Rainer’s Volcanic Pipes Revealed in Detail
- Nature World News – Scientists Follow Rising Magma Beneath Mount Rainier
- International Business Times – Mount Rainier Will Erupt Again, Say Researchers Studying Volcano’s Magma Flows
- seattle pi – ‘MRI’ of Rainier’s intestines finds massive magma reserve
- ars technica –Detailed imaging of Mount Rainier shows subduction zone in glorious detail
- Sci-News – Geophysicists Crack Secrets of Mount Rainier
- Tech Times – Scientists use ‘metal-detector’ instruments to trace activity of magma under Mount Rainier
- Science Daily – New view of Mount Rainier’s volcanic plumbing: Electrical images show upward flow of fluids to magma chamber
- Live Science – Cracking the Secrets of Deadly Volcanic Eruptions