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Graham Andrews


volcanology, igneous petrology, structural geology

WVU Vulcanology and Petrology Lab

PI: Graham Andrews, Assistant Professor of Geology

Education: University of Leicester, UK, 2006

Research: I am interested in how volcanic rocks and other ductile rock types flow and are deformed. I combine fieldwork in the US, Mexico, Europe, and Canada with use of drones, GIS, and digital modeling to interpret complexly deformed rocks. Understanding how rocks and lavas flow, combined with experimental research, allows us to predict how long and how far lavas will flow.

Teaching: GEOL225 Planetary Geology, GEOL286 Introduction to Minerals and Rocks, GEOL386 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, GEOL404 Geology Fieldcamp, GEOL444 Field Experiences in Geology, GEOL460 Physical Volcanology

Recent Publications:

Andrews GDM, McGrady AT, Brown SR, Maynard SM (2019) - First description of subglacial megalineations from the late Paleozoic ice age in southern Africa. PLOS One,

Schindlbeck JC, Kutterolf S, Straub SM, Andrews GDM, Wang K-L, Mleneck-Vautravers MJ (2018) - One Million Years tephra record at IODP Sites U1436 and U1437: Insights into explosive volcanism from the Japan and Izu arcs. Island Arc, doi:10.1111/iar.12244.

Schmitt AK, Konrad K, Andrews GDM, Horie K, Brown SR, Koppers AA, Pecha M, Busby CJ, Tamura Y (2018) - 40Ar/39Ar Ages and Zircon Petrochronology for Continental Crust-like Rocks in the Izu-Bonin-Marianas Intra-Oceanic Arc. International Geology Review, doi:10.1080/00206814.2017.1363675.

Schindlbeck JC, Kutterolf S, Freundt A, Andrews GDM, Wang K-L, Völker D, Werner R, Frische M, Hoernle K (2016) - Alkalic marine tephra layers at ODP Site 1241: evidence for Plinian eruptions from Cocos Island in a pre-shield stage? Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 328, p. 96-104, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.10.009.

Andrews GDM, Schmitt AK, Busby CJ, Brown SR, Blum P, Harvey JC (2016) - Age and Compositional Data of Zircon from Sepiolite Drilling Mud to Identify Contamination of Ocean Drilling Samples. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1002/2016GC006397.