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Frey and Manon Awarded NSF RAPID Grant
$15,691; NSF Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
Principal Investigator: Holli Frey, professor and chair of geology; Co-Principal Investigator: Matthew Manon, lecturer in geology
RAPID: The effusive to explosive transition of La Soufrière, St. Vincent: Insights from petrology and hygrometry
The on-going eruption of La Soufrière, St. Vincent provides a unique opportunity to understand and evaluate a volcanic event as it occurs and evolves. After exhibiting no volcanic activity since 1979, a lava dome began extruding from the summit crater of La Soufrière in late December 2020, and on April 9, 2021, the eruptive style transitioned to an explosive phase. https://www.union.edu/news/grants/202106/frey-awarded-nsf-rapid-grant
Rodbell, Gillikin lead $1.5 M NSF grant to study tropical climate record
Two of our Union College geology professors – Donald Rodbell and David Gillikin – are leading an international team of scientists in a project to develop the longest continuous paleoclimate record from the region known as the “heat engine” of Earth. Rodbell, Gillikin lead $1.5 M NSF grant to study tropical climate record. https://www.union.edu/news/grants/202108/rodbell-awarded-nsf-p2c2-grant