Faculty Spotlight: Meagen Pollock

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Assistant Professor of Geology Meagen Pollock $126,905 to study Pillow Lava Production During Glaciovolcanic Eruptions.  Pillow basalts are the primary products of subaqueous eruptions in a variety of environments, including effusive glaciovolcanic eruptions. Exposures in pillow quarries on the Reykjanes Peninsula allow us to examine the internal architecture of subglacial pillow ridges, which is important to understanding the spatial distribution of lava and chemical variations within these subglacial eruptive units.