MSSS Earth Research
Research on the geology of planet Earth at MSSS has focused on topics in geomorphology and volcanology, including studies of eolian (wind erosion and movement of sediment) processes in Antarctica, Iceland, and Hawaii. Studies have also included work on catastrophic floods in Iceland, volcanic features at Mount St. Helens, Lassen Peak, Iceland, and Hawaii. Field work has also included semi-autonomous rover testing in the deserts of southern California.
- MSSS President Michael Malin has conducted more than 2 decades of on-going research in Antarctica.
- Introduction to Antarctic Research Projects
- Antarctic Journal Articles
- Gallery of GIFs and MPEGs
- Computer Simulations of Various Locations in the Ice-free Valleys
Mount St. Helens and Lassen Peak Volcanoes
- Digital Elevation Models of Mount St. Helens (pre- and post-1980 eruption)
- 19 May 1915 Eruption of Lassen Peak
Iceland and Hawaii
- Eolian (wind) Processes in North Central Iceland
- Characteristics of Large Catastrophic Floods in North Central Iceland
- Length of Hawaiian Lava Flows
- Evolution of the Keanakakoi Debris Blanket
- Wind-blown Sediments of the Keanakakoi Formation