UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Adam Curry


Email: accurry at live.unc.edu
Office: Mitchell Hall 204

M.S., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, current
Environmental Field Scientist, Professional and Technical Support Services, Baton Rouge, LA, Oct. 2010-May, 2011
B.A., Geology, Pomona College, 2010
Thesis: "Geochemical Investigation of the Red Cinder Peak Area of Makushin
Volcano, Unalaska, AK"; advisors Dr. Jade Star Lackey and Dr. Rick Hazlett

I am a M.S. student working with Dr. Allen Glazner on the formation of crystal-poor, high-SiO2 rhyolites. Specifically, I am studying how obsidian comes to be so crystal poor by examining heat flow dynamics in obsidian production.

In addition to my own research, I am a teaching assistant (101L), lecture assistant (101), research assistant to Dr. Allen Glazner, and the graduate research consultant (GRC) for GEOL72H.

I love volcanoes.

Publications

Curry, A., 2010, Geochemical Investigation of the Red Cinder Point Area of Makushin Volcano, Unalaska, Alaska, in Keck Geology Consortium Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology, 328-334. [link

Nicolaysen, K.E., Curry, A.C., Goldberg, A., Wobus, R.A., Lackey, J.S., Hazlett, R.W., and Bindeman, I.N., 2010, Thermobarometry, argon dating and oxygen isotope geochemistry of the Pleistocene Pt. Tebenkof ignimbrite, Makushin Voclano, AK, Abstract #V11D-2334 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Cail., 13-17 Dec. [link]

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