Penny Wieser

Research Expertise and Interest

igneous petrology, geochemistry, volcanology

Research Description

Penny Wieser is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science.  She is an igneous petrologist and volcanologist using erupted melts, crystals, gases and volcanic aerosols to understand volcanic systems. Her main research focus at present is evaluating and developing methods to calculate magma storage depths beneath active volcanoes (e.g. Mauna Loa, Kilauea, Cascades etc). She does this by integrating analytical methods such as raman spectroscopy and e-beam techniques with open-source python codes allowing full error propagation. 

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