Development and testing of fingerprinting techniques for andesitic tephras


Grant Data
Project Title
Development and testing of fingerprinting techniques for andesitic tephras
Principal Investigator
Dr Donoghue, Susan Leigh   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Stewart   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Palmer   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Neall   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Mullineaux   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
1995-12-01
Completion Date
1998-11-30
Amount
331000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 255/95P
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1995/1996
Status
Completed
Objectives
To provide volcanologists with a workable, definitive means of identifying and correlating andesitic tephras; to use the techniques to help erect regional tephra stratigraphies where these are needed, and to resolve stratigraphic correlations specifically at Tongariro and Egmont volcanic Centres; to characterise the compositional diversity of andesitic tephras and use this information to study magma chamber evolution and eruptive mechanisms at these volcanoes.