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Plank, Terry Prof.

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Dr. Terry Ann Plank is a geochemist, volcanologist, and professor of Earth Science at Columbia College, Columbia University, and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. Plank has spent her career researching magma and volcanoes. One specific area of her research is how the chemical composition of magma and crystals that form during eruption can provide information about the amount of water present during an eruption and explain how explosive it was. She has done field work around the ring of fire, Philippines, Nicaragua, Iceland, and across the southwest United States as well as the Aleutian Islands. She is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and also received the Houtermans Medal from the European Association for Geochemistry as well as the Donath Medal from the Geological Society of America.

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