Dr. David T. Lescinsky

Senior Research Scientist III

Institute of Meteoritics

MSC03 2050

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Phone: 505-277-3842

Fax: 505-277-3577

Email: dlescins /at/ unm /dot/ edu

Ph.D. Arizona State University, Phoenix, 1999

Research interests: Physical volcanology, specifically, how volcanic rocks are erupted and how volcanic materials are emplaced at the surface. Lava flows: how they are emplaced and how emplacement conditions are reflected by flow morphology and fracture patterns. Studies combine field observations and remote sensing with laboratory simulations and analytical models. The projects listed below contain different aspects of these approaches. Volcano-ice interaction: ice-contact volcanism, generation of melt water, and identification of past examples of volcano-ice interaction.


Recent Publications

Lescinsky, D.T., Skoblenick, S.V., Mansinha, L., 2007. Automated identification of lava flow structures using local Fourier spectrum of digital elevation data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112:B05212, doi:10.1029/2006JB004263.

Lescinsky, D.T., Merle, O., 2005. Extensional and compressional strain in lava flows and the formation of fractures in surface crust. Geological Society of America Special Paper, 396:161-177.

King, P.L., Lescinsky, D.T., Nesbitt, H.W., 2004. The composition and evolution of primordial solutions on Mars, with application to other planetary bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68:4993-5008.

Lescinsky, D.T., Fink, J.H., 2000. Lava and ice interaction at stratovolcanoes: Use of characteristic features to determine past glacial extents and future volcanic hazards. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105:23,711-23,726.