Dr. David T. Lescinsky
Senior Research Scientist III
Institute of Meteoritics
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
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.
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.