United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Nelia Dunbar

Program Director
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Research Interests
Nelia Dunbar is a geochemist and petrologist who has worked on Antarctic volcanism, and the interactions between volcanism and ice, since 1983. Her research is strongly field-based, although she has also investigated the volcanic record in ice cores through examination of volcanic ash (tephra) preserved in the ice cores.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
Field camp - fixed wing access
Field camp - helicopter access
Cape Crozier
Dry Valleys
Mount Erebus
Other Antarctic Research Location(s)
West Antarctica
Research Keywords
volcanoes, explosive eruptions, tephra, ice cores, geochemistry
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Earth Sciences
Other NSF Antarctic Programs
Antarctic Glaciology
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Geosciences Group
Current SCAR Group Participation
meeting attendance