TO EXPLOSIVE VOLCANISM RESEARCH AT ASU
Kirsten Chojnicki is currently pursuing her PhD in the
School of Earth
and Space Exploration at Arizona
Her interests include experimental and numerical analyses of explosive
eruption dynamics. Her MS thesis research explored the dynamics of
rapidly-decompressed, particle-laden gases using laboratory experiments.
The findings enhance understanding of the initial stages of explosive
volcanic eruptions, including shock formation, and may improve multiphase
numerical models of explosive eruptions.
student, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State
2006: M.S., Geological Sciences, Arizona State University.
Thesis Advisor: Dr.
2000-2004: B.S., Geological
Sciences, Minor in Physics, University of Washington
Thesis Advisor: Dr. George Bergantz
Thesis title: Evaluating the utility and applicability of computer models
for volcanic conduit processes.
2005-2007: Research Assistant for Dr. Amanda
Clarke, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State
2003: Research Intern, Department of
Construction and Land Use, City of Seattle
2002: Research Intern, Seattle
Geologic Mapping Project, University
2005: Teaching Assistant, Geofluids, Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University.
2005: Teaching Assistant, Introduction to
Physical Geology, Arizona
2004: Teaching Assistant, Introduction to
Physical Geology Laboratory, Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University.
2002: Science Outreach Instructor,
Department of Chemistry, University
KN Chojnicki, Clarke, A B, JC Phillips, 2006. A shock-tube investigation of the dynamics
of gas particle mixtures: implications for explosive volcanic
Res. Lett. 33,L15309,
Clarke, A B,
JC Phillips, KN
Chojnicki (2006), Investigating the
dynamics of Vulcanian explosions: scaled
laboratory experiments of particle-laden puffs, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall
Meet. Suppl., Abstract V33E-03.
Clarke, A B, JC Phillips (2005), Exploring the Behavior of
Solid/Gas Mixtures via Shock-Tube Experiments With Relevance to Vulcanian Eruptions, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52),
Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V31D-0653.
Chojnicki, K., Clarke, A.B., Phillips, J.C.,
Monninger, J., (2004) Exploring the behavior of
solid/gas mixtures via analog shock-tube experiments, International
Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)
General Assembly, Pucon, Chile.