spacer
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Alison Shaw
Alison Shaw's photoAlison Shaw


Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 3775
ashaw@whoi.edu
Building: Clark 247A

http://www.dtm.ciw.edu/shaw

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 22
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests
My research focuses on understanding the role of volatiles (noble gases and major volatiles) in magmatic systems. In particular, I am interested in determining how they are recycled from the Earth?s surface back into the mantle, as well as identifying how they can be used as geochemical tracers of various sources (i.e. crust, mantle, sediments, plume) and processes (i.e., degassing, contamination, mixing). I have studied magmatic volatiles from the interior of the Earth in various different types of media including: 1) hydrothermal vent fluids in submarine environments, 2) basaltic glasses - lavas rapidly quenched as they erupt onto the seafloor, 3) fumaroles gases emitted from the craters of active volcanoes, 4) thermal springs, 5) geothermal wells on the flanks of volcanoes and 6) melt inclusions in mineral phases.

Education
McGill University, B.Sc. in Geosciences, 1996
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Ph.D., 2003
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Insitution of Washington, Post-doctoral Associate, 2003-2005



© Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
All rights reserved