The McGetchin Volcano Fund will support volcanology field work for three students this summer. Established last year, the fund honors the late Thomas McGetchin, former director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston
This summer, Mark S. Wigmosta, a senior at the University of Washington, will research the dynamics of the Toutle River mudflows triggered by the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. Tanya Furman, a junior at Princeton University, will examine a Sierra Nevada zoned granodioritic pluton that displays a tonalitic rim. Douglas Coelho, a Cornell University senior, will study field stratigraphy and nature of postglacial ash deposits of Adak Island in Alaska.