14 February 2012
Have a heart.
Strangely enough, I actually like the sulfur smell you get around fumaroles. Guess that means I’m well suited to be a volcanologist.
Jessica Ball is a graduate student in the Department of Geology at State University of New York at Buffalo, where she is learning how to safely and productively play with very hot rocks. Her PhD research focuses on the interaction of water and lava domes, and involves both field investigations and modeling applications. Her blogging covers a range of topics, from life as a grad student to geoscience outreach to (of course!) her field and lab work in volcanology.