Grant: $22,175 - National Science Foundation - Jun. 4, 2009
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Award Description: Investigation of the temporal and spatial evolution of volcanism related to giant calderas in the Central Andes through detailed dating and chemical analysis of zircon crystals.
Project Description: The study aims to shed light on the periodicity and longevity of volcanism, as well as the underlying mechanisms for magmatic zonation in one of the world's largest and best preserved volcanic provinces, the Altiplano-Puna Volcanic Complex. This is a collaborative proposal that includes training of a graduate student. At UCLA, the graduate student is trained in ion microprobe geochronological analysis. Initial results show a complex U-Pb zircon age distribution in individual volcanic centers that may indicate long-lived magmatic activity, or recycling of crystalline plutonic rocks. We anticipate to present initial results in the spring 2010 American Geological Society meeting.
Jobs Summary: UCLA is a world-class educational institution in the midst of an unprecedented financial crisis that threatens our mission to provide education, research and public service benefiting millions of people. ARRA funding to the University has enabled the creation and retention of jobs to support vital scientific research and training activities that would otherwise be severely constrained or eliminated through budget cuts. The type(s) of jobs created and retained by this ARRA-fund award includes: Faculty and Investigator positions. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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