Ian Flynn

Postdoctoral Fellow


Ian Flynn
Thaw Hall 211
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260



The research I pursue revolves around thermal infrared remote sensing and modeling of volcanic process on both Earth and Mars. My terrestrial volcanism research primarily focuses on two volcanoes; Vulcan de Fuego, Guatemala, and Tolbachik, Russia. My research of Vulcan de Fuego investigates the natural hazards produced during an eruption. Research at Tolbachik focuses on using the 2012-2013 eruption as an analog for Martian volcanism, specifically, lava flows seen around Arsia Mons. My goal is to analyze lava flows from Tolbachik to refine a numerical model and use it to unravel the complicated emplacement of the lava flow fields around Arsia Mons.