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David A. Clague

SENIOR SCIENTIST/GEOLOGIST/VOLCANOLOGIST

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-1781

email: clague@mbari.org

Dave’s research interests are nearly all related to the formation and degradation of oceanic volcanoes, particularly Hawaiian volcanoes, mid-ocean ridges, and isolated seamounts. Topics of interest include: compositions of mantle sources for basaltic magmas and conditions of melting; development and evolution of magma chambers beneath spreading centers and Hawaiian volcanoes; volatile and rare-gas components in basaltic magmas and their degassing history; chronostratigraphic studies of eruption sequence and evolution of lava chemistry during volcano growth; subsidence of ocean volcanoes and its related crustal flexure, plate deformation, and magmatic activity; formation of cumulate xenoliths during different stages of Hawaiian volcanism; transport of volcaniclastic sediment on submarine slopes of volcanoes; geologic setting of hydrothermal activity; origin of isolated seamounts; monitoring of magmatic, tectonic, and hydrothermal activity at submarine and subaerial volcanoes; emplacement dynamics of subaerial and submarine lava flows; slope instability on volcanoes.

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Mapping the next Hawaiian island

April 25, 2019 – MBARI researchers recently created a new map of Loihi, an undersea volcano that will be the next Hawaiian Island.
Recent publications
Béguelin, P., Bizimis, M., McIntosh, E.C., Cousens, B., Clague, D.A., (2019). Sources vs processes: Unraveling the compositional heterogeneity of rejuvenated-type Hawaiian magmas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 514: 119-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.03.011
Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B., Caress, D.W., Moyer, C.L., Glazer, B.T., Yoerger, D.R., (2019). Structure of Lo‘ihi Seamount, Hawai'i and lava flow morphology from high-resolution mapping. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7: . https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00058
Le Saout, M., Clague, D.A, Paduan, J.B., (2019). Evolution of fine-scale segmentation at intermediate-spreading rate ridges. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems : . https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008218
Maschmeyer, C.H., White, S.M., Dreyer, B.M., Clague, D.A, (2019). High-Silica Lava Morphology at Ocean Spreading Ridges: Machine-Learning Seafloor Classification at Alarcon Rise. Geosciences, 9: 1-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9060245
Clague, D.A., Caress, D.W., Dreyer, B.M., Lundsten, L., Paduan, J.B., Portner, R.A., Spelz-Madero, R., Bowles, J.A., Castillo, P.R., Guardado-France, R., Le Saout, M., Martin, J.F., Santa Rosa-del Rio, M.A., Zierenber, R.A., (2018). Geology of the Alarcon Rise, Southern Gulf of California. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 19: 807-837. http://doi.org/10.1002/2017GC007348
Clague, D., Marsaglia, K.M., Cousens, B.L., Paduan, J.B., (2018). Oligocene and Miocene volcanics in the sedimentary forearc of the Outer California Borderland. Society for Sedimentary Geology, 110: .
Clague, D., Paduan, J., Dreyer, B., Chadwick Jr., W.W., Rubin, K., Perfit, M.R., Fundis, A.T., (2018). Chemical variations in the 1998, 2011, and 2015 lava flows from axial seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge: Cooling during ascent, lateral transport, and flow. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 19: . https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018GC007708
Gill, J., Michael, P., Woodcock, J., Dreyer, B., Ramos, F., Clague, D., Kela, J., Scott, S., Konrad, K., Stakes, D., (2018). Corrigendum to: 'Spatial and temporal scale of mantle enrichment at the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge'. Journal of Petrology, 59: 863-896. https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egy076
Jones, M.R., Soule, S.A., Gonnermann, H.M., Le Roux, V., Clague, D.A., (2018). Magma ascent and lava flow emplacement rates during the 2011 Axial Seamount eruption based on CO2 degassing. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 494: 32-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.044
Paduan, J.B., Zierenberg, R.A., Clague, D.A., Spelz, R.M., Caress, D.W., Troni, G., Thomas, H., Glessner, J., Lilley, M.D., Lorenson, T., Lupton, J., Neumann, F., Santa Rosa del-Rio, M.A., Wheat., C.G. , (2018). Discovery of hydrothermal vent fields on Alarcón Rise and in Southern Pescadero Basin, Gulf of California. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19: 4788-4819. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GC007771