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    Mendenhall Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity # 18-22. Geophysical characterization of the Clear Lake Volcanic Field, California

    The Clear Lake Volcanic Field (CLVF) in Northern California is a long lived (~2 Ma) and currently active volcanic system located within the San Andreas Transform at the northern edge of the San Francisco Bay Area. Past magmatic activity in the CLVF is characterized by voluminous intrusion and extrusion, including caldera-forming eruptions. Surface manifestations of current volcanic activity include hot springs, fumaroles, seismicity, and the world’s largest producing geothermal field, The Geysers. Because of its proximity to the densely-populated Bay Area, long-lived history of explosive eruption, decades of deep long-period seismic events, a central silicic dome, and abundant young volcanic features, the National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) has categorized the CLVF as a potentially high-risk volcanic hazard. 

    The CLVF is situated in a unique tectonic setting, lying between parallel strands of the active San Andreas Fault system and along the track of the northward migrating Mendocino Triple Junction, the nexus of three tectonic plates marking the southernmost subducting edge of the Gorda Plate beneath North America. Though it has long been hypothesized that CLVF magmatism is related to slab window processes, there is a suggestion that the trailing edge of the subducting slab somehow controls location and type of volcanism. Details of the deep heat source beneath the CLVF are not well understood, nor is the tectonic relationship between the CLVF, the edge of the subducting Gorda Plate and related slab window, and the San Andreas Fault system.

    Proposed Duty Station: Menlo Park, CA

    Areas of Ph.D.: Geology, seismology, geophysics, mathematics or related fields (candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered).

    Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: Research Geologist, Research Geophysicist, Research Mathematician

    (This type of research is performed by those who have backgrounds for the occupations stated above. However, other titles (such as Research Physical Scientist) may be applicable depending on the applicant's background, education, and research proposal. The final classification of the position will be made by the Human Resources Specialist.)

    https://www.usgs.gov/centers/mendenhall/basic-qualification-requirements-0

    Physical/Environmental Demands:  Work is usually performed in an office setting. Office work normally involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms exposure to moderate risks and discomforts, such as those due to. Work will also intermittently include fieldwork characterized by some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; and bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities exposure to moderate risks and discomforts, such as those due to fieldwork that includes some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; and bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1 night per month may be required.

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    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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