Stephen A. Nelson
Associate Professor

Phone: 504-862-3194
Fax: 504-865-5199

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Room 208 Blessey Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1979
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1975
A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1973

Research Interests

Igneous Petrology
Mexican Volcanic Belt
Geological Hazards

Select Publications

Nelson, S.A. and Leclair, S.F., Katrina’s unique splay deposits in a New Orleans neighborhood. GSA Today, 16:4-9, 2006.

Nelson, S.A. E. Gonzalez-Caver and T.K. Kyser. Constrains on the origin of alkaline and calc-alkaline magmas from the Tuxtla volcanic field, Veracruz, Mexico. Contr. Mineral. Petrol. 122:191-211. 1995.

Nelson, S.A. and E. Gonzalez-Caver. Geology and K-Ar dating of the Tuxtla volcanic field, Veracruz, Mexico. Bull. Volcanology. 55:85-96, 1992.

Verma, S.P., and S.A. Nelson. Isotopic and trace-element constraints on the origin and evolution of calc-alkaline and alkaline magmas in the northwestern portion of the Mexican Volcanic Belt. J. Geophys. Res. 94:4531-44, 1989.

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Courses Taught

EENS 1110 – Physical Geology
TIDE 1220 – Hurricanes and New Orleans 
EENS 2110 – Mineralogy 
EENS 2120 – Petrology 
EENS 3050 – Natural Disasters 
EENS 4340 – The Earth 
EENS 4680 – Volcanology
EENS 6050 – Natural Disasters 
EENS 6340 – The Earth 
EENS 6140 – Igneous Petrology
EENS 6680 – Volcanology

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