Department of Geology College of Arts and Sciences Environment and Energy Research Group
Volcanology Faculty

Name Name: Dr. Michael F. Sheridan

Office: 415 Cooke Hall
Phone: 716.645.5345
Website: Home Page

Title: Professor
Degree: PhD, Geology, Stanford University, 1965
Specialty: Volcanology, pyroclastic rocks, volcanic risk assessment, computer visualization

Research interests

My current research involves modeling rapid mass-flows at volcanoes (pyroclastic flows, avalanches, and mud flows) for hazard mitigation. This work combines mathematical modeling, field studies, and use of geographic information systems.

Recent publications

Sheridan, M.F., Hubbard, B., Bursik, M.I., Siebe, C, Abrams, M., Macias, J.L., and Delgado, H, 2001, Short-term potential volcanic hazards at volcan Popocatepetl, Mexico, EOS, American Geophysical Union, 82:185-189.

Sheridan, M.F., Hubbard, B., Carrasco-Nunez, G., and Siebe, C., 2004, Pyroclastic Flow Hazard at Volcan Citlaltepetl, Natural Hazards, 33(2):209-221.

Sheridan, M.F., Stinton, A.J., Patra, A.K., Bauer, A.C., Nichita, C.C., and Pitman, E.B, 2005, Evaluating TITAN2D Mass-Flow Model Using the 1963 Little Tahoma Peak avalanches, Mount Rainier, Washington. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 139:89-102.

Saucedo, R., Macias, J.L., Sheridan, M.F., Bursik, M.I., and Komorowski, J.C., 2005, Modeling of pyroclastic flows of Colima Volcano, Mexico: Application to hazard assessment. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 139(1-2):103-115.

Mastrolorenzo, G., Petrone, P. Pappalardo, L., and Sheridan, M.F., 2006, The Avellino 3780 yr B.P. Catastrophe as a Worst-case Scenario for a Future Eruption at Vesuvius, Proc. National Academy of Science, 103: 4366-4370.

Hubbard, B. E, Sheridan, M. F.,Carrasco-Nunez, G., Díaz-Castellon, R.,Rodriguez, S. 2007, Comparative lahar hazard mapping at Volcan Citlaltepetl, Mexico using SRTM, ASTER and DTED-1 Digital Topography, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 160 (1): 99-124.

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