Memorial to Robert Leland Smith 1920-2016

Geological Society of America Memorials
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Abstract

Robert L. Smith, renowned volcanologist and distinguished scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), was a world authority on ash-flow tuffs, silicic volcanism, and caldera structures. Bob died peacefully in Sacramento, California, June 17, 2016, a few days short of his ninety-sixth birthday. His publications on ash flows and their deposits brought about an international revolution in understanding of explosive silicic volcanism and, in his fifty-year career, he profoundly influenced USGS programs and countless scientists.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Memorial to Robert Leland Smith 1920-2016
Series title Geological Society of America Memorials
Volume 45
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description 7 p.
First page 19
Last page 25