Benjamin J. Andrews

Physical Volcanology and Igneous Petrology
Department of Mineral Sciences and Global Volcanism Program
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution


Recent Publications

(13) Andrews, B.J., accepted. Dispersal and air entrainment in unconfined dilute pyroclastic density currents. Bulletin of Volcanology.
(12) Siebert, L., Cottrell, E., Venzke, E., and Andrews, B.J., accepted. Earth’s volcanoes and their eruptions: an overview. Encyclopedia of Volcanoes.
(11) Andrews, B.J., 2014. Magmatic storage conditions, decompression rate, and incipient caldera collapse of the 1902 eruption of Santa Maria Volcano, Guatemala. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. PDF
(10) Andrews, B.J. and Manga, M., 2014. Thermal and rheological controls on the formation of mafic enclaves or banded pumice. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 167:961 doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0961-7 PDF
(9) Cardenas, M.B., A.M.F. Lagmay, B.J. Andrews, R.S. Rodolfo, H.B.Cabria, P.B. Zamora, and M.R. Lapus, 2012. Continental smokers: Thermal springs due to hydrothermal convection of groundwater connected to surface water. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L02403. doi:10.1029/2011GL050475 PDF
(8) Andrews, B.J. and M. Manga, 2012. Turbulence, sedimentation, and coignimbrite partitioning in dilute pyroclastic density currents. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 225: 30-44. doi:10.1029/2011GL050475 PDF
(7) Andrews, B.J. and M. Manga, 2011. Effects of topography on pyroclastic density current runout and formation of coignimbrites. Geology. PDF
(6) Andrews, B.J., M.B. Cardenas, and P.C. Bennett, 2011. Analysis of turbulent mixing processes with high spatio-temporal resolution FLIR video, Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon. G-Cubed. doi:10.1029/2011GC003530 PDF
(5) Andrews, B.J. and J.E. Gardner, 2010. Effects of caldera collapse on magma decompression rate: an example from the 1800 14C yr BP eruption of Ksudach Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 198: 205-216 PDF
(4) Andrews, B.J. and J.E. Gardner, 2009. Turbulent dynamics of the 18 May 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption column. Geology, 37: 895-898. PDF
(3) Andrews, B.J., J.E. Gardner, and T.B. Housh, 2008. Repeated recharge, assimilation, and hybridization in magmas erupted at El Chichón as recorded by plagioclase and amphibole phenocrysts. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., El Chichón 25th Anniversary Special Issue, 175: 415-426. PDF
(2) Andrews, B.J., J.E. Gardner, S. Tait, V. Ponomareva, and I.V. Melekestsev, 2007. Dynamics of the 1800 14C yr BP caldera-forming eruption of Ksudach Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. In: Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region, Eds. J. Eichelberger, E. Gordeev, M. Kasahara, P. Izbekov, and J. Lees. Geophysical Monograph, 172: 325-342. PDF
(1) Andrews, B.J., 2003. Eruptive and depositional mechanisms of an Eocene shallow submarine volcano, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand. In: Explosive subaqueous volcanism, Eds. J.D.L. White, J.L. Smellie, and D. Clague. Geophysical Monograph, 140: 179-188. PDF

Publications in Review/Revision

(14) Popp, C., Andrews, B.J., Chance, K., and Cottrell, E. Satellite observations of carbon dioxide emissions from the 2008 eruption of Kasatochi volcano. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, in revision.
(15) Johnson, J.B., Lyons, J.J., Andrews, B.J., and Lees, J. Explosive dome eruptions controlled by periodic gas-driven inflation. Geology, resubmitted.
(16) Waters, L.E., Lange, R., and Andrews, B.J. Degassing-induced crystallization of plagioclase phenocrysts in rhyolite and dacite: Phase equilibrium and decompression experiments. Journal of Petrology, in revision.