Nicholas F Meszaros
I am currently researching how magma storage conditions changed leading up to the most recent (1.23 Ma) caldera-forming eruption of the Valles magmatic system in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. Through a combination of phase equilibrium experiments, melt inclusion geochemistry, geothermometry/barometry, and Ce-in-zircon oxybarometry I am establishing pre-eruptive magma storage pressure, temperature, and oxygen fugacity conditions, as well as compositional evolution trends. Additionally, I am using sanidine Ar-Ar geochronology to refine the current pre-caldera eruption record of fayalite-bearing and biotite-bearing rhyolites. My overall objective is to place current magma storage conditions and eruption repose into context as either trending towards system extinction or rejuvenation.
Awards for Geochronology Student Research (AGeS2) - Geological Society of America / National Science Foundation (2021)
Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2020)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention - National Science Foundation (2019)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention - National Science Foundation (2018)
Jackson School Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2018 - 2019)
Ernest "Rock" Rice Memorial Scholarship - DePauw University (2017)
GSA MGVP Student Travel Grant - Geological Society of America Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Volcanology, and Petrology Division (2017)
Charles Bieber Memorial Scholarship - DePauw University (2016)
Holton Memorial Scholarship - DePauw University (2014 - 2018)
Changing Volatile Contents Just Prior to Super-Eruptions: Evidence from the Upper Bandelier Tuff, Valles Caldera, New Mexico, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California (2019)
Petrogenesis of Igneous Rocks in the Eminence Knobs Region Southwestern St. Francois Mountains, Missouri, Geological Society of America, Seattle, Washington (2017)
Implication of Sphalerite Composition at a Central Tennessee Mississippi Valley Type Deposit, Geological Society of America, Seattle, Washington (2017)
Meszaros, N., Subedi, B., Stammets, T. & Shifa, N. (2017). Assessment of Surface Water Contamination from Coalbed Methane Fracturing Derived Volatile Contaminants in Sullivan County, Indiana, USA. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 99(3), 385-390. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00128-017-2139-x. doi:.