Faculty note: Currier and Forsythe publication

UW-Green Bay faculty members Ryan Currier and Patrick Forsythe (Natural and Applied Sciences) have published an article with former students Corinne Grossmeier, Michael Laliberte and Brian Yagle. “Experiments on the evolution of laccolith morphology in plan-view” presents the results and implications of experiments performed by students in the Fall 2013 Capstone in Environmental Science course, where students simulated the intrusion of magma in the shallow earth by injecting molten wax into layered gelatin. The findings provide an updated model for the growth of shallow intrusions and allow for the prediction of hidden magmatic plumbing based on the shape of an intrusion.