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Geologist honored for Crater Lake work


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Herald and News
Klamath Falls, Oregon
August 19, 2003

A geological tour of Crater Lake National Park's Rim Drive area will be given Saturday by Dr. Charles "Charlie" Bacon, a volcanic geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

The tour is scheduled to leave from the Crater Lake Lodge area about 10 a.m. and will be oriented to the general public. Organizers emphasize it will be flexible so that participants can, if necessary, leave at any point.


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At 3 p.m., Bacon will receive the Centennial Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at Crater Lake from the Crater Lake Institute's board of directors at Mather Point near the Crater Lake Lodge.

Bacon, who is based at the USGS office in Menlo Park, Calif., has conducted detailed geological field studies at Crater Lake National Park for the past 25 years. He published the first results outlining significant details of the climatic eruptions that ultimately created the caldera where Crater Lake now resides.

Bacon joined the USGS as a research geologist following graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley and is currently a member of the Volcano Hazards Team.

He has also conducted field work on volcanoes along the Alaska Peninsula and other areas. Results from his work at Crater Lake and other projects have appeared in many scientific publications.

A private non-profit institute, the Crater Lake Institute is dedicated to supporting educational and research projects at Crater Lake National Park to increase public awareness of the park's unique natural and cultural history.

Crater Lake Institution director Ron Mastroguiseppe can be contacted by calling (208) 301-2545, by email at, or by mail at CLI, P.O. Box 2, Crater Lake National Park, OR 97604.





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