Geologist receives research award
Herald and News
Klamath Falls, Oregon
July 22, 2003
Charles Bacon, a volcanic geologist with the U.S. Geological
Survey, will receive the Centennial Award for Excellence in
Scientific Research at Crater Lake from the Crater Lake
Institute's board of directors.
Bacon is based at the USGS office in Menlo Park, Calif. He 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 eruptions that ultimately created the caldera where Crater
Lake now resides.
The institute will present the award at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
23, near the Crater Lake Lodge along the rim walk in Rim
Bacon joined the survey after graduate studies at
the University of California at Berkeley and is a member of the
Volcano Hazards Team. His interests are in physical volcanology,
petrology, geochemistry and the eruptive history of calderas,
which led to his Crater Lake work.
He has also conducted field work on volcanoes along the Alaska
Peninsula and other areas.
A private non-profit institute, the Crater Lake Institute
supports educational and research projects at Crater Lake
"We believe in harmonious stewardship of nature and people
through scientific understanding of all aspects of the park's
environment," said director Ron Mastroguiseppe, who can be
contracted by calling (208) 301-2545, by email at email@example.com, or by mail at CLI, P.O. Box 2, Crater Lake National
Park, OR 97604.