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Geologist receives research award


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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.

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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 Village.

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 National Park.

"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, or by mail at CLI, P.O. Box 2, Crater Lake National Park, OR 97604.





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