Columbus State News

Professor of Geology Successfully Concludes 3-Year Volcano Study

Clint Barineau, associate professor of Geology in Columbus State University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences, and eight of his undergraduate students recently concluded a three-year research project funded by the National Science Foundation studying the deep roots of 450-million-year-old volcanoes in the southern Appalachian Mountains of Alabama. The data collected by Barineau, his students and colleagues from the University of Florida will be used to understand the age and characteristics of faults and magmatic activity in eastern Alabama during the earliest phases of Appalachian mountain building. Barineau’s students will present their results at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Baltimore this November.

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