Ben Edwards, Professor, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

Hello! I am an associate professor at Dickinson College, which is located in Carlisle, PA. Most of my teaching and research interests are centered on processes related to rocks, minerals and volcanoes. I teach about Planet Earth, Environmental Hazards, Earth Materials, and Volcanoes. Most of my recent research is on interactions between volcanoes and ice, including work on lava flows from the 2010 eruptions in Iceland (Eyjafjallajokull and Fimmvorduhals), experiments on lava-ice-snow interactions conducted at Syracuse University, and studies of ancient volcanoes formed by eruptions through ice, located in British Columbia (Canada), Iceland, and even a bit of work on Martian deposits.

Most of my blog entries will likely focus on course field trips and updates on research results from several projects on which I’m presently working with collaborators from many different places. Please feel free to email me ( or leave a comment if you have questions.

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  1. Dear Sir,

    You may find geologic structures similar to the ones you are studying south of Lake Balqash in Kazakhstan. I believe that an active volcano was snuffed out by an advancing glacier then ground down by it. Unfortunately I have not been able to find any drumlins south of the lake. There may be something else to look for when a volcano is involved in the process. Perhaps you could find something I could not using the new knowledge you have gained through your research.

    Cordially yours,

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