Stephen A. NelsonStephen A. Nelson
Associate Professor

Phone: 504-862-3194
Fax: 504-865-5199

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Room 208 Blessey Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

What happened during Hurricane Katrina - Field Trips


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1979
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1975
A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1973

Research Interests

Igneous Petrology
Mexican Volcanic Belt
Geological Hazards

Select Publications

Nelson, S.A., Myths of Katrina: Field Notes from a Geoscientist. The Minnesota Review, 2015(84): p 60-68, 2015.

Nelson, S.A. and Leclair, S.F., Katrina’s unique splay deposits in a New Orleans neighborhood. GSA Today, 16:4-9, 2006.

Nelson, S.A. E. Gonzalez-Caver and T.K. Kyser. Constrains on the origin of alkaline and calc-alkaline magmas from the Tuxtla volcanic field, Veracruz, Mexico. Contr. Mineral. Petrol. 122:191-211. 1995.

Nelson, S.A. and E. Gonzalez-Caver. Geology and K-Ar dating of the Tuxtla volcanic field, Veracruz, Mexico. Bull. Volcanology. 55:85-96, 1992.

Verma, S.P., and Nelson, S.A.. Isotopic and trace-element constraints on the origin and evolution of calc-alkaline and alkaline magmas in the northwestern portion of the Mexican Volcanic Belt. J. Geophys. Res. 94:4531-44, 1989.

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Courses Taught

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764