John Stix

Professor


Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: john.stix [at] mcgill.ca

Tel: 514.398.5391

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Courses

ATOC 185 Natural Disasters 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 185 Natural Disasters 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 530 Volcanology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ESYS 500 Earth System Applications 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research

Petrology and geochemistry of intermediate and felsic magmas; micro-analysis of trace volatile and light lithophile elements by ion microprobe, inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry laser, and electron microprobe studies; understanding physical processes and forecasting eruptions at active subduction-zone volcanoes; geochemistry of volcanic gases, their use for eruption prediction, and their impact on the atmosphere; new infrared remote sensing techniques to measure gases at active volcanoes; integration of geological, geochemical, and geophysical datasets to model volcano plumbing systems.

Recent Publications

D’Arcy, F., Stix, J., de Moor, J.M., Rüdiger, J., Diaz, J.A., Alan, A. and Corrales, E., (2018). Drones swoop in to measure gas belched from volcanoes. Eos, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 99, doi:10.1029/2018EO102329.

Kennedy, B.M., Holohan, E.P., Stix, J., Gravley, D.M., Davidson, J., and Cole, J.W., (2018). Magma plumbing beneath collapse caldera volcanic systems. Earth-Sci. Rev, 177, 404-424.

Rooyakkers, S.M., Wilson, C.J.N., Schipper, C.I., Baker, S.J., and Allan, A.S.R., (2018). Textural and micro-analytical insights into mafic-felsic interactions during the Oruanui eruption, Taupo. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 173, 35, doi:10.1007/s00410-018-1461-6.

Seropian, G. and Stix, J., (2018). Monitoring and forecasting fault development at actively forming calderas: An experimental study. Geology, 46, 23-26, doi:10.1130/G39551.1.

Stix, J., (2018). Understanding fast and slow unrest at volcanoes and implications for eruption forecasting. Front. Earth Sci, 6, 56, doi:10.3389/feart.2018.00056.

Stix, J. and de Moor, J.M., (2018). Understanding and forecasting phreatic eruptions driven by magmatic degassing. Earth, Planets and Space, 70, 83, doi:10.1186/s40623-018-0855-z.

Stix, J., de Moor, J.M., Rüdiger, J., Alan, A., Corrales, E., D’Arcy, F., Diaz, J.A., and Liotta, M., (2018). Using drones and miniaturized instrumentation to study degassing at Turrialba and Masaya volcanoes, Central America. J. Geophys. Res., 123, 6501-6520, doi:10.1029/2018JB015655.

Stix, J., Gyakum, J., Caissy, K., Steeves-Fuentes, A., Yan, W.W., Roop, F., Vungoc, P.-A., Walker, C., Finkelstein, A., and Winer, L., (2018). A new Massive Open Online Course on natural disasters. Eos, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 99, doi:10.1029/EO091699.

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