Dave McGarvie is a volcanologist who works on volcanoes in Iceland and Chile. He has been working in Iceland for 30 years on a range of projects including: magma mixing; rhyolite geochemistry; physical volcanology of rhyolite and basalt volcano-ice interactions; Ar-Ar dating of Pleistocene rhyolite eruptions; volatiles in rhyolite eruptions; and cooling fractures in lavas meeting ice, snow and water. He has also worked on Scottish granites, written book chapters on volcanism at the ancient Ben Nevis and Glen Coe volcanoes in Scotland, and written papers on the Carbon isotope systematic of carbonaceous chondrites. He is a senior lecturer at The Open University.
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