Ryan Currier

As an igneous petrologist, I am interested in the processes involved in magma formation, storage, and transport through the crust. I am specifically interested in igneous textures (i.e. the size, shape, and orientation of crystals) and extracting the stories they have to tell. Many of my research projects have concerned rift (and back-arc rift) settings, and the resulting magmatic plumbing systems which have developed under the associated conditions.

  • B.Sc., Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 2006
  • M.A., Magma Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
  • Ph.D., Magma Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University, 2011

Summer 2021 Sections

Spring 2021 Sections

Fall 2020 Sections

Summer 2020 Sections

  • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: E01

Spring 2020 Sections

  • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 02
  • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 03
  • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 05
  • GEOL-3024 (Igneous & Metamrphc Petrology) Section: 01

Fall 2019 Sections

  • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 01
  • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 04
  • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 06

Currier, R.M., and Flood, T.P., 2019. The Orestes Melt Zone, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Spatially distributed melting regimes in a contact melt zone, with implications for the formation of rapakivi and albite granites. Journal of Petrology, 60, 11, 2 [View Publication External Resource]

Currier, R.M., Ashauer, Z.M., and Norfleet, M.A., 2019. Textural analyses of classical rapakivi granites: Texture formation through coarsening, size-selective replacement, and stirring. Precambrian Research, 321, 1-12. [View Publication External Resource]

Currier, R.M., Forsythe, P., Grossmeier, C., Laliberte, M., and Yagle, B., 2017. Experiments on the evolution of laccolith morphology in plan-view. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 336, 155-167. [View Publication External Resource]

Currier, R.M., and Marsh, B.D., 2015. Mapping real time growth of experimental laccoliths: The effect of solidification on the mechanics of magmatic intrusion. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 302, 211-224. [View Publication External Resource]

Hidalgo, P.J., Vogel, T.A., Rooney, T.O., Currier, R.M., and Layer, P.W., 2011. Origin of silicic volcanism in the Panamanian arc: evidence for a two-stage fractionation process at El Valle volcano. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162, 1115-1138 [View Publication External Resource]