The Info List - George P. L. Walker

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George Patrick Leonard Walker FRS (2 March 1926 – 17 January 2005) was a British geologist who specialized in mineralogy and volcanology.[1][2]


1 Life 2 Awards 3 See also 4 Selected publications 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

Life[edit] He worked on the volcanic rocks of Iceland
and on Mount Etna. He taught at Imperial College. In 1978, he was Captain James Cook Research Fellow of the Royal Society
Fellow of the Royal Society
of New Zealand at the University of Auckland, In 1981, he was Macdonald Chair in Volcanology
at the University of Hawaii.[3] He was married to a woman named Hazel and had a daughter, Alison, and a son, Leonard. Awards[edit]

Honorary D.Sc. from the University of New Zealand
University of New Zealand
in 1988. Dr. scient. hon. c. from the University of Iceland
in 1988. Icelandic Order of the Falcon, conferred by the president of Iceland in 1977. Lyell Medal of the Geological Society of London
Geological Society of London
in 1982. UH Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Research in 1985. Thorarinsson Medal (IAVCEI) in 1989. Wollaston Medal
Wollaston Medal
(Geological Society of London) in 1995.[4]

See also[edit]

Dispersal index, a concept coined by Walker

Selected publications[edit]

Walker, George P. L. (Sep 1960). "Zeolite Zones and Dike Distribution in Relation to the Structure of the Basalts of Eastern Iceland". The Journal of Geology. 68 (5): 515–528. Bibcode:1960JG.....68..515W. doi:10.1086/626685. JSTOR 30059352.  Walker, George P. L. (July 1973). "Explosive volcanic eruptions — a new classification scheme". Geologische Rundschau. 62 (2): 431–446. Bibcode:1973GeoRu..62..431W. doi:10.1007/BF01840108.  Walker, George P.L. (September 1983). "Ignimbrite types and ignimbrite problems". Journal of Volcanology
and Geothermal Research. 17 (1-4): 65–88. Bibcode:1983JVGR...17...65W. doi:10.1016/0377-0273(83)90062-8.  Wilson, Lionel; R. Stephen J. Sparks; George P. L. Walker (1987). "Explosive volcanic eruptions — IV. The control of magma properties and conduit geometry on eruption column behaviour". Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. 63 (1): 117–148. Bibcode:1980GeoJI..63..117W. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.1980.tb02613.x. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 


^ Self, S.; Sparks, R. S. J. (2006). "George Patrick Leonard Walker. 2 March 1926 -- 17 January 2005: Elected FRS 1975". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 52: 423. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2006.0029.  ^ Wilson, C. J. N.; Walker, G. P. L. (1985). "The Taupo Eruption, New Zealand I. General Aspects". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 314 (1529): 199. Bibcode:1985RSPTA.314..199W. doi:10.1098/rsta.1985.0019.  ^ "Professor George Walker". The Times. February 18, 2005.  ^ "Wollaston Medal". Award Winners since 1831. Geological Society of London. Archived from the original on 2009-03-21. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 

Further reading[edit]

T. Thordarson; G. Larsen; S. K. Rowland; S. Self; A. Hoskuldsson, eds. (2009). Studies in Volcanology: The Legacy of George Walker. IAVCEI. 

External links[edit]

Guardian obituary. IAVCEI - A George P.L. Walker symposium on Advances in Volcanology
- Reykholt, Borgarfjordur, W-Iceland, 12–17 June 2006.

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 8726598 LCCN: n82049870 ISNI: 0000 0000 2415 3846 SUDOC: 083610189

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