Taylor Woods

Graduate Student

  • twoods2@crimson.ua.edu

Degree Program

PhD

Advisor

Dr. Kimberly Genareau

Primary Specialization

petrology

Education

B.S Geology, The University of Georgia, 2015

M.S., Geological Science, The University of Alabama, 2017

Courses Taught

GEO 101, GEO 210

Research Interests

My research interests include volcanic lighting, lightning induced volcanic spheres, volcanic plume dynamics, ash aggregation, and the electrical properties of ash. My masters research focused the electrical resistivity and conductivity of volcanic ash in comparison to the properties (shape, size and chemical composition) of ash to examine the role these properties play in ash conductivity.

Current Research Projects

My current research project is focused on understanding the chemistry of lightning induced volcanic spheres

Research Group

UA Tephra Lab

Representative Publications

Genareau, K., Cloer, S. M., Primm, K., Tolbert, M. A., & Woods, T. W. (2018). Compositional and mineralogical effects on ice nucleation activity of volcanic ash. Atmosphere, 9(7), 5–7. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9070238
Woods, T.W., Genareau, K., & Wallace, K., (2017) Variations in Volcanic Ash Electrical Conductivity as a Function of Grain Size Distribution, Water Content, and Temperature [Abstract]. In: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2017, abstract #V13C-0390
Genareau, K., Cloer, S. M., Primm, K., Woods, T., & Tolbert, M. A, (2017) The Effect of Volcanic Ash Composition on Ice Nucleation Affinity [Abstract]. In: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2017, abstract #A13A-2049
Woods, T., & Genareau, K., (2017) 255: Effects of Grain Size and Shape on Volcanic Ash Electrical Conductivity [Abstract]. In: International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, Meeting 2017, abstract # VO43A-136
Woods, T., Cloer, S. M., & Genareau, K., (2016) The Role of Grain Size and Shape on the Electrical Conductivity of Volcanic Ash [Abstract]. In: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2016, abstract #A33E-0297
Cloer, S. M., Woods, T., & Genareau, K., (2016) Depositional and Immersion-Mode Ice Nucleation of Fine-Grained Volcanic Ash Samples [Abstract]. In: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2016, abstract #A33E-0278