Jacob Richardson is a volcanology doctoral graduate student in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida who studies volcanoes on Earth and other planets.

Jacob Richardson

Jacob A. Richardson

Doctoral Candidate at the University of South Florida


Curriculum Vitae
One page CV

USF Volcanology Lab Website

Projects & Experiments:

– A Python Code I wrote to evaluate spherical harmonic coefficients is up on GitHub.

– Taught GLY4045-F13: Planetary Geology

USF's College of Arts and Science Blog. After a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Costa Rica, I traveled with another graduate student to the epicenter to track the plate motion using GPS instruments.

A Spatial Resolution Investigation

A Lava Flow Simulation of Pu'u 'O'o

Dike Experiments in Gelatin

USF's Geology Graduate Student Org Website


The volcanic history of Syria Planum, Mars (2013) Richardson, J.A., Bleacher, J.E. and Glaze, L.S. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.11.007

A LiDAR Survey of an Exposed Magma Plumbing System in the San Rafael Desert, Utah (2012) Richardson, J.A., Kinman, S. Connor, L.J., Connor, C.B., and Wetmore, P.H. AGU Fall Meeting Presentation.

Comparison of monogenetic volcano clusters on Earth, Venus and Mars (2012) Richardson, J.A., Miller, D.H., Bleacher, J.E., Connor, C.B., Gregg, T.K., Connor, L.J., and Glaze, L.S. AGU Fall Meeting Presentation.

Using Spatial Density to Characterize Volcanic Fields on Mars. (2012) Richardson, J.A., Bleacher, J.E., Connor, C.B. and Connor, L.J. 43rd LPSC. Abstract #2314.

Identification of volcanic ridge in northern Syria Planum, Mars: Constraint on geologic history of Syria. (2010) Richardson, J.A., Bleacher, J.E. and Baptista, A.R. 41st LPSC. Abstract #1427.