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:

– Aerial LiDAR Survey of the San Rafael, UT Exposed Subsurface Volcanic Features. Data at doi:10.5069/G908638S. Data acquisition and processing completed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping.

– Graduate Student Co-I on NASA Mars Data Analysis Program Project: "Evaluating the Role of Distributed Volcanism in the Development of the Tharsis Region of Mars."

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

– Developed and taught GLY4045: Planetary Geology, Fall 2013.

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.

Dike Experiments in Gelatin

USF's Geology Graduate Student Org Website


Role of sills in the development of volcanic fields: Insights from lidar mapping surveys of the San Rafael Swell, Utah (2015) Richardson, J.A., Connor, C.B., Wetmore, P.H., Connor, L.J. and Gallant, E.A. Geology, doi:10.1130/G37094.1

The Syrtis Major volcano, Mars: A multidisciplinary approach to interpreting its magmatic evolution and structural development (2015) Lillis, R.J., Dufek, J., Kiefer, W.S., Black, B.A., Richardson, J.A. and Bleacher, J.E. Journal of Geophyisical Research, doi:10.1002/2014JE004774

Subsurface structure of a maar-diatreme and associated tuff ring from a high-resolution geophysical survey, Rattlesnake Crater, Arizona (2015) Marshall, A., Connor, C., Kruse, S., Malservisi, R., Richardson, J.A., Courtland, L., Wilson, J. and Karegar, M.A. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.09.006

Multiscale postseismic behavior on a megathrust: The 2012 Nicoya earthquake, Costa Rica (2015) Malservisi, R., Schwartz, S.Y., Voss, N., Protti, M., Gonzalez, V., Dixon, T.H., Jiang, Y., Newman, A.V., Richardson, J.A., Walter, J.I. and Voytenko, D. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1002/2015GC005794

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