William Menke
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professional Preparation
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology Earth and Planetary Science BS, MS 1976
Columbia University Geological Sciences M.Phil 1978, PhD 1982

ChairmanDept. Earth & Env. Sci., Columbia U.2002-2004
Associate ChairmanDept. Earth & Env. Sci., Columbia U.2002-
ProfessorColumbia University1992-
Associate DirectorLamont-Doherty Earth Obs.1989-1992
Associate ProfessorColumbia University1986-1992
Assistant ProfessorOregon St. University1982-1986

Relevant Publications
Menke, W., M. West and M. Tolstoy, Shallow crustal magma chamber beneath the axial high of the Coaxial Segment of Juan de Fuca Ridge at the "Source Site" of the 1993 eruption, Geology 30, 359-362, 2002.
West, M., W. Menke. M. Tolstoy, S. Webb and R. Sohn, Magma storage beneath Axial volcano on the Juan de Fuca mid-ocean ridge, Nature 25, 833-837, 2 001.
Menke, W., Crustal isostacy indicates anomalous densities beneath Iceland, Geophys. res. Lett. 26, 1215-1218, 1999.
Brandsdottir, B., W. Menke, P. Einarsson, R. White and R. Staples, Faeroe-Iceland Ridge Experiment -- II, Crustal structure of the Krafla central volcano, J. Geophys. Res. 102, 7867-7886, 1997.
Menke. W. and V. Levin, Cold crust in a hot spot, Geophys. Res. Lett. 21, 1967-1970, 1994.

Other Publications
Menke, W., The most dangerous volcano in the world, Earth Matters, Fall 1998, p 18-19 (not Peer Reviewed).
Menke, W., Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory, Revised Edition (textbook), Academic Press, Inc., New York, 1989.
Menke, W. and D. Abbott, Geophysical Theory (Textbook), Columbia University Press, 458p, 1989.
R. Staples, R. White, B. Brandsdottir, W. Menke, P. Maguire, J. McBride and J. Smallwood, Faeroe-Iceland Ridge Experiment -- I. The crustal structure of north-eastern Iceland, J. Geophys. Res. 102, 7849-7866, 1997.

Synergistic Activities
Seismological Field Experiments: SIST (Iceland), ONYNEX (NY-New England), Katla Volcano (Iceland), Krafla Volcano (Iceland), Baradalur '96 (Iceland), Grinsfjall Volcano (Iceland) '98, Axial Volcano (Juan de Fuca Ridge, 1999).
IRIS/PASSCAL Standing Committee, 1996-1997
Development of 3-semester "The Earth System" undergraduate course at Columbia University, 1994-1996.
Ridge Multibeam Synthesis Project and associated database, 1995.

Collaborators M. Brandon (Yale), B. Brandsdottir (U. Iceland), P. Einarsson (U. Iceland), V. Levin (Yale), J. Park (Yale), D. Sparks (TAMU), R. White (Cambridge)

Graduate Advisors A. Brecher (Undergraduate), P. Molnar (Masters), P. Richards (PhD)

Advisor and Sponsor V. Levin (Yale), M. West (LDEO), C. Rodriguez (LDEO). Total: 8.