Charles R. Bacon

Charles R. Bacon is an American expert in geology at the United States Geological Survey in the Volcano Hazards Team who has done a tremendous amount of work on Crater Lake National Park's geology.

He earned his BS in Geology at Stanford in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Geology from University of California, Berkeley in 1975. His current research interests include physical volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, and eruptive histories of calderas, emphasizing detailed study of Crater Lake, Oregon, and Veniaminof and Aniakchak calderas, Alaska Peninsula.[1]


  • 1987 - L.R. Wager Medal, Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)
  • 1999 - N.L. Bowen Award, American Geophysical Union
  • 2003 - Crater Lake Institute Centennial Award for Excellence in Research at Crater Lake National Park
  • 2004 - U.S. Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award[2]



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