Elaine Smid

Position:              Research Scientist: Volcanology   

Qualification:     MSc (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)

Email:                    e.smid@auckland.ac.nz

Phone:                 +64 9 373 7599 extn. 87232

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Elaine has studied geological processes for over a decade in a variety of settings (Virginia, Hawai’i, California, and New Zealand). She now serves on the DEVORA and VORISA management and research teams and laboratory support for the University of Auckland’s Geology Department.

Research Interests: 

  • Volcanic geochemistry
  • Volcanic hazard assessment
  • Magma petrogenesis
  • Volcanic monitoring techniques
  • Emergency preparation and volcanic hazard education and outreach

 

Publications and Presentations:

Smid, E.R., Mazot, A., Jolly, G., and Lindsay, J.M., 2012, Soil Gas CO2 Fluxes and Concentrations in the Auckland Volcanic Field: A Pilot Study, in Arentsen, K., Németh, K., and Smid, E.R., eds., Abstract Volume of the Fourth International Maar Conference: A Multidisciplinary Congress on Monogenetic Volcanism, Auckland, New Zealand, Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 131A, p. 76.

Smid, E.R., Mazot, A., Jolly, G., and Lindsay, J.M., November 2011, Soil gas CO2 concentrations and CO2 fluxes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Presented at the 4th Annual DEVORA/IIOF Research Forum.

Smid, E.R., Mazot, A., Jolly, G., and Lindsay, J.M., 2011, Soil gas CO2 concentrations and CO2 fluxes in the Auckland Volcanic Field, in Litchfield, N.J., Clark, K., eds., Abstract volume, Geosciences 2011 Conference, Nelson, New Zealand, Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 130A, p. 100.

Lindsay, J.M., Leonard, G.S., Smid, E.R., and Hayward, B., 2011, Age of the Auckland Volcanic Field: A review of existing data: New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, v. 54 (4), p. 379-401.

Lindsay, J. and Smid, E.R., 2011. Volcanic Risk Assessment for the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Institute of Earth Science and Engineering Report 1-2011.01. 5 pp.

Smid, E.R. and Mazot, A., 2011. Soil Gas CO2 Concentrations & CO2 Fluxes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Institute of Earth Science and Engineering Report 1-2011.02. 27 pp.

Smid, E.R., Howe, T.M., Lynne, B.Y., 2010.  H2S Pilot Study, RotoruaNew Zealand.  Institute of Earth Science and Engineering Report 11-2010.01.  24 pp.

Smid, E.R., and Lynne, B.Y., 2010, Changes in Surface Activity Over 150 Years at Tauhara Geothermal Field, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand,  in Eccles, J.D., Grigor, M.R., Hoskin, P.W.O., Hikuroa, D.C.H., eds., Abstract Volume, GeoNZ 2010 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 129A, p. 271.

Smid, E.R., Lindsay, J.M., and Jolly, G., 2010, DEVORA: Year 2 of Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland, in Eccles, J.D., Grigor, M.R., Hoskin, P.W.O., Hikuroa, D.C.H., eds., Abstract Volume, GeoNZ 2010 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 129A, p. 270.

 Lindsay, J., Leonard, G., and Smid, E.R., 2009, The Age of the Auckland Volcanic Field, in, Barrell, D. and Tulloch, A., eds., Programme and Abstracts, Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 128A, Oamaru, New Zealand. p. 124.

Lynne, B.Y., Wallis, I.C., and Smid, E.R., 2009, Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Hot Spring Activity at Geyser Valley, New Zealand: Proceedings of the 31st New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, Abstract 3-10-2, Rotorua, New Zealand, p. 77.

Smid, E.R., Lindsay, J., and Jolly, G., 2009, DEVORA:  Year 1 of DEtermining VOlcanic Risk in Auckland, in, Barrell, D. and Tulloch, A., eds., Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 128A, Oamaru, New Zealand, p. 198.

Smid, E., Lindsay, J., Jolly, G., 2009. A Review of Statistical Methods Used to Assess Probabilistic Hazard in Monogenetic Basaltic Fields. Institute of Earth Science and Engineering Technical Report 1-2009.04. 27 pp.

Steele, A., Lindsay, J., Leonard, G., and Smid, E.R., 2009, The DEVORA Borehole Database Initial Report. Institute of Earth Science and Engineering Internal Report 1-2009.06. 

Smid, Elaine R., 2004.  Soil gas δ13C values and CO2 concentrations on the southeast slope of Mauna Kea: Implications for palaeoclimate and hydrogeology. M.S. Thesis, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.

Smid, E.R., and Thomas, D.M., 2003, Soil gas d13C values and CO2 concentrations on the southeast slope of Mauna Kea: Implications for palaeoclimate and hydrogeology: Eos. Trans. AGU, 84 (46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract #B31D-0326, 2003, p. F280.

Other

Served on the Local Organization Committee of the Fourth International Maar Conference, held in February 2012 at the University of Auckland.

Member of:
  • American Geophysical Union 
  • Commission on Monogenetic Volcanism
  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior 
  • Geological Society of New Zealand
  • Geological Society of America
  • Vhub.org