Pete Stelling, PhD

Research Associate

Educational & Professional Experience:

Ph.D. – University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2003
B.A. – Western State College of Colorado, 1994

Areas of Expertise

Geology of geothermal energy systems, physical volcanology, igneous petrology, igneous geochemistry.

Courses Taught

  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • General Geology
  • Physical Geology
  • Earth Science for Future Presidents
  • GIS in Geology
  • Earth and Its Weather
  • Economic Geology
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Summer Field Camp

Selected Publications

Love, E. and Stelling, P. 2012. Volcanic Experimentation: Using Mentos-and-Soda to Teach Causal Research in a Marketing Research Class. Marketing Education Review, vol. 22, (1) (Spring 2012): 27-31

Gardner, J., Burgisser, A and Stelling, P 2007 Eruption and Deposition of the Fisher Tuff (Alaska): Evidence for the Evolution of Pyroclastic Flows, J. of Geology. vol. 115 p. 417-435

Stelling, P. and Tucker, D., editors, 2007 Floods Faults, and Fire: Geological Field Trips in Washington State and Southwest British Columbia, Field Guide 9, Geo. Soc. of Amer. 255 p.

Stelling, P., Gardner, J. and Beget, J 2004 Eruptive History of Fisher Caldera, Alaska, USA , J. Volc. and Geotherm. Res. vol. 139 (3-4) 163-183

Stelling, P., Kolker, A., and Cumming, W., 2010.  Geoscientific Data Types used to Support Geothermal Exploration at Akutan, Alaska: An Analysis of Relative Effectiveness in Thermal Gradient Well Targeting. Presented at 2010 Fall meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 13-17 Dec.

Kolker, A., Stelling, P., Cumming, W. and Rohrs, D., 2012.  Exploration and Assessment of the Akutan Geothermal Resource Area.  Proceedings, 37th workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, SGP-TR-194.

Recent M.S. Students

Brett Tobin: Investigation of multiple fluid flow generations at Akutan geothermal area, Alaska, using analyses of fluid inclusions

Randall Conger-Best: TBD