Floyd McCoyProf. Floyd McCoy

"Theran Volcanics and Minoan Culture"

Professor McCoy will join our Stanford AIA Chapter on Friday, February 9 at 8:00pm, Packard Building, Room 101
Reception to follow.
Lecture is free and open to the public.

Floyd McCoy is the Professor of Geology and Oceanography with the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaii, Windward College. He holds his degrees from Harvard University (Ph.D.) and the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. His current research interests include the Late Bronze Age eruption of Thera (Greece), the paleoclimate of the Eastern Mediterranean, sedimentology of tsunami deposits (Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Hawaii), surveys of the Aegean and Mediterranean sea floor, production of hyaloclastites at Hawaii, and Hawaiian geoarchaeological and geophysical surveys. His work on the eruption of Thera has been featured in a number of television programs, including on the BBC, NBC, the Learning Channel, National Geographic, and Discovery. Professor McCoy is an AIA Joukowsky Lecturer for 2017/2018.

Research Interests

geoarchaeological and geophysical surveys on Thera and at various archaeological sites (Greece)
volcanology and regional effects of the Late Bronze Age eruption of Thera (Greece) in the eastern Mediterranean region
paleoclimate of the eastern Mediterranean region
sedimentology of tsunami deposits (Greece, Italy, Turkey)
marine geological, geophysical and archaeological surveys of the Aegean and Mediterranean sea-floor

sedimentology of tsunami deposits
production of hyaloclastites (black sand) by active lava flow entry into the ocean
geoarchaeological and geophysical surveys