Nicole Moore

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology
With Pomona Since: 2018
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Nicole Moore’s research is focused on the mafic eruptive products of volcanism. She is interested in how the petrology and geochemistry of basaltic magmas, which are generated in the mantle, can provide insight into their mantle sources, and the extent to which various crustal processes affect the magmas during their ascent to the surface of earth. Moore studies these basaltic products in a variety of tectonic settings, including continental flood basalts and volcanic arcs.

    Research Interests

    • Generation of basaltic magmas
    • Petrology and geochemistry of the mantle
    • Continental Arc Basalts
    • Continental Flood Basalts

    Areas of Expertise

    • GEOLOGY
    • Igneous Petrology
    • Geochemistry
    • Volcanology
    • Primitive Basalts
    • The Cascade Arc
    • Continental Flood Basalts
    • Columbia River/Steens Basalt
  • Work

    Work

    Peer Reviewed Publications

    Moore, N.E., Grunder, A.L., Bohrson, W.A., Carlson, R.W., and Bindeman, I.N., 2020, Changing mantle sources and the effects of crustal passage on the Steens Basalt, SE Oregon: Chemical and isotopic constraints: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 21, doi.org/10.1029/2020GC008910.

    Moore, N.E., Grunder, A.L. and Bohrson, W.A., 2018, The three-stage petrochemical evolution of the Steens Basalt compared to large igneous provinces and layered mafic intrusions: Geosphere, v. 14, no. 6, p. 2505-2532, doi.org/10.1130/GES01665.1.

    Moore, N.E., and DeBari, S.M., 2012, “Mafic magmas from Mount Baker in the northern Cascadearc, Washington: probes into mantle and crustal processes,” Contributions to Mineralogy and vPetrology, v. 163, p. 521-546, doi: 10.1007/s00410-011-0686-4.

    Abstracts Presented

    Moore, N.E., Carlson, R.W., Grunder, A.L., Bohrson, W.A., 2019, Homogeneous 187Os/188Os and high Os concentrations in the Steens Basalt, Columbia River Flood Basalt Group, Southeast Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 51, no. 5.

    Moore, N.E., Grunder, A.L., Bohrson, W.A., and Carlson, R.W., 2017, “Source and magma processes during the onset of Columbia River Flood Basalt volcanism, the Steens Basalt, SE Oregon,” IAVCEI Scientific Assembly, Abstract ME21B-6.

    Bendaña, S., Bohrson, W.A., Graubard, M.A., Moore, N.E., and Grunder, A.L., 2017, “Quantification of Mantle vs. Crustal Contributions to the Steens Flood Basalt Magmatic System,” IAVCEI Scientific Assembly, Abstract ME23C-070.

    Louis, M., Toth, C., Bohrson, W.A., Moore, N.E., Bendaña, S., Graubard, M.A., and Grunder, A.L., 2017, “Phase Equilibria Constraints on the Magma Storage System with the Steens Basalt,” IAVCEI Scientific Assembly, Abstract ME23C-071.

    Toth, C., Louis, M., Bohrson, W.A., Bendaña, S., Moore, N.E., and Grunder, A.L., 2017, “Open-System Origin of Giant Plagioclase in the Steens Basalt, SE Oregon, USA: Assimilation of Plagioclase Mush or Entrainment of Plagioclase Antecrysts?,” IAVCEI Scientific Assembly, Abstract ME23C-072.

    Toth, C.H., Bohrson, W.A., Louis, M., Bendaña, S., Moore, N.E., and Grunder, A.L., 2017, ”Origin of giant plagioclase in a large-volume basaltic magma: entrainment of partially-melted gabbroic cumulate in the Steens Basalt, SE Oregon, USA,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 49, no. 6.

    Bendaña, S., Bohrson, W.A., Grunder, A., and Moore, N.E., 2016, “Geochemical Evolution of Steens Basalt: Quantification of Mantle vs. Crustal Contributions to an Evolving Flood Basalt Magmatic System,” Abstract V34B-07 presented at 2016 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco CA, 12-16 Dec.

    Moore, N.E., Toth, C., Grunder, A.L., Bohrson, W.A., and Bindeman, I., 2016, “Oxygen isotope composition of plagioclase from the Steens Basalt, Columbia River Basalt Province, SE Oregon,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 4.

    Lytle, K., Moore, N.E. and Grunder, A.L., 2016, “Olivine compositions of the lower Steens Basalt: Probing into magma histories of early flood basalt events,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 4.

    Moore, N.E., Lytle, K., Bohrson, W.A., and Grunder, A.L., 2015, “New Petrologic and Geochemical Insights into Differentiation Processes Required to Produce the Lower Steens Basalt, Columbia River Basalt Province, SE Oregon,” Abstract V41C-3090 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.

    Grunder, A.L., Moore, N.E., and Bohrson, W.A., 2015, “Giant Plagioclase “Mosaicrysts” and Other Textures in the Steens Basalt, Columbia River Flood Basalt Province,” Abstract V31E-3063 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.

    Moore, N.E., and Grunder, A.L., 2014, “Variations in whole rock and mineral composition of the Lower Steens Basalt, SE Oregon,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 6.

    Moore, N.E., and DeBari, S.M., 2009, “Origin and geochemical evolution of mafic magmas from Mount Baker in the northern Cascade arc, Washington: probes into mantle and crustal processes,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, no. 7, p. 191.

    DeBari, S.M., Moore, N.E., and Baggerman, T., 2009, “Variable mantle and crustal influences on magmatism in the Cascade arc,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, no. 7, p. 571.

    Moore, N.E., and DeBari, S.M., 2008, “Origin and geochemical evolution of mafic magmas from the Cascade arc, Mount Baker, Washington: probes into mantle processes,” 18th Annual Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts, v. 72, no. 12, p. A647.

    Invited Talks

    Moore, N.E., Geomythology: Geologic Observations Recorded in Traditional Indigenous Narratives, presented online at the Association for Women Geologists PNW Chapter meeting, January 9, 2021.

  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D., Oregon State University

    M.S., Western Washington University

    B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    • National Science Foundation Petrology and Geochemistry Program Grant to Grunder and Bohrson (Moore as substantive contributing author): Crustal Modulation of Flood Basalts--Integrating Field, Geochemical and Computational Data for the Steens Basalt – 2014
    • OSU CEOAS Jean Bowman Clark Educational Fund – 2014
    • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant – 2014 OSU
    • CEOAS Jess Johnson Graduate Student Writing Award – 2013
    • OSU Graduate Laurels Fellowship – 2012-2013
    • Geological Society of America Parke D. Snavely, Jr. Cascadia Research Award – 2007
    • USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory Kleinman Grant for Volcano Research – 2007
    • WWU Department of Geology Grant for Fieldwork – 2007 and 2008
    • WWU Grant RSP Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research – 2007
    • UNO Elmer C. Rhoden Scholarship for Undergraduates – 2003-2004 and 2004-2005
    • UNO Regent’s Scholarship – Fall 1995