Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1979 M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1975 A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1973
Dr. Nelson's research interests include Volcanology, Igneous Petrology, Mexican Volcanic Belt, Geological Hazards and Thermodynamics
Nelson, S.A., Myths of Katrina: Field Notes from a Geoscientist. The Minnesota Review, 2015(84): p 60-68, 2015.
Nelson, S.A. and Leclair, S.F., Katrina’s unique splay deposits in a New Orleans neighborhood. GSA Today, 16:4-9, 2006.
Nelson, S.A. E. Gonzalez-Caver and T.K. Kyser. Constrains on the origin of alkaline and calc-alkaline magmas from the Tuxtla volcanic field, Veracruz, Mexico. Contr. Mineral. Petrol. 122:191-211. 1995.
Nelson, S.A. and E. Gonzalez-Caver. Geology and K-Ar dating of the Tuxtla volcanic field, Veracruz, Mexico. Bull. Volcanology. 55:85-96, 1992.
Verma, S.P., and Nelson, S.A.. Isotopic and trace-element constraints on the origin and evolution of calc-alkaline and alkaline magmas in the northwestern portion of the Mexican Volcanic Belt. J. Geophys. Res. 94:4531-44, 1989.