I received a B.Sc. Engineering in 1961 and an M.Sc. in 1963, both at the University of Saskatchewan. I served as a PostDoc, then as an acting Assistant Professor at the University of California/Los Angeles before coming to Brown in 1970. In 1985, I was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. Though a Professor Emeritus, I am still very active within the Geochemistry/Mineralogy/Petrology (GMP) research group.
|Wetzel, Diane T., Hauri, Erik H., Saal, Alberto E., Rutherford, Malcolm J. Carbon content and degassing history of the lunar volcanic glasses. Nature Geoscience. 2015; 8 (10) : 755-758.|
|Hauri, Erik H., Saal, Alberto E., Rutherford, Malcolm J., Van Orman, James A. Water in the Moon's interior: Truth and consequences. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2015; 409 : 252-264.|
|Prissel, T.C., Parman, S.W., Jackson, C.R.M., Rutherford, M.J., Hess, P.C., Head, J.W., Cheek, L., Dhingra, D., Pieters, C.M. Pink Moon: The petrogenesis of pink spinel anorthosites and implications concerning Mg-suite magmatism. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2014; 403 : 144-156.|
Rutherford, M.J. and Papale, P. (2009). Origin of Basalt Fire fountain eruptions on the Earth vs: the Moon. Geology, in press (March 2009 issue).
Calvin, C and Rutherford M.J. (2008) The parental melt of Lherzolitic shergottite ALH 77005: a study of rehomogenized melt inclusions. American Mineralogist, 93, 1886-1898.
Rutherford, M.J. (2008) Magma ascent Rates. In Minerals, Inclusions and volcanic Processes: Reviews in Mineralogy Vol. 69 Chapter 7. Eds: Putirka, K. and Tepley F., p 241-271.
Minitti, M.E., Rutherford, M.J., Taylor, B.E., Dyar, M.D. and Schultz, P.H., (2008) Assessments of Shock Effects on Amphibole water contents and Hydrogen isotope compositions: Amphibole Experiments. EPSL, 266, 46-60.
Saal, A, Hauri, E., LoCasio, M., Van Orman J., Rutherford, M., and Cooper R., (2008). The volatile content of lunar volcanic glasses: Evidence for the presence of water in the lunar interior. Nature,
Rutherford MJ, and Devine J (2008) Magmatic conditions and processes in the Storage Zone of the 2004-06 Mount St. Helens Eruption: The record in Amphibole and Plagioclase phenocrysts. In A volcano rekindled: the first year of renewed eruption at Mount St. Helens, 2004-2006. Sherrod, DR, Scott WE, Stauffer PH (ed) US Geol Survey Prof Pap 1750, chpt 31.
Mangiacapra, A., Moretti, R., Rutherford, M., Civetta, L., Orsi, G., Papale, P., (2008) The deep magmatic system of the Campi Flegrei caldera (Italy). Geophys Res Lett, 35, L21304, doi:10.1029/2008GL035550, 2008.
McCanta, M.C., Hammer, J.E., and Rutherford, M.J., (2007). Pre-eruptive and syn-eruptive conditions in the Black Butte, CA dacite: Insight into crystallization kinetics in a silicic magma system. Jour of Volcanology and Geothermal Res, 160, 263-284.
Gardner, J. E, Burgeisser, A., Hort, M., and Rutherford, M.J. (2006). Experimental and Model Constraints on Degassing of Magma during Ascent and Eruption. In Seibe, C., Macies, J.L., and Aquirre-Davis, G.J., Neogene-Quatery continental volcanism: A perspective from mexico. GSA Special Paper 402, 99-114.
Roach, A., Mangiacapra, A., and Rutherford, M.J. (submitted and in revision) Pre-eruption conditions in Phlegrean Fields trachytic AMS magmas: Petrology, Geobarometry and Geothermometry. Journal of Petrology.
McCanta M.C., Rutherford M.J., and L. Elkins-Tanton. (accepted, in revision) Melt REE contents oflherzolitic shergottite ALHA77005 and Nakhlite MIL03346: application of the Eu-oxybarometer. Met. Planet. Sci.