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Robert Poreda

Robert J. Poreda

  • Professor

PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1983

224 Hutchison Hall
(585) 275-0051
Fax: (585) 244-5689

Office Hours: By appointment


Research Overview

  • Use of tritium and 3He to determine the flow and age distribution of shallow groundwater
  • Transport of dissolved metals to the coastal ocean via submarine groundwater discharge
  • Cosmic ray produced 3He and 21Ne and their applications to geomorphology and climate change research
  • Transport of volatiles (He, Ar, carbon) from magma to geothermal and natural gas reservoirs
  • Climate change in Antarctica and the evolution of the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes
  • Delivery of exogenous carbon molecules (e.g. fullerenes) to the earth by meteorite impact and the implications for formation of the atmosphere
  • Impact tracers at the K/T and Permian/Triassic extinctions and the link to flood basalt volcanism

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • EES 218/218W/418:  Physical and Chemical Hydrology
  • EES 248/248W/448:  High Temperature Geochemistry
  • EES 469:  Stable Isotopes in Geochemistry
  • EES 462:  Seminar in Noble Gas Geochemistry