Jordan, Teresa

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Research Interests: Jordan’s current research divides on two paths: documentation of natural Earth system history, and the geological controls on resources and their sustainable utilization. Examples of the first type are histories of climate change and of topographic uplift over thousands to millions of years in the desert of northern Chile, as well as the history of the 350-million-year ago marine environment in which the Marcellus shale formed. Examples of the second type are studies of water resources in the Atacama Desert, of geothermal energy in sedimentary basins, and of the relationships between Marcellus rock properties and the physical and chemical consequences of human activities related to natural gas extraction.

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