Peter W. Reiners

Professor, Department Head

Geosciences
University of Arizona

geochemistry, thermochronology, and applications in earth & planetary science

Peter W. Reiners
Professor, Department Head, Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
520-621-6000
Email: reiners at email.arizona.edu


New Stuff:

HeDWAZ 2014 - Multichron, June-July 2014

My former student Devon Orme's new website.

GEOS 474/574: Geochronology & Thermochronology, Spring Semester 2014

Field trip to the Colorado Plateau to investigate the mysteries of diagenetic oxides, October 2013

Field trip to the Uinkaret Volcanic Field, October 2013

•September 2013: I'm back at UA and in the thick of things again. Just to show you what I've been up to lately, here is a shot of some of my favorite secondary minerals from my favorite place in the world.

August 2012 to August 2013: I'm on sabbatical, at the Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimique (CRPG).

Check out Stuart Thomson's recent paper on the landscape evolution of subglacial East Antarctica. This got a nice News & Views, and some good publicity, for example here, here, and here. This is also closely related to UA alum Clare Tochilin's cool paper on Antarctic erosion, here.

Check out Willy Guenthner's () new website.

Check out the recent paper led by Jay Quade on the mysterious rubbing boulders of the Atacama, in here:

. And while you're at it take a gander at some of the cool SEM pics in the oft-overlooked DR. What up with the Si-coating?

The 40th Annual GeoDaze!, March 2012

CIFAR field trip to Kohala volcano, February 2012


Less New, But Still Newish Stuff:

Field trip to the Tucson Mountains, November 2011
Photos and stuff from Antarctichron 2011
Check out our recent paper on Clinker geochronology, the first glacial maximum, and landscape evolution in the northern Rockies, in here:

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GEOS 400-500: Introduction to Geochemistry, Fall Semester 2011
GEOS 342: Evolution of the Earth, Ocean, and Atmosphere, Fall Semester 2011
GEOS 218: Geologic Disasters & Society, Spring Semester 2011
•FOP Field trip to the Henry Mountains, October 2010
Check out our recent paper, led by Stuart Thomson, on Glaciation as a destructive and constructive control on mountain building,in here:

. Also see Jean Braun's excellent News & Views on the paper.
•"Field" trip to the Galiuros, September 2010
•Field trip to the Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra, July 2010
•Field trip to the Stansburys, July 2010


Stuff that's starting to wear out its newness, but I don't want to take down and you might find interesting:

GEOS 342: Evolution of the Earth, Ocean, and Atmosphere, Fall Semester 2010
•Field trip to the Huachucas, February 2010
GEOS195K: Contemporary Earth System Science, Fall Semester 2009
Check out this paper with David Shuster, Thermochronology and Landscape Evolution, in Physics Today
Check out this paper on Nonmonotonic cooling histories and multithermochron, recently published in GCA
Photos from the July 2009 field trip to the Washington Cascades
COSA: photos from the January 2009 field trip to the Atacama Desert
COSA: photos from the May 2008 field trip to the Central Andes



Background
I'm a Professor here in Geosciences at the University of Arizona, since August 2006, where I work on thermochronology, geochemistry, tectonics, and petrology. Before that I received my PhD in Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington , did a postdoc in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology , and was on the faculty in the Department of Geology at Washington State University, and in the Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University.


 


Antarctichron 2011!


Brief cv

 

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Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
and CIFAR's:
Earth System Evolution Program

Last modified November 2013.