Paul Kapp, Professor

Geology, Tectonics, Wind

Department of Geosciences

1040 E 4th St Rm 208

Tucson, AZ 85721-0077

office: G-S 310





















My expertise lies in continental tectonics, regional geology, and structural-stratigraphic analysis. In the field I conduct geologic and geomorphic mapping, determine the kinematics of major structures, and measure stratigraphic sections. I study rocks ranging from Precambrian to Quaternary in age and from high-grade gneisses to loess. My analytical research is primarily focused on quantifying timing and rates with geochronology and thermochronology.

Research Interests

Continental tectonics; emphasis on Asia

Cordilleran orogenic systems

Thrust and extensional systems and associated basins

Eolian processes


Faculty supervisor: Society of Earth Science Students