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Researcher: Alan Carroll

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Areas of Expertise
  • Astrobiology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Paleontology
  • Nanogeoscience
  • Structural geology
  • Microbial geoscience
  • Interfacial biogeochemistry
  • Sedimentary basin analysis: Creation, evolution, record provided of regional techtonics, how to read paleoclimatic signals from deposits
  • Application of stable and radiogenic isotopes to deciphering sedimentary provenance, weathering histories, and age relationships
  • Lacustrine basin evolution of the Green River formation 
  • Permian tectonics and sedimentation in Northwestern China 
  • Eolian-derived siltstone deposits in the Permian Phosphoria formation 
  • The lower cretaceous colville foreland basin system: Stratigraphic, geochemical, and tectonic constraints on the evolution of the Brookian Orogeny, Northern Alaska 
Web Site Alan Carroll's Department of Geoscience Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • Terminal infill of Eocene Lake Gosiute, Wyoming, USA. Chetel L, Carroll A. Journal of Sedimentary Research. 2010;80(6):492-514. doi: 10.2110/jsr.2010.050.

  • Geomorphic controls on lacustrine isotopic compositions: Evidence from the Laney Member, Green River Formation, Wyoming. Doebbert A, Carroll A, Mulch A, Chetel L, C Chamberlain. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 2010;122(1):236-252. doi: 10.1130/B26522.1.

  • Eocene clocks agree; eoeval 40Ar/39Ar, U-Pb, and astronomical ages from the green river formation. Smith M, Chamberlain K, Singer B, Carroll A. Geoscience. 2010;38(6):527-530. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G30630.1.

  • Paleogene landscape evolution of the central North American cordillera: Developing topography and hydrology in the Laramide foreland. Davis S, Mulch A, Carroll A, Horton T, C Chamberlain. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 2009 January;121(1):100-116. doi: 10.1130/B26308.1.

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Recent Artistic Works
  • BP Sakhalin Inc: JT Pietras
  • Sonoma State University Department of Geology
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-345-0667
Current University UW–Madison
Department Geology / Geophysics
Title Professor
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Address Line 1 483 Weeks Hall for Geological Sciences
Address Line 2 1215 West Dayton Street
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
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