Joseph P Smoot

My research uses analysis of sedimentary processes to reconstruct depositional environments at the map scale, outcrops, cores, and thin sections.  The reconstructions are used to develop mapping strategies, climatic reconstructions, exploration of economic minerals or hydrocarbons, or to resolve problems such as pollution, erosion, or hazard analysis.  

Biography

2013-present - Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, Reston VA

1995-2013 - Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, Reston VA

1990-1995 - Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Sedimentary Processes Program, Denver CO

1983-1990 - Research Geologist, U.S. Geolgical Survey, Branch of Eastern Geology, Reston VA

1978-1983 - Assistant Professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook NY