Thermochronology @ Purdue

Thermochronology @ Purdue (T@P)

Welcome to the noble gas thermochronology laboratory in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University! In our group, we use noble gas geochemistry to study the physical and chemical processes shaping the surfaces of Earth and other planets. Some of the scientific problems our work addresses include:

  • how the Earth’s climate changed during the geologic past
  • how tectonic and geomorphic processes interact to shape topography
  • the impact history of the Moon and other planetary bodies in the inner Solar System
  • rates of volcanism and its interactions with Earth’s climate system

We also conduct basic experimental research on the kinetics of noble gas diffusion in minerals, which has broad significance across both Earth and planetary science disciplines. To learn more about the current and recent research efforts of T@P, check out our Research page.