People

Watters, Aaron

Education

  • Rutgers University, NJ, Ph.D. Candidate, anticipated graduation 2021 
  • Texas Tech University, MS
  • Texas Tech University, BS

 

Courses/Instruction

  • TA – Introduction to Geology
    TA – Synchronized Lectures for Planet Earth and Dinosaurs
    TA - Structural Geology
    Instructor – Earthquakes and Volcanos - Online

Field Experience

  • TN1909 September-October 2019 Seismic survey and coring cruise to the Argentine margin
  • Manitou Springs CO mapping the Lyons Formation
  • Tres Ritos, New Mexico in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains

Research Interests

  • My research focuses on sediment delivery and deposition in regions with strong bottom currents , producing spectacular sedimentary features. These vary in scale from centimeters to 100's of kilometers. I am using seismic images and cores collected during cruise TN1909 (southern Argentine Margin) to look at different scales of processes.
  • On the left we are cutting a piston core into sections.  The right panel shows a seismic line from modern drift at around 4000 m water depth.

Cutting a Piston Core into sectionsMarine Seismic Line from Argentine Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Drs. Greg Mountain and James Wright (co-advisors)

  • Dr. Ken Miller
  • Dr. Niall Slowey (outside committee member - Texas A&M)

Meetings / Abstracts

  • SWEET, D., CARSRUD, C. T., and WATTERS, A. J., PROPOSING AN ENTIRELY PENNSYLVANIAN AGE FOR THE FOUNTAIN FORMATION EXPOSED ALONG THE FRONT RANGE, COLORADO, in Proceedings 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver2013.
  • Sweet, D. E., Carsrud, C. R., and Watters, A. J., 2015, Proposing an entirely Pennsylvanian age for the Fountain Formation through new lithostratigraphic correlation along the Front Range.
  • WATTERS, A. J., EARLY PERMIAN WIND PARAMETERS RECORDED IN THE LYONS FORMATION, MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO, in Proceedings Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs2012, Volume 44, p. 93.