Carolyn Dowling

Carolyn Dowling

Associate Professor of Geological Sciences


Room:AR 117

Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2002
M.Sc., University of Rochester, 1998
B.A., University of Virginia, 1995

Current Research:
Fundamentally, all of my research involves :

· Environmental and low-temperature geochemistry in aqueous systems. Projects cover cation/anion, trace metal, carbon, and nutrient distribution and cycling.  Projects based in Nepal and Antarctica.

· Alternative energy.  Projects cover hydrogeology and thermal efficiency of the ground-source geothermal fields on campus.  Particular emphasis on hydrogeology and temperature profiles.
· Polar Research.  Geochemistry projects, specifically water-rock interactions, in ephemeral streams, ice-covered lakes, and glacial sediments.
Select Publications:

Gruver, J. B., K. N. Nicholson, K. Neumann, S. Sharma, C. B. Dowling, 2017, Water quality in the Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal: A modification of viable field-based testing methods, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Dowling, C.B., Neumann, K. and Florea, L. eds., 2016, Editors of Geothermal Energy: An Important Resource (Vol. 519). Geological Society of America.

**Siliski, A.C., L. J. Florea, C. B. Dowling, K. Neumann, A. C. Samuelson, M. Dunn, 2016, Stratigraphic heterogeneity in thermal and hydraulic characteristics in district-scale ground-source geothermal systems, in Geothermal Energy: An Emerging Resource. GSA Special Paper (C.B. Dowling, K. Neumann, and L.J. Florea, eds.), Geological Society of America. (Book Chapter)

Henderson*, K. M., S. M. Goldsmith, S. A. Welch, J. M. Sheets, C. B. Dowling, K. A. Welch, C. Hall, and W. B. Lyons, 2015, Evaluating the quantity and composition of suspended sediments in the ephemeral streams of Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 47(7):531.

Dowling, C. B., R. J. Poreda, and W. B. Lyons, 2014, The effects of a high meltwater year on the physical limnology of Lake Fryxell and Lake Hoare, Taylor Valley, Antarctica, as evident by dissolved gas, tritium, and chlorofluorocarbons, Antarctic Science. DOI: 10.1017/S095410201300062X.

*undergraduate student
**graduate student

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Planet Earth Geol En 101 01 1000 - 1050 M W F AR, room 145
Lab in Physical Geol 105 1 1600 - 1750 R AR, room 145
Physical Hydrology 350 1 1300 - 1450 M W AR, room 105
Physical Hydrology 550 1 1300 - 1450 M W AR, room 105
Seminar Environmenta 601 02 1300 - 1550 F AR, room 105
Geoscience Research 680 2 0000 - 0000 TBD, room TBD
Geoscience Research 780 2 0000 - 0000 TBD, room TBD