M. Clara Castro

Hydrology and Noble Gas Geochemistry  
                                                         Maui, Hawaii field trip, June 2014


Welcome to the Hydrology and Noble Gas Research Group at the University of Michigan. We study noble gases in a diversity of hydrological systems to derive information on past climate, the functioning of freshwater, brines and hydrothermal systems, and to identify sources of methane in groundwaters. To achieve these goals, the Noble Gas Laboratory has been developing new methodologies to obtain high precision noble gas isotopic measurements in most fluids, including rainwater, groundwater, river water, snow, ice, fog, brines and shale gas. We have projects throughout the world, spanning from glacial (e.g., Antarctica, Greenland), to equatorial (Galapagos) to mid-latitude regions in the USA (Texas, Hawaii) and elsewhere.

M. Clara Castro
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan
C.C. Little Building
1100 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005

Phone: 734 - 6153812
Fax: 734 - 7634690

Sampling groundwater in Isabela Island, Galapagos Archipelago, June 2009
M. Clara Castro,
May 11, 2017, 6:07 PM