MARJORIE A CHAN

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MARJORIE A CHAN portrait
  • Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Research

Research Summary

Chan has an active research program in clastic sedimentology, spanning some of Earth’s oldest sedimentary rocks (Precambrian) to some of its youngest (Pleistocene). Her recent research has applied terrestrial geology examples of southern Utah to better understand Martian geology. Her research has been featured in many media venues including National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentary films.

Research Statement

My interests are in clastic sedimentary geology, and multidisciplinary studies using aspects of facies, basin analysis, fluid flow, and modeling (with applications toward environmental and predictive problems). Recent work includes studies of red rock diagenesis and its applications to understanding groundwater flow on Mars.

Research Keywords

  • Clastic Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Diagenesis Planetary Geology, Interest Level: 5

Research Groups

  • STAR - Sedimentary Terrestrial Analog Research, Other. Geology & Geophysics. 01/2005 - present. sed.utah.edu.