Sarah AaronsResearch Specialist

Research Focus:
Isotope Geochemistry
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BS in Geological and Environmental Science (Stanford University), MS and PhD in Earth and Environmental Science (University of Michigan)

Research Interests

  • Isotope systems as tracers of weathering and geologic history

  • Geochemical techniques to determine paleo dust provenance and transport pathways

  • Tracing modern dust sources and nutrient composition

Selected Publications

Aarons, S.M.Blakowski, M.A, Aciego, S.M., Stevenson, E.I., Sims, K.W.W., Scott, S., and Aarons, C., Geochemical characterization of critical dust source regions in the American West, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 215, 141-161, 2017.    

Aarons, S.M.Aciego, S.M., Arendt, C.A., Steigmeyer, A., Gabrielli, P., Sierra-Hernandez, R., Delmonte, B., Baccolo, G., Pratt. K., May, N., Dust composition changes from Taylor Glacier (East Antarctica) during the last glacial-interglacial transition: A multi-proxy approach, Quaternary Science Reviews, 162, 60-71, 2017.    

Aarons, S.M., Aciego, S.M., Gabrielli, P., Delmonte, B., Koornneef, J.M., Uglietti, C., Wegner, A., Blakowski, M.A., and Bouman, C., Ice core record of dust sources in the western United States over the last 300 years, Chemical Geology, 442, 160-173, 2016.    

Aarons, S.M., S.M. Aciego, and Gleason, J.D., Variable Hf-Sr-Nd radiogenic isotopic compositions in a Saharan dust storm over the Atlantic: Implications for dust flux to oceans, ice sheets and the terrestrial biosphere, Chemical Geology, 349, 18-26, 2013. 

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