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Donald Palmer

Interim Dean, Honors College, Professor Emeritus

Geophysics is a wide ranging and highly applied field within Geological Sciences that includes the study of the internal structures and processes of the Earth.  Here in the department, the focus is primarily on the environmental applications, including seismic, magnetic and gravity surveys, and characterization of aquifers and subsurface features, including faults.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Miller, B., Schneider, A., Smith, A.J., Palmer, D.F., 2000.  A 6,000 year water level history of Europe Lake, Wisconsin, USA, J. Paleolimnology, 23, 175-183. 

Smith, A.J., Davis, J., Palmer, D., Forester, R., and Curry, B., 2003. Paleontology Society Special Papers, v. 9, pp. 203-222. 

Palmer, D.F., 2004, Yosemite National Park, IN Harris, A., Tuttle, E. and Tuttle S. (eds.) Geology of National Parks, Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., pp. 385-402

Palmer, D.F., 2004, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, IN Harris, A., Tuttle E. and Tuttle S. (eds.) Geology of National Parks, Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., pp. 739-754.

Research Areas
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Engineering Geophysics

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
Sigma Xi
American Institute of Professional Geologists
Association of Engineering Geologists

Donald Palmer
Honors College
Department of Geology

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