Jaclyn S. Baughman, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science
Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, 2018
Advisor: Becky Flowers
A.B. Geology, Colgate University, NY, 2013
I am interested in large scale tectonic processes and using thermochronometric techniques to determine continental thermal evolution. My research focuses on developing and further constraining thermochronometric dating tools such as titanite (U-Th)/He. I apply a multitude of dating techniques, combined with field work and petrology to understand the long-term thermal evolution of the Kaapvaal craton, Southern Africa. By understanding the time-temperature history of an area, we can deduce topographic and land surface evolution. If you know when something happened, then you can better assess how/why it happened.
Exit Glacier, Seward Alaska
7.10.18 - I had a great time defending my thesis "Bridging high and low temperature thermal histories across the Kaapvaal craton, southern African from advances in titanite and zircon (U-Th)/He thermochronology" and am excited to begin a new position as a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin College
4.26.18 - New manuscript is out! Deciphering a 2 Gyr-Long Thermal History From a Multichronometer (U-Th)/He Study of the Phalaborwa Carbonatite, Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa, available at G-Cubed.
12.15.17 - Great session at AGU "Applications of Thermochronology to Understand Crustal Systems" - sincere thanks to all who participated and attended!
6.19.17 - Summer internships at UNAVCO are all underway! I'm thrilled to help facilitate these exceptional student programs and organize CO field trips and skills and communication seminars!
3.20.17 - New manuscript is out! Influence of radiation damage on titanite He diffusion kinetics, available at GCA. We show radiation damage affects the temperature sensitivity of titanite (U-Th)/He dating.