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Wood, Warren W.

Visiting Faculty - Geochemistry, Hydrogeology 
  311 Natural Science
  (517) 355-4629

Warren Wood (BS, MS, and PhD, MSU) is Visiting Professor of Geosciences at Michigan State University; Adjunct Professor, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia; Visiting Research Associate, School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK; and Scientist Emeritus with the U. S. Geological Survey. During 40 years with the USGS, he served as: Project Chief, hydrodynamic dispersion, Assistant Chief, radioactive waste, Geochemist, for the High Plains artificial recharge project, and a Hydrogeologist for the Michigan District. From 1978 -1981 he was Associate Professor at Texas Tech University. His research interests have been largely in the hydrogeology of arid areas.

Recent Publications

Kraemer, T. F., Wood, W. W., and Sanford, W. E., 2014, Distinguishing seawater from geologic brine in saline coastal groundwater using radium-226; An example from the sabkhat of the UAE: Chemical Geology, v.371, p. 1-8.

Van Dam, R. L., Eustice, B. P., Hyndman, D. W., Wood, W. W., and, Simmons, C. T., 2014, Electrical imaging and fluid modeling of convective fingering in a shallow water-table aquifer; Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR013673.

Wood, W.W., Bailey, R. M., Hampton, B. A., Kraemer, T. F., Lu, Zhong, Clark, D. W., James, R. H. R. and Al Ramadan, K., 2012, Rapid Late Pleistocene/Holocene Uplift and Coastal Evolution of the Southern Arabian (Persian) Gulf; Quaternary Research, v. 77 p. 215-220 doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2011.10.008

Wood, W.W., Eckardt, F., Kramer, T. F., and Eng, K., 2011, Quantitative Eolian Transport of Evaporite Salts from the Makgadikgadi Depression (Ntwetwe and Sua Pans) in Northeastern Botswana: Implications for Regional Ground-Water Quality: In, Tasks for Vegetation Science, Vol. 46, Sabkha Ecosystems, Volume III: Africa and Southern Europe, (Eds) Öztürk, M.; Böer, B.; Barth, H.-J.; Breckle, S.-W.; Clüsener-Godt, M.; Khan, M.A., Springer 270 p. doi 10.1007/978-90-481-9673-9

Wood, W. W., 2011, A historical odyssey: The origin of solutes in the coastal sabkha of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (pp 245-254): In, Quaternary Carbonates and Evaporites Sedimentary Facies and their Ancient Analogues: A Tribute to Douglas Shearman; Ed by C. G. St. C. Kendall and A. S. Alsharhan; Special Publication No. 43 of the International Association of Sedimentologists; Wiley-Blackwell, 478p.

Wood W.W., Clark D., Imes J..L, Councell T.B., 2010, Eolian Transport of Geogenic Hexavalent Chromium to Ground Water. Ground Water, 48, 19-29.