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Prof Tim Atkinson

Principal Research Associate

 

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Appointment:

Room:

Principal Research AssociateKathleen Lonsdale, G07

Courses Taught:

GEOL3042 Geological/Environmental Mapping Project
 

Research Group(s):

Hydrogeology
 

Email Address:

Telephone Number:

t.atkinson@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6390 (56390)

Research Summary

  • Hydrogeology Application of tracers to hydrogeological problems. Geochemistry, hydraulics and hydrology of karst aquifers. Dispersion of pollutants in rivers and groundwaters. Applications to environmental impact assessment of landfills and quarries, and to water resource development.
  • Geochemistry of uranium and its decay products, including radon, with applications to radiometric dating and hydrogeology.
  • Hydrology, especially of hillslopes and unsaturated porous media. Estimation of drought frequency and recurrence interval from long climatic records.
  • Geomorphology, especially of karst terrains. U-series dating of speleothems as a tool in geomorphic studies. Denudation rates and long-term landscape evolution.
  • Palaeoclimatology Numerical reconstruction of ice-age climates and palaeo-waterbalance from fossil biologic and geologic data. Speleothems as palaeoclimatic indicators. Isotopic analysis of speleothems and application of the results to palaeo-climate modelling.
  • Quaternary geology, especially applications of radiometric dating.