Warren D. Huff
Professor, clay mineralogy, paleovolcanology, tephrochronology
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Geology - Tenure-Track Faculty
614 Geology-Physics Building
PhD, University of Cincinnati, 1963.
B.A., Harvard, 1959.
clay mineralogy, paleovolcanology, tephrochronology
Much of my research deals with the study of K-bentonites, which are the remains of explosively erupted volcanic ash layers. These layers are now altered largely to clay minerals although some original volcanic crystals remain. I study both types of minerals to learn about the nature of the source volcanoes, many of which are over 400 million years old, as well as the natural processes by which the volcanic ash layers have been buried in the earth and altered to their present form.