Maria Cruz Da Silva Castro
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- Earth and Environmental Sciences
My research goals are diversified and relate directly to a wide range of issues within hydrogeology, paleoclimatology, and mantle geochemistry. My current research addresses problems in distinct geological environments, in particular, sedimentary (e.g., Gulf Coast Basin, Michigan Basin), volcanic (e.g., Galapagos Islands), and glacial (Antarctica) at the aide of complementary tools (e.g., noble gas geochemistry, numerical modeling, geostatistical methods). The common link to all my research projects is the analysis of the whole set of stable noble gases (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) in a diversity of fluids both at depth (e.g., groundwater, brine, gas) and at the surface (e.g., ice, snow, rain water).