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Tammy Rittenour

Tammy Rittenour

Geosciences

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: GEOL 110
IconPhone: (435) 213-5756
IconEmail: tammy.rittenour@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Geomorphology and Geochronology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2004
MS, Quartenary Geology and Geomorphology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1999
BA, Geology and Biology, University of Minnesota, Morris, Minnesota, 1996

Emphasis

Geomorphology, sedimentology, strati-graphy, and geochronology to reconstruct paleoclimate and landscape evolution from fluvial, eolian and lacustrine records

Biography

Dr. Rittenour specializes in the analysis of the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signals from quartz sand grains in geomorphological and geoarchaeological applications. She also measures Infrared Stimulated Luminescence (IRSL) on potassium feldspar.