Dr. Thomas E. Gill


University of Texas- El Paso.
Department of Geological Sciences, and
Environmental Science & Engineering

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Dr. Thomas Gill joined the faculty of the University of Texas- El Paso in 2004 after working previously at Texas Tech University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the University of California- Davis, where he received a Ph.D. in Earth Science and Resources in 1995. His primary research interests are in the interaction of the atmosphere with the other portions of the Earth System, particularly the land surface, with a focus on the generation and transport of mineral (dust) aerosols and other aerosols of geological origin; their generation and transport mechanisms, their chemistry, and their roles in environmental and human health and climate.   Professor Gill's research uses aspects of geology, analytical chemistry, meteorology, and remote sensing to study dust aerosols and the interactions and cycling of materials between the atmosphere and other parts of the Earth system, at all spatial scales. For the past 12 years, he has focused his research on understanding the sources, causes, characteristics, and impacts of dust storms in the Chihuahuan Desert of north-central Mexico and southwestern USA.