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PhD (Completed)

Dr. Neal Auchter

Virginia Tech


Research Topics:

  • Slope evolution and stratigraphic framework of the Tres Pasos Formation, northern Magallanes Basin, Chilean Patagonia

  • Proximal to distal facies variability and mass transport deposit-influenced architectures along a 3.5 km slope transect, Tres Pasos Formation at Rio Zamora Valley, southern Chile --

  • Architectural analysis of outcropping deep-water channel deposits, Tres Pasos Formation, southern Chile: Implications for sedimentary processes and seismic interpretation

  • Intrastratal slope deformation preserved in outcrop, Tres Pasos Formation, Magallanes Basin, southern Chile

  • Detrital strontium stratigraphic constraints on basin infill history of a deep-water foreland basin, Magallanes Basin, southern Chile

Previous Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Virginia Tech), 2016

  • M.S. (University of Montana), 2012

  • B.Sc. (University of Wisconsin), 2009

Little known fact: Outstanding mustache grower.

Current Employment: Shell, Houston, TX, USA


CSS Publications

Auchter, N.C., 2016. Basin Evolution and Slope System Dynamics of the Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, Chilean Patagonia [Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Tech]

Auchter, N.C., Romans, B.W., Hubbard, S.M., Daniels, B.G., Scher, H., Buckley, W., 2020, Intrabasinal sediment recycling from strontium isotope stratigraphy: Geology.

Daniels, B.G., Auchter, N.C., Hubbard, S.M., Romans, B.W., Matthews, W.A. and Stright, L., 2018. Timing of deep-water slope evolution constrained by large-n detrital and volcanic ash zircon geochronology, Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, Chile. GSA Bulletin, 130(3-4), pp.438-454.

Auchter, N.C., Romans, B.W. and Hubbard, S.M., 2016. Influence of deposit architecture on intrastratal deformation, slope deposits of the Tres Pasos Formation, Chile. Sedimentary Geology, 341, pp.13-26.

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