University of Texas at Austin

Peter Polito

Peter Polito

Peter Polito

Scientist Associate III
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-475-7585
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Research Interests

    Geomechanical properties channel-bed material and the corresponding effect on fluvial bedrock incision and sediment transport

    Fluid transport through fine-grained media

  • Education

    B.S. Geology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 2007

    M.S. Applied Geosciences, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 2009

  • Selected Publications and Abstracts

    Polito, P.J. and Johnson, J.P. (2010) Quantifying mean velocity and turbulence in experimental flash flood bores. Eos Trans. AGU 87(59), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract EP23B-0785.

    Polito, P. J., Zygielbaum, B. R., Sklar, L. Sand Collins, G. C., (2008) Experimental investigation of fluvial incision on Titan by low-velocity sediment impacts, Eos Trans. AGU 87(59), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P21A-1316.

    Sklar, L. S., Polito, P. J., Zygielbaum, B. R., and Collins, G. C., (2008), Abrasion susceptibility of ultra-cold water ice: Preliminary measurements of abrasion rate, tensile strength and elastic modulus, in Science of Solar System Ices Workshop, Oxnard, CA.

    Polito, P. J., and Sklar, L. S. (2006), Correlating field and laboratory rates of particle abrasion, Rio Medio, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51G-0554.