The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
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
E-mail: peter.polito@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-475-5785 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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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.
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