C. Tom Foster


Tom FosterProfessor

Metamorphic Petrology

Interests: High temperature reaction kinetics and material transport, metamorphic petrology, Colorado Proterozoic tectonics, metamorphosed ore deposits, fossil shape analysis, modeling geological processes.

Publications: Müller, T., Baumgartner, L.P.,Foster, C.T.,  Bowman, J.R. (2009) Crystal size distribution (CSD) of periclase in contact metamorphic dolomite marbles from the southern Adamello Massif, Italy.  Journal of Petrology, v.50, p. 451-465.

Muller, T, Baumgartment, L., Foster, C.T., Roselle, G. (2008)  Forward modeling of the effects of mixed volatile reaction, volume diffusion and formation of submicroscopic exsolution lamellae on calcite-dolomite thermometry. American Mineralogist , v.93, p. 1245-1259.

Dutrow, B. L., Foster, C.T., and Whittington, J. (2008) Prograde muscovite-rich pseudomorphs as indicators of conditions during metamorphism: An example from NW Maine,. American Mineralogist. v. 93, p. 300-314.