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Dr. Marshall Reiter

Dr. Marshall Reiter
Emeritus - Principal Sr. Geophysicist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796

(575) 835-6333 fax


  • Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1969, Geophysics
  • B.S. University of Pittsburgh, 1965, Physics Honors

Research Specialties and Interests

  • Geothermal Studies; applied to hydrology- estimating rates of groundwater flow, defining horizontal and vertical groundwater flow components, locating controlling geological features of groundwater flow patterns, estimating arroyo and regional recharge, applying remote sensing to groundwater studies ; applied to geothermal systems- locating geothermal reservoirs ; applied to climatic change- investigate possible climatic change in New Mexico from vadose zone temperatures.
  • Rock and Earthquake Mechanics: determine stresses in fault asperities, estimate failure processes for earthquakes.