Timothy T. Eaton

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Research Interests

  • Hydrology, Geophysics.


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Queens College

I am a hydrologist and geologist with interests in both surface water and groundwater, modeling and field observations to understand hydrologic exchanges, and the use of subsurface geophysics to characterize the shallow subsurface.  Recent projects involve the analysis of high-resolution hydraulic head measurements and groundwater flow modeling to analyze groundwater recharge, and interpretation of geophysical data to infer the history of glacial deposition in the Hudson River valley.

I have also investigated tidal estuarine dynamics, issues of stormwater control, water quality and discharge of combined sewer overflows (CSO) in coastal waters, as well as the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing as it relates to energy policy decisions in New York State.  Other collaboration includes research on carbon assimilation in forests using eddy covariance methods to investigate ecosystem exchanges.   I also have a longstanding interest in the potential for constructed wetlands to treat CSO discharges in the New York City urban area. 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Classes

  • GEOL383: Groundwater Hydrology

  • GEOL025: Natural Resources and the Environment
  • GEOL347: Introduction to Hydrology

Graduate Classes

  • GEOL745: Introduction to Hydrology
  • GEOL746: Groundwater Hydrology
  • GEOL761: Field Methods in Hydrology
  • GEOL762: Shallow Subsurface Geophysics

Recent Publications

  • Gorokhovich, Y., M. Nelson, T.T. Eaton, J. Wolk-Stanley, G. Sen. 2018. Integrated study of glacial deposits in Lower Hudson Valley (New York) with insight into deglaciation since Last Glacial Maximum. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington D.C.

  • O’Mullan, G.D., T.T. Eaton and M.E. Dueker. 2018. Single-indicator strategies treat symptoms, not sources of sewage contamination, hampering water quality improvement in urban areas. Current Pollution Reports doi.org/10.1007/s40726-018-0099-3

  • Gorokhovich, Y., M. Nelson, T. Eaton, J. Wolk-Stanley and G. Sen. 2018. Geochronology and geomorphology of the Jones Point glacial landform in Lower Hudson Valley (New York): Insight into deglaciation processes since the Last Glacial Maximum. Geomorphology 321: 87-102, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.08.013

  • Eaton, T.T. and A. Ludman. 2018. Interpretation of field magnetic survey and bedrock mapping to constrain contact of the Bottle Lake Complex near Passadumkeag Moundain, East-central Maine. Maine Geological Survey, Open-File Report 18-5, 21 p.

  • Eaton, T.T. 2018. Approach and case study of green infrastructure screening analysis for urban stormwater control. Journal of Environmental Management. 209: 495-504

  • Eaton, T.T., Gorokhovich, Y. and D. Soule. 2017. Electrical Resistivity Survey and Interpretation of Glacial Deposits at Jones Point, Lower Hudson River Valley, NY.  GSA Abstracts w/Programs, Vol.49, No.2, NE Section Meeting, Geological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA, March 20, 2017

  • Kutter, E., C. Yi, G. Hendrey, H. Liu, T. Eaton and W. Ni-Meister. 2017. Recirculation over complex terrain. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 122, doi: 10.1002/2016JD0276409.

  • Eaton, T. T. 2016. Tidal reversal and flow velocities using temperature and specific conductance in a small wetland creek. Journal of Hydrology 542: 552-563, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.09.030

  • Eaton, T.T. 2015. Tidal incursions and water quality in a CSO-impacted wetland creek: use of temperature and conductivity methods.  GSA Abstracts w/Programs, Vol.47, No.7, p.199. Annual Meeting Geological Society of America, Baltimore MD, Nov 1, 2015

  • Eaton, T.T., Ludman A., Gales E., Marsh J., and Lippitt C., 2015. Magnetic constraints on the southwestern contact of the Bottle Lake igneous complex near Passadumkeag Mountain, ME.  GSA Abstracts w/Programs, Vol.47, No.7, p. 183, Annual Meeting Geological Society of America, Baltimore MD, Nov 1, 2015

  • Wei, S., C. Yi, G. Hendrey, T. Eaton, G. Rustic, S. Wang, H. Liu, N.Y. Krakauer, W. Wang, A.K. Desai, L. Montagnani, K.T. Paw U, M. Falk, A. Black, C. Bernhofer, T. Grunwald, T. Laruila, A. Cescatti, E. Moors, R. Bracho, and R. Valentini. 2014. Data-based perfect-deficit approach to understanding climate extremes and forest carbon assimilation capacity. Environmental Research Letters 9. doi: 10.1088/1748.9326/9/6/065002

  • Eaton, T.T., G. O'Mullan and  A. A. Rouff. 2013.  Assessing continuous contamination discharge from a combined sewer outfall (CSO) into a tidal wetland creek: bacteriological and heavy metals indicators.  Annals of Environmental Science 7:79-92.

  • Eaton, T.T., 2013. Science-based decision-making on complex issues: Marcellus shale gas and New York City water supply.  Science of the Total Environment 461-462:158-169

  • Rouff, A.A., T.T. Eaton and A. Lanzirotti. 2013. Heavy metal distribution in an urban wetland impacted by combined sewer overflow. Chemosphere  2159-2154.

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Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Queens College