Dr.John S. Armstrong-Altrin

Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Associate Professor



1999 Ph.D., University of Madras, India

1991 M.Sc., Madurai Kamaraj University, India

1989 B.Sc., Madurai Kamaraj University, India

Publications (Selected)

  1. Kettanah Y.A., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Mohammad F. A. (2020), Petrography and geochemistry of siliciclastic rocks of the Middle Eocene Gercus Formation, northern Iraq: Implications for provenance and tectonic setting. Geological Journal DOI:10.1002/gj.3880.
  2. Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Botello A.V., Villanueva S.F. and Soto L.A. (2019), Geochemistry of surface sediments from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico: implications for provenance and heavy metal contamination. Geological Quarterly, 63 (3), 522-538.
  3. Ramos-Vázquez M.A. and Armstrong-Altrin J.S. (2019), Sediment chemistry and detrital zircon record in the Bosque and Paseo del Mar coastal areas from the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 110, 650-675.
  4. Wang Z., Wang J., Fu X., Feng X., Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Zhan W., Wan Y., Song C., Ma L. and Shen, L. (2019), Sedimentary successions and onset of the Mesozoic Qiangtang rift basin (northern Tibet), Southwest China: Insights on the Paleo- and Meso-Tethys evolution. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 102, 657-679.
  5. Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Ramos-Vázquez M.A., Zavala-León A.C. and Montiel-García P.C. (2018), Provenance discrimination between Atasta and Alvarado beach sands, western Gulf of Mexico, Mexico: Constraints from detrital zircon chemistry and U-Pb geochronology. Geological Journal, 53, 2824-2848.
  6. Ramos-Vázquez M.A., Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Machain-Castillo M.L. and Gío-Argáez F.R. (2018), Foraminiferal assemblages, 14C ages, and compositional variations in two sediment cores in the western Gulf of Mexico. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 88, 480-496.
  7. Anaya-Gregorio A., Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Machain-Castillo M.L., Montiel-García P.C. and Ramos-Vázquez M.A. (2018), Textural and geochemical characteristics of late Pleistocene to Holocene fine-grained deep-sea sediment cores (GM6 and GM7), recovered from southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Palaeogeography, 7 (3), 253-271.
  8. Tapia-Fernandez H.J., Armstrong-Altrin J.S. and Selvaraj K. (2017). Geochemistry and U-Pb geochronology of detrital zircons in the Brujas beach sands, Campeche, Southwestern Gulf of Mexico, Mexico. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 76, 346-361.
  9. Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Lee Y.I., Kasper-Zubillaga J.J. and Trejo-Ramírez, E. (2017), Mineralogy and geochemistry of sands along the Manzanillo and El Carrizal beach areas, southern Mexico: implications for palaeoweathering, provenance, and tectonic setting. Geological Journal, 52(4), 559-582.
  10. Armstrong-Altrin J.S. and Machain-Castillo M.L. (2016), Mineralogy, geochemistry, and radiocarbon ages of deep sea sediments from the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 71, 182-200.
  11. Verma S.P. and Armstrong-Altrin J.S. (2016), Geochemical discrimination of siliciclastic sediments from active and passive margin settings. Sedimentary Geology, 332, 1-12.
  12. Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Nagarajan R., Balaram V. and Natalhy-Pineda O. (2015), Petrography and geochemistry of sands from the Chachalacas and Veracruz beach areas, western Gulf of Mexico, Mexico: constraints on provenance and tectonic setting. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 64 (1), 199-216.
  13. Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Machain-Castillo M.L., Rosales-Hoz L., Carranza-Edwards A., Sanchez-Cabeza J.A. and Ruíz-Fernández A.C. (2015), Provenance and depositional history of continental slope sediments in the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico unraveled by geochemical analysis. Continental Shelf Research, vol. 95, pp. 15-26.
  14. Armstrong-Altrin J.S. (2015). Evaluation of two multidimensional discrimination diagrams from beach and deep-sea sediments from the Gulf of Mexico and their application to Precambrian clastic sedimentary rocks. International Geology Review, 57 (11-12), 1446-1461.
  15. Kasper-Zubillaga J.J., Armstrong-Altrin J.S. and Rosales-Hoz L. (2014), Geochemical study of coral skeletons from the Puerto Morelos Reef, southeastern Mexico. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 151, 78-87.
  16. Armstrong-Altrin J.S. and Natalhy-Pineda, O. (2014), Microtextures of detrital sand grains from the Tecolutla, Nautla, and Veracruz beaches, western Gulf of Mexico, Mexico: implications for depositional environment and palaeoclimate. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(10), 4321-4333.
  17. Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Nagarajan R., Lee Y.I., Kasper-Zubillaga J.J. and Córdoba-Saldaña, L.P. (2014), Geochemistry of sands along the San Nicolás and San Carlos beaches, Gulf of California, Mexico: implications for provenance and tectonic setting. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 23 (5), 533-558.
  18. Verma S.P. and Armstrong-Altrin J.S. (2013), New multi-dimensional diagrams for tectonic discrimination of siliciclastic sediments and their application to Precambrian basins. Chemical Geology, 355 (4), 117-133.
  19. Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Nagarajan R., Madhavaraju J., Rosales-Hoz L., Lee Y.I., Balaram V., Cruz-Martinez A. and Avila-Ramirez G. (2013), Geochemistry of the Jurassic and Upper Cretaceous shales from the Molango Region, Hidalgo, eastern Mexico: Implications for source-area weathering, provenance, and tectonic setting. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 345 (4), 185-202.
  20. Armstrong-Altrin J.S., Lee Y.I. Kasper-Zubillaga J.J., Carranza-Edwards A., Garcia D., Eby N., Balaram V. and Cruz-Ortiz N.L. (2012), Geochemistry of beach sands along the western Gulf of Mexico, Mexico: Implication for provenance. Chemie der Erde / Geochemistry, 72 (4), 345-362.

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