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Sonia A. Nagorski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geology 
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

907-796-6580

907-796-6406 (Fax)

Whitehead Bldg Rm 227, Juneau Campus

Nagorski

Education:

Ph.D. Geology, 2001, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

M.S. Geology, 1997, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.A. Geology and History, 1994, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Curriculum Vitae

Research:

Environmental geochemistry, including:

  • Trace metal occurrence and dynamics in hydrological systems, including water, sediment, and biota
  • Atmospheric mercury deposition and cycling
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring

Publications:

Nagorski, S.A., S.D. Kaspari, E. Hood, J.B. Fellman, and S.M.Skiles, 2019. Radiative forcing by dust and black carbon on the Juneau Icefield, Alaska.  DOI: 10.1029/2018JD029411. Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres.

Fellman, J.B., E. Hood, S.A. Nagorski, J. Hudson, and S. Pyare, 2019. Interactive physical and biotic factors control habitat quality for Pacific salmon in coastal temperate rainforest streams. DOI: 10.1007/s00027-018-0597-9Aquatic Sciences.

Vermilyea, A.W., S.A. Nagorski, C.H. Lamborg, E.W. Hood, D. Scott, and G.J. Swarr, 2017. Continuous proxy measurements reveal large mercury fluxes from glacial and forested watersheds in Alaska. Science of the Total Environment 599-600: 145-155, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.297

Sergeant, C.J. and S.A. Nagorski 2014. The implications of monitoring frequency for describing riverine water quality regimes. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2767.

Nagorski, S.A.  D.R. Engstrom, J.P. Hudson, D.P. Krabbenhoft, E. Hood, J.F. DeWild, G.R. Aiken, 2014. Spatial distribution of mercury in southeastern Alaskan streams influenced by glaciers, wetlands, and salmon. Environmental Pollution 184: 62-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2013.07.040

Fellman, J.B., S. Nagorski, S. Pyare, A.W. Vermilyea, D. Scott, and E. Hood, 2013.  Stream temperature responses to variable glacier coverage in coastal watersheds of Southeast Alaska.  Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9742.

Ferrari, C.P., P.A. Gauchard, A. Dommergue, O. Magand, S.A. Nagorski, and 9 others, 2005.  Snow-to-air exchanges of mercury in an Arctic seasonal snow pack.  Atmospheric Environment  39:  7633-7645.

Gauchard, P-A, K. Aspmo, C. Temme, A. Steffen, C. Ferrari,  T.Berg, J. Ström, L. Kaleschke, A. Dommergue, E.Bahlmann, O.Magand, F.Planchon, R.Ebinghaus, C.Banic, S. A. Nagorski, P.Baussand, C.Boutron, 2005.  Study of the origin of atmospheric mercury depletion events recorded in Ny-Ǻlsund, Svalbard, Spring 2003.  Atmospheric Environment 39: 7620-7632.

Planchon, F.A.M., P. Gabrielli, A. Dommergue, P.A. Gauchard, C. Barbante, C.F. Boutron, W.R.L. Cairns, G. Capodaglio, P. Cescon, G. Cozzi, C.P. Ferrari, S.A. Nagorski, A. Varga and E.W. Wolff, 2004.  Direct determination of mercury at the picogram per gram levels in polar snow and ice by ICP-SFMS.  Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 19:  823-830.

Nagorski, S.A., J. N. Moore, T.E. McKinnon, and D.B. Smith, 2003.  Scale-dependent variations in stream water geochemistry.  Environmental Science and Technology, 37:  859-864.

Nagorski, S.A., T.E. McKinnon, and J.N. Moore, 2003.  Seasonal and storm-scale variations in heavy metal concentrations of two mining-contaminated streams, Montana, USA.  Proceedings of the XII International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment.  Journal de Physique, 107, 909-912.

Nagorski, S.A., J. N. Moore, T.E. McKinnon, and D.B. Smith, 2003.  Geochemical response to variable streamflow conditions in contaminated and uncontaminated streams. Water Resources Research, 39 (2), 1044, doi: 10.1029/2001WR001247.

Nagorski, S.A., J.N. Moore, and D.B. Smith, 2002. Distribution of metals in water and bed sediment in a mineral-rich watershed, Montana, USA.  Mine Water and the Environment, 21: 121-136.

Nagorski, S.A. and J.N. Moore, 1999.  Arsenic mobilization in the hyporheic zone of a contaminated stream.  Water Resources Research  35(11): 3441-3450.

Nagorski, S. A., D. R. Engstrom, D. P. Krabbenhoft, R. F. Lepak, and W. F. Fitzgerald. (2019). Historical trends in mercury deposition as recorded in lake cores near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Natural Resource Report NPS/SEAN/NRR—2019/1928. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2260323

S.A. Nagorski, E.G. Neal, and T.P. Brabets, (2013). Mercury and water-quality data from Rink Creek, Salmon River, and Good River, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, November 2009–October 2011: U.S Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1097, 20 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/ofr/2013/1097.

S.A. Nagorski, C. Sergeant, W. Johnson, B. Moynahan (2012). Freshwater Water Quality Monitoring Protocol, Southeast Alaska Network. Natural Resource Report NPS/SEAN/NRR—2012/496. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. 236 pp.

S. Nagorski, D. Engstrom, J. Hudson, D. Krabbenhoft, J. DeWild, E. Hood, and G. Aiken. (2011) Scale and distribution of global pollutants in Southeast Alaska Network park watersheds. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/SEAN/NRTR—2011/496. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. 66pp.

S. Nagorski, E. Hood, G. Eckert, S. Pyare (2010).  Assessment of coastal water resources and watershed conditions at Kenai Fjords National Park (Alaska).  Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/WRD/NRTR-2010/192.  National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.  Available at https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2166133 178 pp.

S. Nagorski, E. Hood, G. Eckert, S. Pyare (2008).  Assessment of coastal water resources and watershed conditions at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Alaska).  Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/WRD/NRTR-2008/144.  National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.   138 pp.

S. Nagorski, G. Eckert, E. Hood, S. Pyare (2007).  Assessment of coastal water resources and watershed conditions at Katmai National Park and Preserve (Alaska).  Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRWRD/NRTR-2007/372.  National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.   Available at http://npshistory.com/publications/katm/nrtr-2007-372.pdf 178 pp.

Nagorski, S., L. Hoferkamp, (2007) Jordan Creek and Duck Creek Watershed Protection and Recovery, Final report submitted to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for the period August 1, 2006- June 30, 2007.  52 pp.

S. Nagorski, G. Eckert, E. Hood, S. Pyare (2007).  Assessment of coastal water resources and watershed conditions at Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve (Alaska).  Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRWRD/NRTR-2007/371.  National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.   Available at https://www.nps.gov/ania/learn/nature/upload/ANIA_WCAweb.pdf 112 pp.

Eckert, G., E. Hood, S. Nagorski, and C. Talus, (2006).  Assessment of coastal water resources and watershed conditions at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.  Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRWRD/NRTR-2006/353.  National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. Available at http://www.nature.nps.gov/water/watershed_reports/WSCondRpts.cfm.  129 pp.

Nagorski, S., E. Hood, L. Hoferkamp, E. Neal, J. Hudson (2006) Jordan Creek, Duck Creek, and Pederson Hill Creek Watershed Protection and Recovery, Final report submitted to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for the period August 1, 2005- June 30, 2006.  34 pp.

Eckert, G., E. Hood, C. Talus, and S. Nagorski,  2006.  Assessment of coastal water resources and watershed conditions at Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska.  National Park Service Water Resources Division Technical Report NPS/NRWRD/NRTR-2006/347.  81 pp.

Hood, E., G. Eckert, S. Nagorski, and C. Talus, 2006.  Assessment of coastal water resources and watershed conditions at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska.  National Park Service Water Resources Division Technical Report NPS/NRWRD/NRTR-2006/349.  89 pp.

Hood, E., G. Eckert, S. Nagorski, C. Talus, 2006.  Assessment of coastal water resources and watershed conditions at Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.  National Park Service Water Resources Division Technical Report NPS/NRWRD/NRTR-2006/346.  77 pp.

Courses Taught:

  • Geology 104: Physical Geology
  • Geology 105: Geological History of Life
  • Geology 301: Geomorphology
  • Geology 320: Geological Resources and the Environment
  • Geology 393: Field Geology - Death Valley
  • Environmental Science/Geography 213: Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: The Anthropocene
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: Plastics in the Environment
  • Environmental Science/Geography 102: Earth and Environment
  • Humanities 120: Alaska: A Sense of Place
  • Humanities 193: Environment, Ethics, and the UAS Experience
 
 

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