Armstrong-Altrin John S.


Inv. Titular “B” T.C.
Investigador Nacional (SNI) Nivel II
Unidad Académica: Procesos Oceánicos y Costeros
Tel. 56 23 02 22 ext 45372

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Licenciatura en Geología (B.Sc.) V.O.C. College, Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
Maestría en Geología (M.Sc): V.O.C. College, Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
Doctorado en Geología (Ph.D): Department of Geology, University of Madras, Chennai, India.


Geoquímica de sedimentos costeros y mar profundo del Golfo de México
Geoquímica ambiental
Procedencia de sedimentos y ambientes tectónicos


  • Hernández-Hinojosa, V., Montiel-García, P.C., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Nagarajan, R., Kasper-Zubillaga, J.J. (2018). Textural and geochemical characteristics of beach sands along the western Gulf of Mexico, Mexico. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, vol. 13(1), pp. 161-174.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Lee, Y.I., Kasper-Zubillaga, J.J., 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, vol. 52(4), pp. 559-582.
  • Tapia-Fernandez, H.J., Armstrong-Altrin; J.S., 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, vol. 76, 346-361.
  • Ramos-Vázquez, M., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Rosales-Hoz, L., Machain-Castillo, M.L., and Carranza-Edwards, A. (2017). Geochemistry of deep-sea sediments in two cores retrieved at the mouth of the Coatzacoalcos river delta, Western Gulf of Mexico, Mexico. Arabian Journal of Geosciences,vol. 10 (6), 148.
  • Kasper-Zubillaga, J.J., Arellano-Torres, E., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Sial, A.N. (2017). A study of carbonate beach sands from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: a case study. Carbonates and Evaporites, vol. 32(1), pp. 1-12.
  • Verma, S.P., Rivera-Gómez, M.A., Díaz-González, L., Pandarinath, K., Amezcua-Valdez, A., Rosales-Rivera, M., Verma, S.K., Quiroz-Ruiz, A, and Armstrong-Altrin, J.S. (2017). Multidimensional classification of magma types for altered igneous rocks and application to their tectonomagmatic discrimination and igneous provenance of siliciclastic sediments. LITHOS, vol. 278-281, pp. 321-330.
  • Tawfik, H.A., Ghandour, I.M., Maejima, W., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Abdel-Hameed, A-M. T. (2017). Petrography and geochemistry of the siliciclastic Araba Formation (Cambrian), east Sinai, Egypt: Implications for provenance, tectonic setting and source weathering. Geological Magazine, vol. 154 (1), pp. 1-23.
  • Nagarajan, R., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Kessler, F.L., Jong, J. (2017). Petrological and geochemical constraints on provenance, paleo-weathering and tectonic setting of clastic sediments from the Neogene Lambir and Sibuti Formations, Northwest Borneo. In: Rajat Mazumder, (Ed.), Sediment Provenance. Elsevier Amsterdam, Netherlands. Chapter 7.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S.,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, vol. 71, pp. 182-200.
  • Verma, S.P., Díaz-González, L., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S. (2016). Application of a new computer program for tectonic discrimination of Cambrian to Holocene clastic sediments. Earth Science Informatics, vol. 9, pp. 151-165.
  • Verma, S.P., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S. (2016). Geochemical discrimination of siliciclastic sediments from active and passive margin settings. Sedimentary Geology, vol. 332, p. 1-12.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S.,Nagarajan, R., Balaram, V., 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,vol. 64, pp. 199-216.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S.,Machain-Castillo, M.L., Rosales-Hoz, L., Carranza-Edwards, A., Sanchez-Cabeza, J.A., 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.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S.(2015). Evaluation of two multi-dimensional discrimination diagrams from beach and deep sea sediments from the Gulf of Mexico and their application to Precambrian clastic sedimentary rocks. International Geology Review, vol. 57(11-12), pp. 1446-1461.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Nagarajan, R., Lee, Y.I., Kasper-Zubillaga, J.J., Córdoba-Saldaña, L.P. (2014). Geochemistry of sands along the San Nicolás and San Carlos beaches, Gulf of California, Mexico: implication for provenance. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 23, pp. 533-558.
  • Kasper-Zubillaga, J.J., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Rosales-Hoz, L. (2014). Geochemical study of coral skeletons from the Puerto Morelos Reef, southeastern Mexico. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 151, pp. 78-87.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S.,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, vol. 7, pp. 4321-4333.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S.,Nagarajan, R., Madhavaraju, J., Rosalez-Hoz, L., Lee, Y.I., Balaram, V., Cruz-Martinez, A., 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, vol. 345(4), pp. 185-202.
  • Verma, S.P., Armstrong-Altrin, J.S.(2013). New multi-dimensional diagrams for tectonic discrimination of siliciclastic sediments and their application to Precambrian basins. Chemical Geology, vol. 355, pp. 117-180.
  • 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 from the western Gulf of Mexico, Mexico. Chemie der Erde Geochemistry, vol.72, p. 345-362.