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Nancy W. Hinman, Ph.D., University of California (San Diego), 1987

Location: CHCB 316A

Phone: (406) 243-5277
Fax: 406-243-4028


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego - Ph.D. Oceanography (Marine Chemistry) 1987

Reed College, BA Chemistry 1981

Selected Publications


Richardson, C.D., Hinman, N.W., McHenry, L.J., Kotler, J.M., Knipe, D.L., and Scott, J.R., (in press 2012) Secondary Sulfate Mineralization and Basaltic Chemistry of Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho:  Potential Martian Analog. Planetary and Space Science.

Hinman, N.W. and Esser, J.D. (2010) Chemical Factors Driving Streambed “Armor” in Iron Spring Creek, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. 13th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction, Guanajuato, Mexico, August, 2010.

Kotler, J.M., Hinman, N.W., Richardson, C.D., Scott, J.R. (2010) Thermal decomposition behavior of potassium and sodium jarosite synthesized in the presence of methylamine and alanine. Journal of Thermal and Analytical Calorimetry, 102, 23–29. DOI 10.1007/s10973-0338-3.

Richardson, C.D., Hinman, N.W., Scott, J.R. (2009) Effect of thenardite on the direct detection of aromatic amino acids: implications for the search for life in the solar system. International Journal of Astrobiology, 8(4), 291-300, DOI 10.1017/s1473550409990231.

Kotler, J.M., Hinman, N.W., Richardson, C.D., Conly, A. G., Scott, J.R. (2009) Laboratory simulations of prebiotic molecule stability in the jarosite mineral group; end member evaluation of detection and decomposition behavior related to Mars sample return. Planetary and Space Science, 57, 1381-1388.

Hinman, N.W., Kotler, J.M., Yan, B., Tenesch, A., Morris, R.V., Tveter, A., Stoner, D.L., Scott, J.R. (2009) Controls on chemistry and diagenesis of naturally occurring iron-oxide phases. Applied Geochemistry, 24, (7), 1185-1197.

Richardson, C.D., Hinman, N.W., McJunkin, T.R. and Scott, J.R. (2008) Exploring biosignatures associated with thenardite by geomatric-assisted laser desorption/ionization Fourier transform mass spectrometry (GALDI-FTMS). Geomicrobiology J. 25, (7, 8), 432-440.

Scott, J.R., Kotler, J. M., Hinman, N.W., Yan, B., Stoner, D.L., and Richardson, C.D. (2008) Searching for biosignatures as signs of life using GALDI-FTMS. Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science, 43, 26–27.

Vitale, M., Gardner, P., and Hinman, N.W. (2008) Surface water - groundwater interaction and chemistry in a mineral-armored hydrothermal outflow channel, Yellowstone National Park, USA, Hydrogeology J. 16, (7), 1381-1393.

Kotler, J.M., Hinman, N.W., Scott, J.R., Yan, B. and Stoner, D.L. (2008) Glycine identification in natural jarosites using laser-desorption Fourier transform mass spectrometry: implications for the search for life on Mars. Astrobiology, 8, (2), 253-266.

Tenesch, A., Hinman, N.W., Stanley, G. D., Jr. & Hou, X. G. (2007) Geochemical and mineralogical insight into the environmental conditions for preservation of the Chengjiang biota  in 12th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction (eds. Bullen, T. D. & Wang, Y.) (A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam).

Yan, B., D. L. Stoner, Kotler, J.M., Hinman, N.W., and Scott, J.R. (2007) Detection of biosignatures by geomatrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (GALDI) mass spectrometry,” Geomicrobiol. J. 24(3-4), 379-385.

Hinman, N.W. and Walter, M.R. (2005) Textural preservation in siliceous hot spring deposits during early diagenesis; examples from Yellowstone National Park and Nevada, U.S.A. J. Sed. Res. 75, 200-215.

Wilson, C.L., Hinman, N.W., and Sheridan, R. L. (2000) Hydrogen peroxide formation and decay in iron-rich geothermal waters: their relative roles of abiotic and biotic mechanisms. Photochem. Photobiol. 71, 691-699.

Wilson, C.L., Hinman, N.W., Cooper, W. and Brown, C.F. (2000) Photochemical formation of hydrogen peroxide in geothermal waters of Yellowstone National Park. Env. Sci. Technol., 34, 2655-2662.

Morris, R.V., Golden, D.C., Bell, J.F (III), Shelfer, T.D., Scheinost, A., Hinman, N.W., Furniss, G., Mertzman, S., Bishop, J.L., Ming, D.W., Allen C.C., and Britt, D.T. (2000) Mineralogy, composition, and genesis of Mars Pathfinder rocks and soils: evidence from multispectral, elemental, and magnetic data on terrestrial analogue, SNC meteorite, and Pathfinder samples. J. Geophys. Res. 105, 1757-1818.


Oceanography (GEO 105)

Hydrochemisry (GEO 320)

Geochemistry (GEO 327)

Aqueous Geochemistry (GEO 570)

Chemistry of Hot Springs (GEO 579)