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An Integrated Analysis Of The Oppliger And Harkness Oil Fields Using Well Log Data And 3d Seismic Data, Casey B. Langdon 2017 Fort Hays State University

An Integrated Analysis Of The Oppliger And Harkness Oil Fields Using Well Log Data And 3d Seismic Data, Casey B. Langdon

Masters Theses

Subsurface mapping from well points and 3D seismic interpretation are essential techniques used to study and locate structures in petroleum exploration. In this study, subsurface structure maps, detailed well log facies analysis, 3D seismic interpretation, and attribute analysis were used to map a Mississippian interval and middle Pennsylvanian age interval from two oil fields in Ness County, Kansas. The objective of this study is to analyze formation properties and facies distribution, map middle Pennsylvanian Cherokee channel deposits using seismic data, and to construct a structural model highlighting important features effecting oil production. Results show that the stratigraphic succession of this ...


Best Management Practices: A Community-Based Approach To Construction And Installation, Nathanael J. La Breche 2017 Purdue University

Best Management Practices: A Community-Based Approach To Construction And Installation, Nathanael J. La Breche

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

The Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving both the health of the Wabash River and the surrounding terrestrial areas. In an effort to improve water quality, their urban cost-share program focuses on supporting green projects within a critical region surrounding the Great Bend of the Wabash River. In this essay, a Purdue student describes his experience as leader of a six-member group who worked with WREC to locate a suitable site within this critical area and implement a green project. They selected the Lighthouse Baptist Church, located in Lafayette, Indiana, since it was experiencing ...


Giovanni Badino (1953-2017), Arrigo A. Cigna, Paolo Forti 2017 International Union of speleology

Giovanni Badino (1953-2017), Arrigo A. Cigna, Paolo Forti

International Journal of Speleology

Short obituary of Giovanni Badino.


Gidakiimanaanawigamig’S Circle Of Learning: A Model For Partnership Between Tribal Community And Research University, Diana M. Dalbotten, Emi Ito, Susan Eriksson, Holly Pellerin, Lowana Greensky, Courtney Kowalczak, Antony Berthelote 2017 University of Minnesota

Gidakiimanaanawigamig’S Circle Of Learning: A Model For Partnership Between Tribal Community And Research University, Diana M. Dalbotten, Emi Ito, Susan Eriksson, Holly Pellerin, Lowana Greensky, Courtney Kowalczak, Antony Berthelote

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Since 2002, the National Center for Earth-Surface dynamics has collaborated with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, the University of Minnesota, and other partner institutions to develop programs aimed at supporting Native American participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and especially in the Earth and Environmental Sciences. These include the gidakiimanaaniwigamig math and science camps for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Research Experience for Undergraduates on Sustainable Land and Water Resources, which takes place on two native reservations, and support for new majors ...


Reference Data Set Of Volcanic Ash Physicochemical And Optical Properties, A. Vogel, S. Diplas, A. J. Durant, A. S. Azar, M. F. Sunding, William I. Rose, A. Sytchkova, C. Bonadonna, K. Krüger, A. Stohl 2017 Norwegian Institute of Air Research

Reference Data Set Of Volcanic Ash Physicochemical And Optical Properties, A. Vogel, S. Diplas, A. J. Durant, A. S. Azar, M. F. Sunding, William I. Rose, A. Sytchkova, C. Bonadonna, K. Krüger, A. Stohl

William I. Rose

Uncertainty in the physicochemical and optical properties of volcanic ash particles creates errors in the detection and modeling of volcanic ash clouds and in quantification of their potential impacts. In this study, we provide a data set that describes the physicochemical and optical properties of a representative selection of volcanic ash samples from nine different volcanic eruptions covering a wide range of silica contents (50–80 wt % SiO2). We measured and calculated parameters describing the physical (size distribution, complex shape, and dense-rock equivalent mass density), chemical (bulk and surface composition), and optical (complex refractive index from ultraviolet to near-infrared ...


The Evolution, Approval And Implementation Of The U.S. Geological Survey Science Data Lifecycle Model, John L. Faundeen, Vivian B. Hutchison 2017 U.S. Geological Survey

The Evolution, Approval And Implementation Of The U.S. Geological Survey Science Data Lifecycle Model, John L. Faundeen, Vivian B. Hutchison

Journal of eScience Librarianship

This paper details how the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration (CDI) Data Management Working Group developed a Science Data Lifecycle Model, and the role the Model plays in shaping agency-wide policies and data management applications. Starting with an extensive literature review of existing data lifecycle models, representatives from various backgrounds in USGS attended a two-day meeting where the basic elements for the Science Data Lifecycle Model were determined. Refinements and reviews spanned two years, leading to finalization of the model and documentation in a formal agency publication1.

The Model serves as a critical framework for ...


Martian Cave Air-Movement Via Helmholtz Resonance, Kaj E. Williams, Timothy N. Titus, Chris H. Okubo, Glen E. Cushing 2017 U.S. Geological Survey

Martian Cave Air-Movement Via Helmholtz Resonance, Kaj E. Williams, Timothy N. Titus, Chris H. Okubo, Glen E. Cushing

International Journal of Speleology

Infrasonic resonance has previously been measured in terrestrial caves by other researchers, where Helmholtz resonance has been suggested as the plausible mechanism resulting in periodic wind reversals within cave entrances. We extend this reasoning to possible Martian caves, where we examine the characteristics of four atypical pit craters (APCs) on Tharsis, suggested as candidate cave entrance locations. The results show that, for several possible cave air movement periods, we are able to infer the approximate cave volumes. The utility of inferring cave volumes for planetary cave exploration is discussed.


C1: Applying The Cosmogenic Nuclide Dipstick Model For Deglaciation Of Mt. Washington, P. Thompson Davis, Alexandria J. Koester, Jeremy D. Shakun, Paul R. Bierman, Lee B. Corbett 2017 Bentley University

C1: Applying The Cosmogenic Nuclide Dipstick Model For Deglaciation Of Mt. Washington, P. Thompson Davis, Alexandria J. Koester, Jeremy D. Shakun, Paul R. Bierman, Lee B. Corbett

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 247-272.


C2: Field Relations, Petrography And Provenance Of Mafic Dikes, Western Maine, David Gibson, Donald Osthoff, Chase Rerrick 2017 University of Maine at Farmington

C2: Field Relations, Petrography And Provenance Of Mafic Dikes, Western Maine, David Gibson, Donald Osthoff, Chase Rerrick

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 273-286.


C4: The New Hampshire Spherulitic Rhyolites: Rocks Of Importance To Prehistoric Native Americans, Sarah Baker, Boisvert Richard, J. Dykstra Eusden, Nathan Hamilton, Stephen Pollock 2017 New Hampshire Geological Survey

C4: The New Hampshire Spherulitic Rhyolites: Rocks Of Importance To Prehistoric Native Americans, Sarah Baker, Boisvert Richard, J. Dykstra Eusden, Nathan Hamilton, Stephen Pollock

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 305-316.


C5: The Sandy River Re-Visited, Julia Daly, Thomas Eastler, Daniel Locke 2017 University of Maine at Farmington

C5: The Sandy River Re-Visited, Julia Daly, Thomas Eastler, Daniel Locke

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 317-326.


C6: Migmatites In Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, Tim Allen 2017 Keene State College

C6: Migmatites In Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, Tim Allen

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 327-344.


C3: Transect From The Migmatized Central Maine Belt To The Bronson Hill Anticlinorium, J. Dykstra Eusden, Sarah Baker, Jordan Cargill, Eric Divan, Ian Hillenbrand, Paul O'Sullivan, Audrey Wheatcroft 2017 Bates College

C3: Transect From The Migmatized Central Maine Belt To The Bronson Hill Anticlinorium, J. Dykstra Eusden, Sarah Baker, Jordan Cargill, Eric Divan, Ian Hillenbrand, Paul O'Sullivan, Audrey Wheatcroft

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 287-304.


B5: Geology Of The Lower Ellis River Valley And Rumford Whitecap Mountain, Andover And Rumford, Maine, Lindsay J. Spigel, Amber T.H. Whittaker, Ryan P. Gordon 2017 Maine Geological Survey

B5: Geology Of The Lower Ellis River Valley And Rumford Whitecap Mountain, Andover And Rumford, Maine, Lindsay J. Spigel, Amber T.H. Whittaker, Ryan P. Gordon

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 197-216.


B1: Geology Of The Bald Mountain-Saddleback Wind Range, West-Central Maine, Douglas N. Reusch, Jake Hansen 2017 University of Maine at Farmington

B1: Geology Of The Bald Mountain-Saddleback Wind Range, West-Central Maine, Douglas N. Reusch, Jake Hansen

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 119-134.


B3: Paleo-Dunes And Other Post-Glacial Oddities In The Woods And Fields Of New Sharon And Chesterville, Me, Patricia M. Millette, Benjamin Andrews, Anna Glass, Thaddeus Gunther, Roshan Luick 2017 Mt. Blue High School

B3: Paleo-Dunes And Other Post-Glacial Oddities In The Woods And Fields Of New Sharon And Chesterville, Me, Patricia M. Millette, Benjamin Andrews, Anna Glass, Thaddeus Gunther, Roshan Luick

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 161-176.


B2: Glacial Deposits And Late-Glacial To Postglacial Alluvial Fans In The Northwestern White Mountians, New Hampshire, Woodrow B. Thompson, Gregory Barker 2017 Maine Geological Survey

B2: Glacial Deposits And Late-Glacial To Postglacial Alluvial Fans In The Northwestern White Mountians, New Hampshire, Woodrow B. Thompson, Gregory Barker

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 135-160.


B6: Devonian Granite Melt Transfer In Western Maine: Relations Between Deformation, Metamorphism, Melting And Pluton Emplacement At The Migmatite Front, Gary S. Solar, Paul B. Tomascak, Michael Brown 2017 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

B6: Devonian Granite Melt Transfer In Western Maine: Relations Between Deformation, Metamorphism, Melting And Pluton Emplacement At The Migmatite Front, Gary S. Solar, Paul B. Tomascak, Michael Brown

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 217-246.


B4: Bedrock Geology Of Mt. Washington, Presidential Range, Nh, J. Dykstra Eusden, Brigit Anderson, Carlos Castro, Patrick Gardner, Chris Guiterman, Stephanie Higgins, Kelley Kugel, Adam Reid, Charles Rodda, Caitlin Tamposi 2017 Bates College

B4: Bedrock Geology Of Mt. Washington, Presidential Range, Nh, J. Dykstra Eusden, Brigit Anderson, Carlos Castro, Patrick Gardner, Chris Guiterman, Stephanie Higgins, Kelley Kugel, Adam Reid, Charles Rodda, Caitlin Tamposi

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 177-196.


A6: Stratigraphic And Structural Traverse Of Mount Moriah And The Wild River Wilderness Area, Tim Allen 2017 Keene State College

A6: Stratigraphic And Structural Traverse Of Mount Moriah And The Wild River Wilderness Area, Tim Allen

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 2017

Guidebook for field trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 105-118.


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