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A Framework For Incorporating The Impact Of Water Quality On Water Supply Stress: An Example From Louisiana, David M. Borrok, Jian Chen, Hisham Eldardiry, Emad Habib 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology

A Framework For Incorporating The Impact Of Water Quality On Water Supply Stress: An Example From Louisiana, David M. Borrok, Jian Chen, Hisham Eldardiry, Emad Habib

David M. Borrok

Water of poor quality can directly impact the budget of water available for key user groups. Despite this importance, methods for quantifying the impact of water quality on water availability remain elusive. Here, we develop a new framework for incorporating the impact of water quality on water supply by modifying the Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI). We demonstrate the usefulness of the framework by investigating the impact of high salinity waters on the availability of irrigation water for agriculture in Louisiana. The WaSSI was deconstructed into sectoral components such that the total available water supply could be reduced for a ...


Assessing The Periodic Groundwater Flow Conditions Of A Perched Aquifer System In The Daniel Boone National Forest, Ethan Sweet 2017 Murray State University

Assessing The Periodic Groundwater Flow Conditions Of A Perched Aquifer System In The Daniel Boone National Forest, Ethan Sweet

Posters-at-the-Capitol

Assessing the Periodic Groundwater Flow Conditions of a Perched Aquifer System in the Daniel Boone National Forest

Ethan Sweet and Jonathan Malzone

Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Geosciences

Natural ephemeral wetlands situated among the ridge-tops in the Daniel Boone National Forest serve as reservoirs that recharge a shallow groundwater system. Unique interactions between surface and groundwater in these isolated systems provide substantial support for the native ecosystem, serving as a breeding ground for amphibians and as source water for vegetation—especially in periods of drought. Currently it is not understood how groundwater could provide regional biodiversity, a drought buffer, or ...


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 ...


A Study Of Marine Terrace Formation Along The California Central Coast, Mary C. Devlin 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

A Study Of Marine Terrace Formation Along The California Central Coast, Mary C. Devlin

Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences

Marine terrace formation is in many instances attributed to wave action, and shore platforms are often called “wave-cut”. However, alternative models for marine terrace formation suggest that other types of physical and chemical weathering have a more central role in the formation of marine terraces than is widely acknowledged. Roering and Retallack (2012) concluded that the roles of subaerial physical and chemical weathering are significant, and played a major role in the formation of the terraces. In this study, weathering of beach cliffs and shore platforms associated with marine terraces at eight sites in two different locations along the central ...


A Framework For Incorporating The Impact Of Water Quality On Water Supply Stress: An Example From Louisiana, David M. Borrok, Jian Chen, Hisham Eldardiry, Emad Habib 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology

A Framework For Incorporating The Impact Of Water Quality On Water Supply Stress: An Example From Louisiana, David M. Borrok, Jian Chen, Hisham Eldardiry, Emad Habib

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Water of poor quality can directly impact the budget of water available for key user groups. Despite this importance, methods for quantifying the impact of water quality on water availability remain elusive. Here, we develop a new framework for incorporating the impact of water quality on water supply by modifying the Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI). We demonstrate the usefulness of the framework by investigating the impact of high salinity waters on the availability of irrigation water for agriculture in Louisiana. The WaSSI was deconstructed into sectoral components such that the total available water supply could be reduced for a ...


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 ...


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.


Evaluating The East Java Tsunami Hazard: What Can Newly-Discovered Imbricate Coastal Boulder Accumulations Near Pacitan And At Pantai Papuma, Indonesia Tell Us?, William Nile Meservy 2017 Brigham Young University

Evaluating The East Java Tsunami Hazard: What Can Newly-Discovered Imbricate Coastal Boulder Accumulations Near Pacitan And At Pantai Papuma, Indonesia Tell Us?, William Nile Meservy

All Theses and Dissertations

Our paleotsunami surveys of the southern Java coast led to the discovery of five imbricate coastal boulder fields near Pacitan, Indonesia that may date to the mid-to-late 19th century or prior and two similar fields at Pantai Papuma and Pantai Pasir Putih that were tsunami-emplaced during the 1994 7.9 Mw event in East Java. Estimated ages for the fields near Pacitan are based on historical records and radiocarbon analyses of coral boulders. The largest imbricated boulders in fields near Pacitan and in East Java are similar in size (approximately 3 m^3) and are primarily composed of platy beachrock ...


Development And Testing Of The Valence Multipole Model Oh Potential For Use In Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Charles Stephen Andros 2017 Brigham Young University

Development And Testing Of The Valence Multipole Model Oh Potential For Use In Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Charles Stephen Andros

All Theses and Dissertations

Here we describe the fitting and testing, via molecular dynamics simulation, of a bond-order potential for water with a unique force field parameterization. Most potentials for water, including some bond-order (reactive) potentials, are based on a traditional, many-body decomposition to describe water's structure with bond stretch, angle bend, electrostatics, and non-bonded terms. Our model uses an expanded version of the Bond Valence Model, the Valence Multipole Model, to describe all aspects of molecular structure using multibody, bond-order terms. Prior work successfully related these multibody, bond order terms to energy, provided the structures were close to equilibrium. The success of ...


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.


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