SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Sandra Kirtland

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Beyond the PETM: Are hyperthermals common features of a high CO2 world? Sandra Kirtland Ph.D. Candidate Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abstract: The early Eocene was a time of extreme global warmth, high atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, and no permanent polar ice caps. During this epoch, Earth reached the highest...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Evan Martin

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San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Stephen Schellenberg, Dr. Tom Deméré Friday, December 10th, 2010 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT The study of shark evolution and relationships has always suffered from the fact that sharks possess cartilaginous skeletons and rarely, if ever, leave behind skeletal remains in the fossil record. Because of this, the evolutionary history of sharks has been cobbled together with the teeth...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Chris Martin

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Geothermal Evaluations in the Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico Using SAGE Magnetotelluric Soundings Chris Martin B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Shuo Ma Friday, December 10th, 2010 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Magnetotelluric (MT) data were collected as part of the SAGE (Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience) 2010 program south of Santa Fe, New Mexico on the...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Marty Koehler

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The Accumulation and Distribution of Copper and Zinc on an Agricultural Field Fertilized With Liquid Swine Manure Marty Koehler M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. David Kimbrough Friday, December 10th, 2010 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Liquid swine manure fertilizer (LSM) replenishes micronutrients into cropland but also contributes heavy metals that accumulate...

'GlyphSea': A New Way to Visualize Vector Data

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Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and other organizations within the University of California, San Diego, have developed a novel way to encode and display vector data that clearly shows magnitude and direction. This new visualization technique may help seismologists to accurately analyze ground movements for an earthquake, measure magnetic turbulence in deep space, or allow medical researchers to study areas such as blood flow and nutrient absorption.

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Thomas Rockwell

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The Easter Day Baja California Earthquake Rupture: Could This Happen in San Diego? Dr. Thomas Rockwell Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University ABSTRACT The rupture of the Easter day El Mayor-Borrego M7.3 earthquake extends ~120 km from the northern tip of the Gulf of California to the international border and comprises two distinct geomorphologic and structural domains. The rupture is complex, with breaks along multiple fault strands, including minor re-rupture...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Brian Pierce

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Assessing the allogenic and autogenic controls on cyclothem deposition of an epeiric shelf: A case study from the Upper Pennsylvanian Finis Shale of Texas Brian Pierce M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Jared R. Morrow, Stephen A. Schellenberg, and Gary Girty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Geochemical (XRF) and paleocommunity analysis (Forcino et al., 2010) of the...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - John Abeid

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Late Cretaceous-Eocene landscape evolution and drainage reorganization along the southwest edge of the Cordillera; insight from volcanic clasts in conglomerates of the Cabrillo Formation and Poway-La Jolla Groups, San Diego County, California - John Abeid, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, Advisor Dr. David Kimbrough, Patrick Abbott -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT - The Late...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Barrett Salisbury

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LiDAR and Field Observations of Earthquake Slip Distribution for the Central San Jacinto Fault -- Barrett Salisbury, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, Advisor Dr. Tom Rockwell -- We mapped the tectonic geomorphology of 80 km of the Clark strand of the San Jacinto fault (SJF) to determine slip per event for the past several surface ruptures. We identify 203 offset features from which we make over 560 measurements using B4 LiDAR imagery,...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Holly Olsen

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The early Miocene Quechan volcanics, SE California, U.S.A.: slab-window or continental-margin arc volcanics? -- Holly Olsen, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, Advisor Dr. Gary Girty -- Located between Indian Pass and Picacho State Recreation Area, SE California are widespread exposures of an ~4 to 1.2 km thick early Miocene volcanic and epiclastic unit. The 23.4 ± 0.4 Ma Quechan volcanics form the lowest and thickest part of the volcanic...