SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Anayeli Picasso

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Chloride and Nitrate Distributions in Unsaturated Alluvium, Joshua Tree, California Anayeli Picasso B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Kathy Thorbjarnarson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT The current study will advance the evaluation of ground-water recharge within arid environments such as Joshua Tree National Park. The dry conditions of the Joshua Tree area contribute...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Mike Verrier

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Developing a Scientific Procedure for Community-Based Landslide Hazard Mapping and Introducing Landslide Education Methods for Rural Communities in Central Java, Indonesia Mike Verrier B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Eric Frost and Dr. Dwikorita Karnawati -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Central Java, Indonesia is located north of the Sunda arc where the...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Krishangi Groover

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Mineralogy of the Stewart Mine LCT Pegmatite, Pala, California Krishangi Groover B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. David Kimbrough -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Pegmatites of the famous Pala District in the Peninsular Ranges batholith are intruded as a subparallel swarm that dips gently to the west. The Stewart pegmatite mine is the thickest dike in the swarm ranging...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Erik Haaker

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Moving Towards a More Complete late Holocene Chronology of Ancient Lake Cahuilla Erik Haaker B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Thomas Rockwell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT The Salton Trough is a tectonically active basin that formed by the northward propagation of the Gulf of California, and is associated with transtensional motion on the southern San Andreas Fault...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Sara Kowalke

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Investigating the 2010 Moro Gulf deep earthquake sequence using the continuous back-projection technique Sara Kowalke B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Shou Ma, Dr. Eric Kiser and Miaki Ishii, Harvard University -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Deep earthquakes make up approximately one-quarter of all earthquakes, yet current understanding of mechanisms for deep (300-700...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Robert Donohue

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Whole Rock Geochemistry of the Peñasquitos Formation, San Diego County California Robert Donohue B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. David Kimbrough -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT The Late Jurassic Peñasquitos Formation is a newly recognized formation in San Diego County distinct from the Cretaceous Santiago Peak Volcanics. The Peñasquitos Formation consists of low...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Emily Allen

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Ocean acidification during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum at Contessa Road, Italy: Insights from weight percent carbonate content Emily Allen B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Stephen Schellenberg -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM; ~55 Ma) is defined as a period of time during which thousands of petagrams of carbon were...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Jamie Purcell

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Physical and Chemical Properties of the Winterhaven Metavolcanic Member: Implications for Igneous Petrogenesis Jamie Purcell B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Gary Girty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Lying in southeastern California between Indian Pass and Picacho State Recreation Area is the ~440 m thick, Jurassic Winterhaven Formation. This unit has been...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Jason Parizek

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A comparison of the Toorongo weathering profile, south Australia, and weathered regolith at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve: Comparing weathering intensity factors derived from non-central principal component analysis Jason Parizek B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Gary Girty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Compositional data derived from Cretaceous granodiorite at...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Taylor Carrasco

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Geometry and Morphology of Cracks in Saprock: Implications for Ground Shaking Taylor Carrasco B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Gary Girty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Lying between the Elsinore and San Jacinto faults is a band of precariously balanced rocks first identified by J. Brune and colleagues. Peak accelerations during ground shaking events on the San...