SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Daniel Pelikan

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Fault zone architecture of the San Jacinto fault zone in Blackburn Canyon: evidence for fluid flow in the shallow brittle crust during rupture events Daniel Pelikan M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Gary Girty ABSTRACT The San Jacinto fault zone is exposed in Blackburn Canyon in a stream cut channel 15 km SE of Hemet, California. The fault is bounded on the NE by the Thomas Mountain Tonalite, and the Bautista Metamorphic...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Thomas Colby

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Determination of Volume Loss and Element Mobility Patterns Associated with the Development of the Copper Basin Fault, Picacho State Recreation Area, Se California, USA Thomas Colby M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Gary Girty ABSTRACT Since it was originally mapped in the 1970’s, the structure referred to herein as the Copper Basin fault has been incorrectly interpreted as an “arcuate”, north-dipping normal fault....

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Beckie Biagini

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Exploring Magnetotelluric Data as a Geothermal Assessment Tool in the Caja del Rio Near Santa Fe, New Mexico Beckie Biagini B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Kim Bak Olsen -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Magnetotelluric (MT) data collected during June 2011 at Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) was used as a geothermal assessment tool in the Caja del Rio....

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...