SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Gary Peterson

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Comets: Implications for the Earth Gary Peterson San Diego State University Geological Sciences -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comets originated in the earliest history of the Solar System. An early high energy stage pushed the volatile constituents (mostly water) and dust out and away from Sun and into the outermost Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud. Billions of comets, possible up to a trillion, formed and reside there in stable orbits....

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Christopher Binter

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Implementation of the Helgeson-Kirkham-Flowers Model to Study Reservoir Temperature Evolution during CO2 Injection Christopher Binter M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Kathryn Thorbjarnarson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT A comprehensive one-dimensional numerical heat transfer module has been implemented into an existing reactive transport modeling application to study...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Wes Danskin

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Finding More Water in San Diego or How to Get Blood from a Turnip: The Story of the San Diego Hydrogeology Project Wes Danskin Research Hydrologist USGS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Many parts of the world have an increasing population, and a commensurate need for more water. But how to increase the supply when hydrogeologic information is limited? The USGS San Diego Hydrogeology project faced this quandary in 2001. What to do...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Sue Tanges

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Career Seminar Geotechnical Consultant, Geology Interpreter, and Volunteer Sue Tanges Alumni SDSU Geological Sciences Sue Tanges received her BS in Geological Sciences from SDSU in 1980. Subsequently, she started working locally for a geotechnical consulting firm and concurrently attended graduate school at SDSU. Since 1991, Sue has been the owner of Southland Geotechnical Consultants, performing geotechnical studies for new developments, such as parks, pipelines, and custom homes....

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Sam Williams

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Career Seminar What to Expect if You’re Thinking About a Career in Consulting Sam Williams Alumni SDSU Geological Sciences Mr. Sam Williams is a principal hydrogeologist for Geosyntec Consultants with over 27 years of professional environmental consulting experience. He is the manager of Geosyntec’s San Diego and Phoenix operations, which combined employs 70+ environmental professionals. Mr. Williams is a Certified Hydrogeologist and Professional Geologist in California, and a...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Monte Murbach

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Career Seminar A Career in Geotechnical Consulting & Engineering Geology Monte Murbach Alumni SDSU Geological Sciences Monte Murbach is a Principal Engineering Geologist and co-owner of Murbach Geotech, located in San Diego, CA. He is registered as an Engineering Geologist in California, Oregon and Washington. Mr. Murbach earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Eastern Washington University in 1982 and a Master’s in Geology (emphasis on earthquakes) from SDSU in 2000....

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - John Turbeville

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Career Seminar From the Oil Patch to the Classroom John Turbeville Alumni SDSU Geological Sciences Mr. John Turbeville has been a Professor of Geology and Oceanography at Mira Costa College for the past 16 years, and taught honors courses for 12 years. His undergraduate was completed at SDSU and graduate work at the University of New Orleans. Before working in academia, Mr. Turbeville worked for 14 years as a Petroleum Geologist/Geophysicist in the Rocky Mountains and the Gulf Coast...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Greg Cranham

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Career Seminar Hydrogeology / Consulting Career Overview Greg Cranham Alumni SDSU Geological Sciences Greg Cranham is a California Certified Engineering Geologist with Hargis + Associates, Inc., a hydrogeology and engineering consulting firm based in San Diego. After earning a degree in Geology from SDSU, he has conducted geological work for corporate clients in southern and central California, Arizona and Nevada. He has been with H+A for over 21 years, working on contaminated...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Rose Turnbull

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The 370 Ma Karamea Suite plutonic ‘flare-up’ event in New Zealand: the world’s hottest S-type? Rose Turnbull Associate Lecturer Geological Sciences University of Canterbury -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- High-precision U-Pb ID-TIMS geochronology from the voluminous (≥37,500km3) Devonian Karamea Suite in western New Zealand suggest that the entire suite of ‘S-type’ granites were emplaced within a ~2.1 Ma burst of...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Shane Peterson

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Provenance of mid-Tertiary sandstones and conglomerates from the California Continental Borderland; implications for paleogeographic reconstructions Shane Peterson M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. David Kimbrough ABSTRACT The reconstruction of the Southern California Continental Borderland is constrained by interpretation of widespread Tertiary fluvial-deltaic systems, which contain a primary record of tectonics and...