SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Heather O'Brien

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Water Chemistry in Two Multi-Depth Monitoring Wells in San Diego, California: A Comparison of Core Extracted Pore Water Versus Multiple Depth Well Samples Heather O'Brien ABSTRACT In 2001, the United States Geological Survey, in partnership with Sweetwater Authority and the City of San Diego, began a study to assess the geology and hydrology of the San Diego area. In addition to collecting surface water samples, seven multi-depth wells have been installed by USGS into the San Diego...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Steven Warner

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Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of mid- Miocene Volcanoes from the Ancestral Cascades of Northeastern California Steven Warner ABSTRACT Several well-preserved, mid- to late Miocene volcanoes in northeastern California could well have an origin associated with the late Tertiary development of the ancestral Cascades volcanic arc. To assess this possibility, we have analyzed seventeen samples from the Spanish Springs Peak volcano and ten additional samples from four nearby volcanoes for...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Adam Kjos

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The Bahia Tortugas fault basement mélange, Baja California Sur, Mexico: a record of forearc extension and orogenic mixing? Adam Kjos M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. David Kimbrough Friday, April 29th, 2011 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT South of the California Coast Ranges, the Vizcaino Peninsula, Baja California Sur provides the best view of Mesozoic forearc...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Brandon Browne

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Magma Mixing in 'Real-Time': A Case Study of the 2006 Eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska Brandon Browne Department of Geological Sciences California State University, Fullerton Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abstract: The frequency and dynamic nature of volcanic eruptions are strongly influenced by a variety of open-system processes that exemplify subvolcanic plumbing systems in island arc volcanoes,...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Daniel Heaton

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Short magma residence times for Kilauea Volcano based on high-precision Pb isotope ratios Daniel Heaton M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Aaron Petruszka Monday, April 25th, 2011 CSL 422, 2:00pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT We present new high-precision Pb isotopic analyses of 46 historical Kilauea summit lavas (1823-2008). These data are used here to investigate...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - David O'Leary

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Movement of water infiltrated from a recharge basin to wells David O'Leary M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Kathy Thorbjarnarson Monday, April 25th, 2011 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Local surface water and stormflow runoff were infiltrated intermittently from a 40 hectare basin between September 2003 and September 2007 to determine the feasibility of recharging...

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 - 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...

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...