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...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Christopher Kohel

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Forearc Basin Analysis of the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Eugenia Formation; New Mapping and Provenance Analysis in the Northern Vizcaino Penninsula, Baja California Sur Christopher Kohel M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University The Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Eugenia Formation represents an enigmatic part of the Vizcaino Peninsula forearc stratigraphy. Eugenia sub-basins on the Vizcaino Peninsula are broadly correlative to the Jurassic forearc...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Michael Buga

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Paleoseismology of the Southern Clark Strand of the San Jacinto Fault Zone, Southern California Michael Buga M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Tom Rockwell We present results from a new paleoseismic trench site on the Clark strand of the San Jacinto Fault Zone in Clark Lake, western Salton Trough, southern California. The trench results suggest that most late Holocene slip along the Clark fault at Clark Lake is localized within a...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Anthony Fisher

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Geochemical assessment of mixing advanced treated wastewater and groundwater in the Harmony Grove Basin, Southern California Anthony Fisher ABSTRACT The Harmony Grove basin aquifer is located in San Diego California. This location is being sought after by the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District for storage of advanced treated wastewater (ATW). After storage, pumping of groundwater is proposed for potable reuse. The project consultant sampled and analyzed groundwater chemical...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Julio Morin

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Growth Dynamics in the Intertidal Barnacle Megabalanus: Development of a Subseasonal Paleoceanographic Archive Julio F. Morin ABSTRACT The arthropod Megabalanus coccopoma is indigenous to coastal Baja California, but migrated up to San Diego due to an El Nino event in the early 80s (Newman and McConnaughey 1987). Megabalanus dates back to the Miocene (Doyle et al. 2007) is a useful local indicator of exposure and submergence intervals due to their feeding habits which correlates to...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Leah Carrigan

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Paleodepth reconstruction through the Pennsylvanian Finis Shale of Texas: Insights from brachiopod oxygen isotopes Leah Carrigan ABSTRACT The Upper Pennsylvanian Finis Shale occurs within the Graham Formation of the Cisco Group and represents a mud-dominated environment along the eastern shelves of the sub-equatorial Midland Basin (Pierce et al., 2010). In a representative section of the Finis Shale, Forcino et al. (2010) documented a fundamental decrease in the abundance and biomass...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Rachel Errthum

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The Geochemical Characteristics of the lower Miocene Volcanic and Epiclastic Unit, Picacho State Recreation Area, SE California

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SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Kaitlin Wessel

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The West Bullion-Mesquite Lake Fault Step-Over: Assessment and Comparison With Faults of the Eastern California Shear Zone, Twenty-Nine Palms Marine Corps Base, California Kaitlin Wessel ABSTRACT Twenty-nine Palms Marine Corps Base is positioned in a step-over region between the West Bullion Fault and Mesquite Lake Fault. Both of these belong to a series of transform faults located in the Mojave Desert called the Eastern California Shear Zone (ECSZ) that trends northwest to southeast....

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Luke Ranieri

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Enigmatic new Osagean unit sitting atop Lower Mississippian Joana Limestone at Granite Mountain Island, Middle Range, West-Central Utah Luke A. Ranieri ABSTRACT The enigmatic Middle Range (MR) unit that unconformably overlies the Joana Limestone in the Middle Range, Utah, was deposited on the eroded surface of the Joana bank of the Antler forebulge in the Lower Mississippian in warm, tropical sea water, and fits the classification of a Waulsortian or Waulsortian-like mudmound due to...