Theses Defenses of 2014-2015

Heather Webb

Heather Webb

Biotite-controlled weathering characteristics of residual regolith derived from Cretaceous tonalite – quartz diorite, western Peninsular Ranges, southern California, USA: A case study

M.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Gary Girty

Defense May 7th, 2015, 2:00 pm

Rebecca Martinez

Rebecca Martinez

Using Chloride as an Environmental Tracer to Assess Groundwater Recharge in Fractured Rock, Central San Diego County

M.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Kathy Thorbjarnarson

Defense May 7th, 2015, 1:00 pm

Michael Verrier

Michael Verrier

Identifying Areas of Potential Slope Instability in Karanganyar, Indonesia Using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)

M.S. Candidate
Advisors Dr. Eric Frost, Dr. Dwikorita Karnawati (UGM), Wahyu Wilopo (UGM)

Defense May 7th, 2015, 11:00 am

Giovanni Norman

Giovanni Norman

Truckhaven – West Salton Detachment Fault Zone Architecture at Wonderstone Wash, Southern California

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. David Kimbrough

Defense May 7th, 2015, 10:20 am

Clint Callanan

Clint Callanan

Locating the Main Central Thrust of the Himalayan Orogen: Results from the Melamchi River Traverse of Central Nepal

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. David Kimbrough

Defense May 7th, 2015, 10:00 am

Robert Connor

Robert Connor

Clay Mineral Analysis of a Mudstone Facies: Jurassic Curtis Formation, East-central Utah

B.S. Candidate
Advisors Dr. Mario Caputo, Dr. David Kimbrough

Defense May 7th, 2015, 9:40 am

Kyle Spongberg

Kyle Spongberg

Impacts of Geology on Major Ions in Springs Located in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Kathy Thorbjarnarson

Defense May 7th, 2015, 9:20 am

Craig Hall

Craig Hall

Geometrical analysis of a complex fold-fold fabric, Octoillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Gary Girty

Defense May 7th, 2015, 9:00 am

David Tamborrell

David Tamborrell

Geochemical Analysis and Comparison of Mid-Miocene Volcanics near La Rumorosa and Laguna Salada, Baja California with Jacumba Volcanics and Central Baja California Bajaites

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. David Kimbrough

Defense May 7th, 2015, 8:40 am

Kaden Byron

Kaden Byron

Geochemical Analysis of the Alverson Formation Volcanics in Painted Gorge, Coyote Mountains, Imperial County, California

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. David Kimbrough

Defense May 7th, 2015, 8:20 am

Bridget Borce

Bridget Borce

Intraspecific variation in cranial and mandibular morphology of the extinct river dolphin Parapontoporia sternbergi from the upper Pliocene San Diego Formation, southern California, USA

B.S. Candidate
Advisors Dr. Tom Deméré, Dr. David Kimbrough

Defense May 7th, 2015, 8:00 am

Chris Maxin

Chris Maxin

Fusing Geology, Geography, and Economics Within a Cloud Computing Environment to Improve Natural Disaster Planning and Response Training

M.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Eric FrostDr. Gary Girty

Defense April 22nd, 2015, 3:00 pm (CSL-120)

Erik Gordon

Erik Gordon

Geomorphic analysis of late Quaternary activity of the Earthquake Valley and Hot Springs-San Felipe Fault Zones, and their role in slip transfer between the northern Elsinore and southern San Jacinto faults

M.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Tom RockwellDr. Gary Girty

Defense March 27th, 2015, 10:00 am

Erik Haaker

Erik Haaker

Long-Term Uplift of the Southern California Coast between San Diego and Newport Beach Resolved with New Dgps Survey Data: Testing Blind Thrust Models in the Offshore California Borderland

M.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Tom Rockwell

Defense November 21st, 2014, 11:00 am

Susan French

Susan French

Chemical, clay mineralogical, and petrological characteristics of erosional exhumed saprock derived from a 125 Ma granite south of Temecula, California

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Gary Girty

Defense December 10th, 2014, 8:00 am

Ashty Rekani

Ashty Rekani

Metamorphic and structural evolution of the Prospect meta-granite, SE CA

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Gary Girty

Defense December 10th, 2014, 8:30 am

Robert Mordecai

Robert Mordecai

Ground Motion Directivity Effects Derived from 3D Rough-fault Earthquake Simulations

B.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Kim Bak Olsen

Defense December 10th, 2014, 9:00 am

Brian Rockwell

Brian Rockwell

Petrological and Geochemical Evidence for Polygenetic Development of Regolith at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA

M.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Gary Girty

Defense December 10th, 2014, 9:30 am

Brandi Denton

Brandi Denton

Modeling Plane Strain (MPS), An Interactive C# Program

M.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Gary Girty

Defense December 10th, 2014, 10:30 am

Jamie Purcell

Jamie Purcell

Chemical Alteration of Granodioritic – Tonalitic Saprock and Mixed Plutoniclastic/Metamorphiclastic Alluvium: Exploring the Use of Sieving to Enhance Compositional Linear Trends

M.S. Candidate
Advisor Dr. Gary Girty

Defense December 10th, 2014, 11:30 am

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