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40Ar/39Ar Diffusion and Age Constraints in Muscovite from the Ruby Mountains, Northeastern Nevada 

Griffin, Kayla (2018-06-05)
Plutonic rocks exposed in the Basin and Range province are known to have experienced widespread extension and uplift at ca. 16.5 Ma. This extension is broadly coincident with timing of earliest volcanism of the Yellowstone ...

Analysis of Climate Information to Support US Fish and Wildlife Service Species Status Assessments: An Eye-Tracking Study 

Cashwell, Haven (2021-04-12)
Species Status Assessments (SSAs) are required for endangered species by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). These documents need to include climate information since climate will be negatively impacting ...

An analysis of sediment provenance for Carboniferous sandstones in the Ouachita-Arkoma Basin based on detrital muscovite 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and sediment composition 

Thompson, Jacob (2019-12-04)
The Arkoma-Ouachita Basin of southeast Oklahoma and central Arkansas, part of the vast Appalachian-Ouachita foreland system, evolved from a passive margin deep-water remnant ocean basin (Ouachita) between Laurentia and ...

Analysis of Subsurface Geology, including the Parautochthonous Breccias, Flynn Creek Impact Structure, Tennessee 

Adams, Matthew (2019-12-02)
The present study concerns the Flynn Creek impact structure, Tennessee, which is estimated to have formed approximately 382 million years ago in a shallow marine environment. The present crater is about 3.8 km in diameter ...

Analysis of the D’Olive Creek Watershed: Identifying the Local Drivers That Have led to Stream Degradation 

Salisbury, Michael (2018-04-26)
Anthropogenic activities have influenced the characteristics of streams and tributaries throughout the Southeastern U.S., correlating with varying levels of degradation and prompting major restoration activities. This ...

Analysis of the Potential for Carbon Sequestration in the Subsurface Tuscaloosa Group, Southwestern Alabama 

Lopez-Rivera, Nora (2021-08-23)  ETD File Embargoed
In this project, the sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa Group of the subsurface of an area in southwestern Alabama has been analyzed for carbon sequestration purposes. While collecting the ...

Are Cool Roofs Really Cool? A Predictive Regression Model for Buildings on Auburn University's Campus 

Greer, Seth (2017-11-20)
The natural environment has experienced many transformations into rapidly expanding urban areas. The use of concrete and asphalt has had direct impacts on the urban environment such as land-surface temperature (LST) and ...

Assessing Rainwater Harvesting Potential for Urban Multi-Family Housing Developments in Auburn, AL using a sUAS 

Bush, Austin (2018-04-23)
Many cities today are facing growing pressure to develop in a sustainable manner, and green infrastructure is quickly becoming a popular strategy for addressing this. Through the incorporation of decentralized solutions ...

Bridging the gap between Academic Research and Public Perception of Natural Hazard Risk 

King, Robin (2019-04-23)
Natural Hazards are a common but regularly misunderstood problem in our world. Researchers have training to understand the processes and risks of natural hazards to better understand how climate related hazards develop and ...

Building Better Graphs for Climate Change Communication: Evidence from Eye-Tracking 

Courtney, Stephanie (2019-04-17)
Reducing harm from global climate change will require public participation and therefore public education. Visual data representations such as graphs are often used for communication with public audiences but they are ...

Characterization and hydrocarbon potential of the Lower Permian Wolfcamp Formation, northwestern Mitchell County, Midland Basin, Texas 

Calhoun, Zachary (2018-12-10)  ETD File Embargoed
Lithologic, petrologic, and geochemical analyses were performed on the Wolfcamp Formation (operational benches A and B), with a focus on a 400-ft-thick core recovered from wildcat well Strain 2V (API 42-335-53586) in ...

Characterizing Subsurface Structural Features of the Bellingham Basin by Gravity and Magnetic Modeling 

Bhattacharya, Rahul (2019-08-15)
This study uses gravity and magnetic data modeling to identify the geometry of the Bellingham basin, Washington, and its deformational history. The study also provides additional insight into three newly identified ...

Constraints on the Petrogenesis of the Rockford Granite by Chemical and Radiogenic Isotopic Compositions 

Robbins, Robert Jr (2022-04-27)
The Rockford Granite is a Paleozoic igneous body located in Coosa County, Alabama. Regionally, between the Brevard zone and the Kowaliga zone, there lies intense faulting and shearing, which has been studied extensively ...

A continuous 100 thousand-year stalagmite δ18O record from the Yucatan Peninsula: implications for Caribbean hydroclimate on orbital and millennial timescales 

Hill, Morgan (2019-04-29)
I present a new stalagmite δ18O record, named Katún, collected from Río Secreto Natural Reserve in the Yucatan Peninsula (YP) that spans the interval between 198 kyr to 320 kyr before present (BP), thus offering the oldest ...

Cultural and Environmental Transition and Transformation of Two South Asian Cities: Dhaka and Kolkata 

Nur, S M Shihab (2020-04-17)
South Asian cities have entered the group of fastest growing megacities in the world in recent times. Two megacities, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Kolkata in India across borders, have experienced similar political changes in ...

Detrital Zircon U-Pb Age Constraints on the Sandstone Provenance of the Upper Cretaceous Eutaw Formation from Central Alabama to Western Georgia 

Barrett, Michael (2020-05-11)
Sandstone provenance analysis of the Tombigbee Sand Member and Eutaw Formation is vital to discerning source material of clastic detrital sediments found in eastern Alabama and western Georgia along the Upper Cretaceous ...

Developing a Genetic Model for Puerto Rico’s Tibes Iron Deposit through Field Observations and Geochemical Analyses 

Barefoot, Marisa (2021-12-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Understanding the formation of iron deposits is key for locating new resources and upholding our pledge to transition to renewable energy as iron is required to make steel, a critical component of all green energy technologies. ...

Development of Global Social Vulnerability Model for Earthquakes 

Bin Asad, Khan Mortuza (2019-07-23)
Although earthquakes are one of the most devastating natural hazards that affect humanity, very few attempts have been made to consider the human elements that put populations at risk. Most researchers focus on the assessment ...

Distribution of encrusting foraminifera at Mayaguana, Bahamas: Determining assemblage composition and relationship of test size and density to food availability 

Eubanks, Eric (2018-08-01)
Benthic foraminifera that are cemented by calcium carbonate or are otherwise firmly fixed to hard surfaces are known as encrusting or attached foraminifera. Relatively few actualistic studies focus on the use of encrusting ...

Drought Management Plans in Major Cities of the Southeastern U.S. v. Western U.S. 

Moore, Meredith (2019-04-23)
The severe drought conditions impacting California and the Western United States over the last several years have led to greater awareness of the consequences of water scarcity and the need for effective drought policy. ...