Geology

Geology Graduate Student Theses

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StudentYearProjectAdvisor
Advocate,
David
1983Depositional environments of the Eocene Maniobra Formation, northeastern Orocopia Mountains, Riverside County, southern CaliforniaSquires
Ahlstrom,
Martha
2013Post-fire debris flow erosion in the San Gabriel Mountains: evidence from the Station Fire, 2009Heermance
Anderson,
Desideria
1996Paleogeography and depositional environments of the Vaqueros and Rincon Formations, Topatopa Mountains, Ventura County, CaliforniaFritsche
Anderson,
Steve
1992Geochemistry and petrology of the hornblende gabbro of Mount Gleason, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaWeigand
Anderson,
Thomas
1980A geochemical study of Miocene Volcanics, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaWeigand
Annis,
David
2012EBSD and Microstructural Analysis of Quartzofeldspathic Rocks from the South Mountains, Arizona: An Evaluation of Flow Laws and Crustal RheologyMiranda
Armand,
Pierre
1991Layered crustal velocity model and station correction analysis for the Los Angeles BasinSimila
Bender-Whitaker,
Carrie
2013Holocene-Pleistocene sand provenance in the Canterbury Basin, eastern South Island, New ZealandMarsaglia
Blake,
Thomas
1981Depostional environments of the Simmler Formation in southern Cuyama Valley, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, CaliforniaFritsche
Blom,
Ronald
1978Spectral reflectance studies of plutonic rocks in the 0.45-2.45 Micron regionAdams
Blundell,
Michael
1981Depositional environments of the Vaqueros Formation in the Big Mountain area, Ventura County, CaliforniaFritsche
Bouton,
Katherine
1984A spectral reflectance study of the sedimentary Paleozoic rocks around Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National MonumentAdams
Brand,
Danielle
2014Settling of metal droplets through a magma ocean and metal plume conduits during core formationWeeraratne
Caceres,
Carmen
2005Charophyte limestone in the Miocene Barstow formation, Mud Hills, CaliforniaPedone
Cao,
Aiguo
1998Depositional environmnents of the Towsley Formation in the Tujunga Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaFritsche
Carrasco,
Joseph
2012Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Late-Pleistocene Lacustrine to Alluvial Deposits From The Waipaoa River Catchment, North Island, New ZealandMarsaglia
Chen,
Xunhong
1988Depositional environments and paleogeography of the lower Saugus Formation, northern San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaFritsche
Clark,
Frederick
1988Stratigraphic and paleogeographic analysis of part of the Modelo Formation, Piru Creek, Ventura CountyFritsche
Condon,
Michael
1989Stratigraphic analysis of the Hurricane Deck Formation Sierra Madre, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaFritsche
Copeland,
Jeff
1992Hydrogeologic study of the upper water-bearing zone in the vicinity of the Palos Verdes landfillTabidian
Cote,
Russell
1991Paleontology of the "Santa Margarita" Formation on the Coalinga anticline, Fresno County, CaliforniaSquires
Custis,
Kit
1984Geology and dike swarms of the Homer Mountain area, San Bernardino County, CaliforniaDunne
Daniel,
Lori
1989Stratigraphy and depositional environments of the lower Miocene Vaqueros Formation, Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, CaliforniaFritsche
Davis,
George
1998Systematic paleontology of a densely fossiliferous, upper Pliocene molluscan shell lens, 6th and Flower Streets, Los Angeles, California, with commentary on the strategic nomenclature of the "Fernando Formation"Squires
del Angel,
Jozi
2013Structural style and shortening magnitude across the Kepintage Fold and Thrust Belt in the Tian Shan Foreland, Northwest ChinaHeermance
dePaula,
Lemuel
2000Deposition and diagenesis of terrigenous rocks of the middle member of the Miocene Barstow FormationPedone
DeVaughn,
Alissa
2005Sand and gravel provenance of the Te Arai River, Waipaoa River, and associated quaternary alluvial terrace deposits, North Island, New ZealandMarsaglia
Devlahovich,
Vincent
2001Miocene igneous rocks associated with the San Onofre Breccia, Santa Cruz and Santa Catalina Islands, CaliforniaWeigand
Doran,
Linda
2014Characterizing modern stream sand to better understand reservoir sandstone provenance in the Taranaki Basin, New ZealandMarsaglia
Escobar,
Lennin
2014Rayleigh wave phase velocities beneath the oceanic and continental margin of the North American and Pacific plate boundaryWeeraratne
Evensen,
Jr., James
1997Hydrogeology of the Simi Valley hydrologic basin, Ventura County, CaliforniaTabidian
Fayez,
Abdulaziz
2000Aftershock study of the November 22, 1995 (Mw=7.3) Gulf of Aqabah earthquake, Midyan region, Saudi ArabiaSimila
Field,
Leonore
2002A geochemical and petrologic Study of Poway clasts in San Diego and the Channel Islands, CaliforniaWeigand
Flack,
Michael
1990Depositional environments of the Topanga Canyon Formation, central Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaFritsche
Fleck,
Jenna
2011Tharsis formation from density driven thermo-chemical plumes during planetary differentiationWeeraratne
Fontilea,
Kristin
2005A petrological and geochemical study of cretaceous siliceous rocks from the Shatsky RiseMarsaglia
Fowler,
Julie
1982Structural analysis of Mesozoic deformations in the Central Slate Range, eastern CaliforniaDunne
Freitag,
George
1989Stratigraphic analysis of the Vaqueros Formation, southeastern Cuyama Valley, CaliforniaFritsche
Furst,
Bruce
1982Petrology of the Alkalic Hawi volcanic series of Kohala Volcano, HawaiiWeigand
Gadley,
Kyle
2005Petrography and correlation of cenozoic ash layers recovered on Shatsky Rise ODP Leg 198Marsaglia
Garcia,
Colleen
2010A hydrogeologic and water quality study along the western stream tributaries in San Fernando Valley, CaliforniaTabidian
Gossell,
Melissa
1996Application of impeller flowmeter and discrete water sampling techniques for improved groundwater well constructionTabidian
Graham,
Joshua
2014Late Holocene glacial advances in the Klamath Mountains, northern California, determined from 10Be cosmogenic exposure dating and dendrochronologyHeermance
Green,
Joseph
2008Analysis of the microseismicity of the Santa Monica Mountains and associated Malibu Coast, Santa Monica-Dume, and Santa Monica Bay faultsSimila
Greenberg,
Rebecca
2010Strain localization in quartzofeldspathic mylonites: A microstructural and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) study of the South Mountains core complex, ArizonaMiranda
Griffis,
Robert
1987Kern knob pluton and other highly-evolved granitoids in East-central CaliforniaDunne
Gring,
Michael
1993Stratigraphic analysis of the Mabury Formation, Kern and Kings Counties, CaliforniaSquires
Groves,
Lindsey
1991Paleontology and biostratigraphy of the Plio-Pleistocene lower Saugus Formation, Santa Susana Mountains, southern CaliforniaSquires
Guzman,
Nathan
2010Geology and geomorphology of the intersecting Mission Creek and Banning fault strands, southern San Andreas faultYule
Hartshorn,
David
1980Soil geochemistry as a guide to mineralization in the Drum Mountains, Millard-Juab Counties, UtahGustafson
Hebeler,
Aaron
2010Middle Holocene surface rupture of the Riasi fault, Kashmir, IndiaYule
Hickey,
Edward
1985The geology of naturally-fractured petroleum reservoirs in the Monterey Formation, Cat Canyon area, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaSimila
Howland,
Caryn L.
2003Determining the depositional age of peat: implications for dating paleoearthquakes at the Burro Flats paleoseismic site near Banning, CAYule
James,
Dawn E.
2003Sand Provenance in the Waipaoa River system, North Island, New ZealandMarsaglia
Jiao,
Zun
1989Depositional environments and paleogeography of the Coldwater Formation, upper Sespe Creek, Ventura County, CaliforniaFritsche
Johnson,
Elizabeth
1983Textural and compositional sediment characteristics of the southeastern Bristol Bay continental shelf, AlaskaMolnia
Jones,
Terry
1996Seismicity of the western transverse ranges of southern California: January, 1981 to
January, 1995
Simila
Kappeler,
Kristine
1984Depositional environment of the Avenal Sandstone of Reef Ridge, Central CaliforniaSquires
Kear,
Jordan Leigh
2005Hydrogeology of the Ojai Groundwater Basin: Storativity and Confinement, Ventura County, CaliforniaTabidian
Kelsch,
Kenneth
1996Three-dimensional tectonostratigraphic development of the Los Angeles Basin as viewed through the Beta 3D seismic surveyFischer
Kirby,
Michael
1991Macropaleontology and Biostratigraphy across the Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary, San Francisquito Formation, Warm Springs Mountain, Los Angeles County, southern CaliforniaSquires
Kraemer,
Susanne
1986Quaternary morphology, acoustic characteristics, and fan growth of the conception fan, Santa Barbara Basin, California Continental BorderlandFischer
Lafromboise,
Eli
2012Neotectonism of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: Geomorphology and Earthquake Relocations Along the Nicoya Seismic GapSimila
Lamb,
Richard
1989Nonmarine mollusks of Pit 91, Rancho La Brea, southern California, and their paleoecologic and biogeographic implicationsSquires
Larson,
Robert
1995Stability of Soil on Natural SlopesAdams
Liggett,
David
1987Geology and geochemistry of a garnet-bearing granitoid in the Southwestern Sierra Nevada, Tulare County, CaliforniaCollins
Luna,
Lorena
2010Stratigraphy and OSL geochronology of the Briska Palms alluvial fan, Indio, CAYule
Manz,
Richard
1988Groundwater flow modeling of the Ojai basin, using the USGS 3 dimensional MODFLOW modelAdams
Martin,
Rod
1998Optimizing the operation of marginal oil production leases in the Placerita Oil Field, Newhall, California, to fit the constraints of an associated cogeneration plantFritsche
May,
James
1999Geochemical and petrogenic study of the Late Cretaceous Mt. Wilson intrusion and possible comagmatic plutons, San Gabriel Mountains, southern CaliforniaWeigand
McBurnett,
Paul
2011Paleoseismicity of the San Gorgonio Pass fault zone at Millard Canyon: Testing the likelihood of a through-going San Andreas ruptureYule
McCord,
Brian
2001Hydrogeochemistry and isotopic analyses of the fractured volcanic aquifer system of Mount Shasta, Siskiyou County, CaliforniaTabidian
McGuire,
Kathleen
2011Tracking cosmogenic 10Be in multiple grain sizes down an alluvial system in an active orogenHeermance
McKay,
Hannah
2011Quaternary stratigraphy and geologic evolution of Ojai and upper Ojai valleys, western Transverse Ranges, CaliforniaHeermance
Miles,
Jack
2007Water quality and land use in western San Fernando Valley canyons and tributary streamsTabidian
Miller,
Cynthia
1989Characterization of the Indian Springs Formation in east-central CaliforniaDunne
Mills,
Gareth
1991The Structure and activity of the offshore Newport-Inglewood-Rose Canyon zone of deformationFischer
Mohammadebrahim,
Ehsan
2014Seismic strong motion array project (SSMAP) and September 5, 2012 (MW=7.6) earthquake in the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa RicaSimila
Morrison,
Lowell
1982Surface sediment and seismic reflection profiling, outer Newport submarine canyon, southern California continental borderlandFischer
Muir,
Stephen
1981Holocene deformed sediments of the southern San Joaquin Valley, Kern County, CaliforniaFritsche
Muskat,
Judd
1983Geologic interpretations: Seasat- A radar images and landsat MSS images of a portion of the southern Appalachian Plateau: Virginia, Kentucky, West VirginiaAdams
Neil,
Kenda
2011Aquifer characteristics and hydrostratigraphy of the south Las Posas Basin, Ventura County, CaliforniaTabidian
Neameh,
Majd
2004Structure and petrology fo the San Gabriel fault zone near the Wildwood picnic area, San Gabriel Mountains, CaliforniaYule
Nguyen,
Chinh
2010Study of trailing conduits in high bond number metal-silicate plumes during core formationWeeraratne
Norby,
Philip
1983A subsurface interpretation using three-dimensional seismic methods of a portion of the Erawan gas/condensate field, Gulf of ThailandSimila
Norgauer,
Carl
1996Physical and chemical controls on microfabric of recent ooids from the Great Salt Lake, UtahPedone
Nunley,
Melissa
2013Seismic anisotropy beneath African plateWeeraratne
Oborne,
Juli
1987Stratigraphy and depositional environments of the Vaqueros Formation, Central Santa Monica Mountains, CaliforniaFritsche
Oborne,
Mark
1983Stratigraphy of early to middle(?) Triassic marine to continental rocks, Southern Inyo Mountains, CaliforniaDunne
Ocampo,
Adriana
1997The Geology of Chicxulub impact ejecta in BelizeFritsche
Ogawa,
Craig
1989The Quaternary evolution of the Buena Vista Lagoon and the adjacent inner margin, San Diego County, CaliforniaFischer
Oldershaw,
Michael
1990Depositional Environments and Paleogeography of the Miocene Painted Rock Sandstone Member of the Vaqueros Formation in the southeastern Caliente Range, San Luis Obispo County, CaliforniaFritsche
Orozco,
Arturo A.
2004Offset of a mid-holocene alluvial fan near Banning, CA: Constraints on the slip rate of the San Bernardino strand of the San Andreas FaultYule
Parker,
Jonathan
1985Lower Paleogene geology of the Simi Valley area, Ventura County, CaliforniaSquires
Parra,
Julie
2010Sand provenance of Poverty Shelf, North Island, New ZealandMarsaglia
Pavia,
Jennifer
2009Petrography and provenance of sand temper within ceramic sherds from Carriacou, Southern Grenadines, West IndiesMarsaglia
Perri,
Michael
1990Stratigraphic analysis of the Branch Canyon Formation in the Sierra Madre, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaFritsche
Peterson,
Larry
1982Impact of seawater intrusion control on the liquefaction susceptibility of the coastal plain, Ventura County, CaliforniaAdams
Pitts,
Brian
1989The sedimentology of the upper Cretaceous Joaquin Ridge sandstone member of the Panoche Formation near Coalinga, Fresno County, CaliforniaFritsche
Popelar,
Stanley
1988Miocene geology of the southwestern portion of the San Rafael Wilderness, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaFritsche
Prevost,
Dana
1984Geology of a transect of the Northern Argus Range CaliforniaDunne
Raftery,
Peter
1984Marine geology and geologic evolution of the Northern Channel Islands west of San Miguel IslandFischer
Rains,
Jean
2009The stratigraphic and petrologic record of subduction initiation in the Permian metasedimentary succession of the El Paso Mountains, Kern County, CaliforniaMarsaglia
Ramirez,
Cristo
2011Study of elastic thickness from seamount loading of old oceanic lithosphere: Implications for lithosphere stabilityWeeraratne
Ramzan,
Shahid
2012Paleoseismic investigation of the San Gorgonio Pass fault zone near Cabazon, CaliforniaYule
Regmi,
Anita
2007Characterization of vadose zone and assessing enhanced recharge potential in canyons and headwater areas of western San Fernando Valley, CaliforniaTabidian
Reid,
Stephen
1979Stratigraphic analysis of the Vaqueros Formation in the Big Mountain area, Ventura County, CaliforniaFritsche
Remsen,
Jr., Walter
1982Geology of San Nicolas Bank - southern California continental borderlandFritsche
Richmond,
William
1976Grain size, organic carbon, and trace metal distribution patterns in Mugu Lagoon, CaliforniaFischer
Ritterbush,
Linda
1981Paleobiology of agnostid trilobites: functional morphology, growth, and evolutionSquires
Rivera,
Kevin
2010Characteristics of Miocene to Pliocene sandy units in the Hikurangi Forearc, North Island, New ZealandMarsaglia
Roush,
James
1983Marine geology of the western extension of the Transverse Ranges: Point Conception to Point ArguelloFischer
Roush,
Kathleen
1986Depositional environments of the Eocene Domengine Formation near Coalinga, Fresno County, CaliforniaFritsche
Rudat,
Juhani
1980Quaternary evolution and seismic stratigraphy of the San Pedro Margin, southern CaliforniaFischer
Russell,
Perry
1988The Point Fermin submarine fan: a small late middle Miocene Age fan within the Monterey FormationFischer
Saenz,
Joseph M.
2002Geological controls of hydrocarbon seeps in Santa Maria Basin, offshore CaliforniaFischer
Savage,
Karen
1996Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Conejo Volcanics, Santa Monica Mountains, CaliforniaWeigand
Schaaf,
Joseph
1998Hydrogeology of the Tierra Rejada Groundwater Basin, Ventura County, CaliforniaTabidian
Schymiczek,
Herman
1983Benthic foraminifera and paleobathymetry of the Eocene Llajas Formation, southwestern Santa Susana Mountains, CaliforniaSquires
Sgriccia,
Martha P.
2003Depositional environments of the Oligocene Alegria Formation, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaFritsche
Shapiro,
Shawn A.
2004Sand provenance of the Bounty Submarine Fan off the Eastern Coast of South Island, New ZealandMarsaglia
Shariff,
Asghar
1983Geology and paleoenvironment of the Bunker gas field, Solano County, CaliforniaFritsche
Shirley,
James
1995Gravitational forces and extended body responseSimila
Siegele,
Paul
1990Radian and Radon concentrations in Tertiary aquifers along the Texas gulf coastAdams
Smith,
James
1995An exercise in environmental analysis: the Earth observing systemSimila
Smith,
Theresa
1991Biostratigraphy of middle Tertiary rocks in Cuyama Basin, southern CaliforniaFritsche
Sotirov ,
Teodor
2014Rayleigh wave phase velocities and anisotropy of old oceanic lithosphere in the PacificWeeraratne
Stecheson,
Mary
2004Systematic paleontology of marine gastropods from the Upper Cretaceous Chatsworth formation, Simi Hills, Southern CaliforniaSquires
Sterling,
Stephen
1982The geology of the Inner Basin Margin, Newport Beach - Dana Point, Orange County, CaliforniaFischer
Striegler,
Glenn
1995Characterization of Mesozoic granitoids in the northern Coso Range Inyo County, CaliforniaDunne
Swanson,
Brian
1996Structural geology and deformational history of the southern Inyo Mountains east of Keeler, Inyo County, CaliforniaDunne
Taylor,
Gary
1984Depositional environments of the Sespe Formation, northern Simi Valley, CaliforniaSquires
Telles,
Franky
2005Sedimentology, Paleontology, C and O Isotope Chemistry, and Geochronology of Holocene Sediment from Lake Thetis, Cervantes, Western AustraliaPedone
Tersibashian,
Noune
2001Characterization and quantification of nonpoint source water pollutants emphasizing chloride and nitrate in Simi Valley, Ventura County, CaliforniaTabidian
Testa,
Stephen
1978Geochemistry of Mesozoic dolerites from Liberia, Africa, and SpitsbergenWeigand
Thomas,
Garold
1989Stratigraphic analysis and paleogeography of the Hurricane Deck Formation, San Rafael Mountains, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaFritsche
Thomas,
June
1986Correlation and petrogenesis of Miocene volcanic rocks in the San Emigdio and San Juan Bautista areas, CaliforniaWeigand
Thor,
Devin
1977Depositional environment and paleogeographic setting of the Santa Margarita Formation, Ventura County, CaliforniaFritsche
Ticken,
Edward
1983Geology of the Inner Basin Margin: Dana Point to San Onofre, CaliforniaFischer
Toneva,
Snejana
2010Perchlorate in soils, water resources and crops of San Fernando Valley and Ventura County, CaliforniaTabidian
Trembly,
Wonderful
1987Depositional environments of a portion of the Modelo Formation, Canton Canyon, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaFritsche
Truschel,
John
1996Petrogenesis of the Fine Gold Intrusive Suite, Sierra Nevada Batholith, CaliforniaWeigand
Unruh,
Mark
1985Geochemistry and petrology of Triassic granitoids of the Sierra Nevada batholith, California and NevadaDunne
Van Wagoner,
Steven
1981Geology of a part of the Zaca Lake Quadrangle, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaFritsche
Ventimiglia,
Matthew
2010A new Miocene cetothere (mammalia: cetacea) from the Monterey formation at Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CaliforniaSquires
Velasco,
Noel
2010238U-230Th disequilibrium dating of chevkinite from La Primavera, Jalisco, MexicoVazquez
Wang,
Shin-Jieh
1991Microseismicity of the San Andreas Fault in the Frazier Park-Fort Tejon region, CaliforniaSimila
Ward,
Michael
1994FlattenSurface: A computer program to restore a folded and faulted gridded surfaceAdams
Webb,
James
1984Geology of the San Diego margin, Carlsbad to La Jolla, San Diego County, CaliforniaFischer
Werner,
Michael
1979Superposed Mesozoic deformations, southeastern Inyo Mountains, CaliforniaDunne
White,
David
1985Fluvial-dominated deltaic deposits of the marine Plio-Pleistocene lower Saugus Formation, northern Simi Valley, CaliforniaSquires
Woods,
Madeline
1984Seismic stratigraphy and fault activity of the inner San Pedro shelf, CaliforniaFischer
Woolford,
Jeffery
2009Distribution and stratigraphy of basalts in the southwest (Aberdeen) portion of the Big Pine Volcanic Field, Owens Valley, CaliforniaVazquez
Yaldezian,
John
1984Miocene geology of the east-central portion of the San Rafael wilderness, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaFritsche
Yamashiro,
Daniel
1989Eocene Marine to nonmarine deltaic deposits, Lower Piru Creek, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, southern CaliforniaSquires
Yong,
Alan
2007Geophysical site characterization using geomorphology, geology and intergrated digital imaging methods on satellite dataSimila
Zhang,
Zhaohui
1995Comprehensive ExaminationFritsche
Zohar,
Alana
2009Paleomagnetic evidence for timescales of multi-vent basaltic eruptions in Big Pine volcanic field, CaliforniaVazquez