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iv, 244 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Geomorphic expression of the Illinois Episode glaciation (marine isotope stage 6) in Illinois: Moraines, sublobes, subglacial lineations, and possible ice streaming / D.A. Grimley, A.C. Phillips, E.D. McKay III, and A.M. Anders
  • Age of the Sidney Geosol revisited / Thomas V. Lowell, Donald L. Pair, and Grahame Larson
  • A century of change in the methods, data, and approaches to mapping glacial deposits in Michigan / William L. Blewett, David P. Lusch, Randall J. Schaetzl, and Scott A. Drzyzga
  • Revised time-distance diagram for the Lake Michigan Lobe, Michigan Subepisode, Wisconsin Episode, Illinois, USA / B. Brandon Curry, Thomas V. Lowell, Hong Wang, and Andrew C. Anderson
  • Influence of persistent buried ice on late glacial landscape development in part of Wisconsin's Northern Highlands / John W. Attig and J. Elmo Rawling III
  • Sediment-landform assemblages in southern Michigan: implications for basal processes of the Saginaw Lobe of the Laurentide ice sheet / Alan E. Kehew, John M. Esch, and Sita Karki
  • Glaciotectonic deformation along the Valparaiso Upland in southwest Michigan / Brian C. Bird, Alan E. Kehew, and Andrew L. Kozlowski
  • Late Pleistocene deltas in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, USA / Michael D. Luehmann and Randall J. Schaetzl
  • Onset age of deglaciation following the Last Glacial Maximum in New York State based on radiocarbon ages of mammalian megafauna / Robert S. Feranec and Andrew L. Kozlowski
  • Minimum age of the Mapleton, Tully, and Labrador Hollow moraines indicates correlation with the Port Huron Phase on central New York State / Andrew L. Kozlowski, Brian C. Bird, Thomas V. Lowell, Colby A. Smith, Robert S. Feranec, and Brandon Lars Graham
  • Hydrogeologic modeling supported by geologic mapping in three dimensions: do the details really matter? / Cristian R. Medina, Sally L. Letsinger, and Greg A. Olyphant
  • Characterizing glacial sediments and features in northeast Illinois using electrical resistivity and seismic-reflection profiling / Jason F. Thomason, Timothy R. Larson, Ahmed Ismail, and Steve Sargent.
"New developments regarding coastal evolution in the Great Lakes region"-- Provided by publisher.
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vii, 184 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
  • Preface / by Jon Spencer
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Sedimentary processes and stratigraphy
  • Stratigraphy and tectonics
  • Changing paleolatitudes
  • Deep underpinnings: pre-Pennsylvanian substratum
  • Broken craton: Pennsylvanian-Permian deformation
  • Distal foreland: lower to middle Triassic Moenkopi
  • Backarc Furrow: upper Triassic Chinle
  • Backarc Desert: upper Triassic to Jurassic Glen Canyon
  • Facies Mosaic: middle to upper Jurassic San Rafael
  • Foreland Megafans: upper Jurassic Morrison
  • Summary and conclusion
  • Appendix 1: trigonometric expressions for Paleolatitude calculations from Paleomagnetic data
  • Appendix 2: sources of data for areal geologic relations on Paleogeographic maps
  • Appendix 3: sources of data for Isopachs and Facies relations on Paleogeographic maps
  • Appendix 4: sources of data for Paleocurrents and Paleowinds on Paleogeographic maps
  • Appendix 5: information about Detrital-Zircon samples / compiled by G. Gehrels
  • Acknowledgments
  • References cited.
"Following this discovery and further detrital-zircon studies of Mesozoic strata on the Colorado Plateau, Dr. Dickinson began preparing this volume in order to identify key aspects of the sedimentary and tectonic history of Mesozoic strata of the Colorado Plateau and directly adjacent areas. He divided the strata into seven depositional systems"--Provided by publisher.
"William R. Dickinson (1931-2015) formally retired in 1991, but he didn't stop working, researching, and writing. His work with University of Arizona professor George Gehrels on identifying sandstone provenance using detrital-zircon U-Pb geochronology led to the determination that much of the Pennsylvanian to Jurassic sandstone of the Colorado Plateau was derived from the orogenic belt now associated with the Appalachian Mountains. Further detrital-zircon studies led to Dickinson preparing this publication in order to identify key aspects of the sedimentary and tectonic history of Mesozoic strata of the Colorado Plateau and directly adjacent areas. Dickinson divided the strata into seven depositional systems, but completed writing on only the lower five (Moenkopi, Chinle, Glen Canyon, San Rafael, Morrison) before his death in July 2015. The manuscript, however, was comprehensive in its treatment of upper Paleozoic strata and the lower five Mesozoic "deposystems," and an abstract and concluding text by Jon Spencer helped to complete the work" -- Publisher's description.
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160 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm.
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193 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in).
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xii, 56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 folded leaf of plates.
  • Preface
  • Geologic road log: Austin to/from Canyon Dam and Natural Bridge Caverns / C. M. Woodruff, Jr., Edward W. Collins, and Eric C. Potter
  • Tour of Canyon Dam Spillway Gorge / C. M. Woodruff, Jr., and Edward W. Collins
  • Tour of Natural Bridge Caverns / Eric C. Potter and Robert G. Loucks
  • Apppendix. Speleothems as geochemical proxies for past climate change--a summary of long-term monitoring in Natural Bridge Caverns, Comal County, Texas / Corinne Wong, Jay L. Banner, Richard Casteel, and Eric James.
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v, 215 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Probing crustal thickness evolution and geodynamic processes in the past from magma records: An integrated approach / J. Ganne, W.P. Schellart, G. Rosenbaum, X. Feng, and V. De Andrade
  • Uplift of the southeastern Australian lithosphere: Thermal-tectonic evolution of garnet pyroxenite xenoliths from western Victoria / Jiang-Gu Lu, Qing Xiong, William L. Griffin, Jian-Ping Zheng, Jin-Xiang Huang, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, Takako Satsukawa, and Norman J. Pearson
  • Variety of origins and exhumation histories of Sambagawa eclogite interpreted through the veil of extensive structural and metamorphic overprinting / Soichi Osozawa and John Wakabayashi
  • Exhumation of western Alboran peridotites in an Oligocene-Miocene oblique continental rift system / Frédéric Gueydan and Gianluca Frasca
  • Mylonitic gabbro nodules of Stromboli (southern Italy): Microstructural evidence of high-temperature deformation of cumulates during the evolution of the magmatic crustal roots of an active volcano / Richard Spiess, Raffaella Dibona, Manuele Faccenda, Michele Mattioli, and Alberto Renzulli
  • Crust-mantle boundary in eastern North America, from the (oldest) craton to the (youngest) rift / Vadim Levin, Andrea Servali, Jill VanTongeren, William Menke, and Fiona Darbyshire
  • Role of percolating melts in Antarctic subcontinental lithospheric mantle: New insights from Handler Ridge mantle xenoliths (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica) / Beatrice Pelorosso, Costanza Bonadiman, Massimo Coltorti, Massimiliano Melchiorre, Pier Paolo Giacomoni, Theodoros Ntaflos, Michel Gregoire, and Mathieu Benoit
  • In situ U-Pb zircon geochronology on metapelitic granulites of Beni Bousera (Betic-Rif system, N Morocco) / M. Melchiorre, A.M. Álvarez-Valero, J. Vergés, M. Fernàndez, E.A. Belousova, A. El Maz, and A. Moukadiri
  • Detrital zircon evidence for eclogite formation by basal subduction erosion
  • An example from the Yukon-Tanana composite arc, Canadian Cordillera / J.A. Gilotti, W.C. McClelland, C.R. van Staal, and M.B. Petrie
  • Comparison among Ethiopia-Yemen, Deccan, and Karoo continental flood basalts of central Gondwana: Insights on lithosphere versus asthenosphere contributions in compositionally zoned magmatic provinces / Claudio Natali, Luigi Beccaluva, Gianluca Bianchini, and Franca Siena.
"This volume encompasses contributions from a wide spectrum of earth science disciplines, including geophysics, geodynamics, geochemistry, and petrology, to provide an overview of the nature and evolution of the crust-mantle and lithosphere-asthenosphere boundaries in different tectonic settings"-- Provided by publisher.
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iii, 53 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Marias River Canyon geoecosystem. Geologic setting ; Geomorphology of the Marias River Canyon ; Climatic setting ; Flora and large vertebrate fauna ; Overview of regional prehistory ; Archaeological site context
  • Late Holocene depositional environments of the Marias River Canyon. Marias River depositional environment ; Alluvial-fan depositional environment ; Hillslope depositional environment
  • Archaeological materials and geologic context of the Goose Bill Site Complex (24CH887). Site description ; Archaeological materials and stratigraphic context
  • Archaeological and geological materials from the Sparrowhawk Site (24CH301). Site setting ; Archaeological materials and their context ; Stratigraphic context and age
  • Geoecology : plant communities and ungulate niches. Plant communities ; Use of plants by native Americans ; Relations between depositional units and plant communities ; Ungulate niches
  • Geoecological implications for archaeology
  • Conclusions.
The Marias River canyon in north-central Montana, incised into Upper Cretaceous strata of the Great Plains during latest Pleistocene to Holocene time, served as a locus of human activity tied to the unique floral and faunal resources it provided ancient peoples. Erosion of the main canyon walls resulted in deposition of tributary junction alluvial fans characterized by debris-flow and hyperconcentrated flow sediment transport processes where side canyons emerged onto the alluvial valley floor. These alluvial-fan deposits preserve Late Precontact archaeological remains accessible due to their postburial exposure where partially eroded by the meandering channel of the Marias River (Goose Bill site complex). Archaeological materials are also preserved high on the dissected canyon walls where movement of hillslope sediment and colluvium by sheetwash led to their burial (Sparrowhawk site). Deposition of sediment of contrasting physical attributes (grain size, sorting, clay mineral content) within the canyon influences soil substrate properties, favoring growth of specialized plant communities in both alluvial-fan and fluvial environments. These relations exemplify the strong geoecological connections among depositional environment and sediment characteristics, substrate properties, and vegetation community development. The plant communities, interacting in conjunction with the physical landscape, provided a range of habitats utilized by such large mammals as plains bison, Rocky Mountain elk, Audubon sheep, pronghorn, Rocky Mountain mule deer, and white-tailed deer. Four major bison bone layers, some including bison hair and other soft tissues, with associated stone arrow points and stone flakes (artifacts) and evidence of bone processing are preserved in alluvial-fan deposits exposed along the bank of the Marias River at the Goose Bill site complex. These relations illustrate: (1) human activities dating to ~100--595 yr B.P. (falling within the Late Precontact Period of regional archaeological prehistory) that reflect subsistence reliance on bison as a food source, (2) the importance of tributary alluvial fans proximal to canyon walls in preserving archaeological remains, and (3) the role of the meandering Marias River channel in destroying these deposits over a time period of <100 yr. Sediment deposition by overland flow higher up the canyon walls at the Sparrowhawk site preserves a somewhat older (710--830 yr B.P.) archaeological record suggestive of a broader spectrum of resource (food) processing spatially decoupled from an area of bison kill/death.
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221 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
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228 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), charts ; 24 cm.
  • Editorial: Geomorphometry for geomodeling of natural hazards / Zbigniew Zwoliński & Peter L. Guth
  • Using MLR to model the vertical error distribution of ASTER GDEM V2 data based on ICESat/GLA14 data in the Loess Plateau of China / Zhao, S., Cheng, W., Zhou, C., Liu, H., Su, Q., Shang, S., He, W., Wang, L. & Wu, W.
  • A morphometric analysis of an exceptionally long and complex tunnel valley : a case study of the Byszewo Landform, NW Poland / Adamczyk, A., Wysota, W. & Sobiech, M.
  • Searching for the void : improving cave detection accuracy by multi-faceted geophysical survey reconciled with LiDAR DTM / Kasprzak, M. & Sobczyk, A.
  • Topographic wetness index and terrain ruggedness index in geomorphic characterisation of landslide terrains, on examples from the Sudetes, SW Poland / Różycka, M., Migoń, P. & Michniewics, A.
  • Comparability of cirque size and shape measures between regions and between researchers / Evans, I.S. & Cox, N.J.
  • Analysis of geomorphic changes and quantification of sediment budgets of a small Arctic valley with the application of repeat TLS surveys / Kociuba, W.
  • Evaluation of object-based image analysis for morphostructural subdivision of the Western Carpathians / Bandura, P., Minár, J. Drăgut, L. & Harciníková
  • Assessment of flash floods in a small Mediterranean catchment using terrain analysis and remotely sensed data: a case study in the Torrente Teiro, Liguria, Italy (Turkey) case studies / Scopesi, C., Maerker, M., Bachofer, F., Rellini, I. & Firpo, M.
  • Analysis of slope shape changes through loess slope evolution using an artificial watershed / Li, F., Zhao, M., Tang, G., Zhu, A.-X. & Liu, W.
  • The contribution of geomorphometry to the seabed characterization of tidal inlets (Wadden Sea, Germany) / Mascioli, F., Bremm, G., Bruckert, P., Tants, R., Dirks, H. & Wurpts, A.
  • Automated extraction of hummocks in debris avalanche deposits using DEMs: a case study at Mt. Gassan, northwest Japan / Hayakawa, Y.S., Yoshida, H., Dragut, L. & Oguchi, T.
  • GIS and remote sensing based natural hazard modelling of Kriva River catchment, Republic of Macedonia / Milevski, I., Dragicevic, S. & Radevski, I.
"Geomorphometry is the science of quantitative land-surface analysis and be part of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding natural hazards. It spans the research range from simple land observation to mathematical models of land surfaces. In this geomorphometric context, modelling is used to generate computerized representations of parts of the Earth's surface, based on digital elevation/surface models (DEM/DSM) and additional data and observations. New and improved algorithms for modelling both physico-geographical and geological processes and landforms how they change in space and time are presented in this volume: Data acquisition methods for acquiring high resolution elevation data, at local to regional scales. Novel methods for processing computation of extensive sets of elevation data and the improvement of existing methods. Application paths which present, how different data and methods give a new prompt to the various aspects of monitoring natural processes and modelling of natural hazards"--Back cover.
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ix, 322 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
"Oil and gas fields greater than 500 MMBO equivalent are called giants. They are the world's ultimate prize. Giants drive worldwide economies and human prosperity. Nearly 50 years ago, Michel T. Halbouty encouraged geoscientists to practice Discovery Thinking and study fields that matter most when he initiated the Giant Fields AAPG Memoir series. Previous Giant Fields Memoirs are: Memoir 14, Memoir 30, Memoir 54, and Memoir 78. It is exciting that giant fields are still being found today. The decade 2000-2010 was characterized by the rise of the unconventional plays. These are dominated by large regional accumulations in small microscopic pore throats. In addition to the unconventional accumulations, deep-water accumulations continue to have increasing importance in the global hydrocarbon budget. The editors of this latest Giant Fields volume, R. K. Merrill and C. A. Sternbach, believe that giant fields will continue to be found with renewed technology, new exploration and production concepts, enhanced imaging, and the boldness to explore in deeper water and more remote geography. AAPG Memoir 113 proudly continues the fifth decade of the Giant Fields series" -- Provided by publisher.
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vi, 232 pages : maps (some color), illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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328 pages
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vi, 82 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
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xv, 372 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
  • Linkages and feedbacks in orogenic systems : an introduction / J. Ryan Thigpen, Richard D. Law, Arthur J. Merschat, and Harold H. Stowell
  • Evaluating kinematic displacement rate effects on transient thermal processes in thrust belts using coupled thermomechanical finite-element models / J. Ryan Thigpen, Kyle T. Ashley, and Richard D. Law
  • Techniques for understanding fold-and-thrust belt kinematics and thermal evolution / Nadine McQuarrie and Todd A. Ehlers
  • Basement-cover tectonics, structural inheritance, and deformation migration in the outer parts of orogenic belts : a view from the western Alps / Robert W.H. Butler
  • Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the western Blue Ridge, Southern Appalachians : a critical examination of long-standing conflicts in a polydeformed system / J. Ryan Thigpen and Robert D. Hatcher Jr.
  • Strain gradients in the Day Mountain thrust sheet, Massachusetts USA : implications for deformations during thrusting and strain localization / Paul Karabinos and Elizabeth L. Pierce
  • Synconvergence extension and midcrustal exhumation in the internal Dinarides / Gabriele Casale, Richard Bennett, Darrell Cowan, and Marijana Surkovic
  • How (not) to recognize a midcrustal channel from outcrop patterns / Taija Torvela
  • Quartz inclusions in garnet : time capsules of early mountain building / Kyle T. Ashley, Richard D. Law, Robert J. Bodnar, and Kenneth A. Eriksson
  • Paleoproterozoic to Triassic coastal evolution of the Gyeonggi Massif, Korea : tectonic correlation with the North China craton / Moonsup Cho, Taehwan Kim, Soh-young Yang, and Keewook Yi
  • Temporal and spatial distribution of Paleozoic metamorphism in the southern Appalachian Blue Ridge and Inner Piedmont delimited by ion microprobe U-Pb ages of metamorphic zircon / Arthur J. Merschat, Brendan R. Bream, Matthew T. Huebner, Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., and Calvin E. Miller
  • Thrust loading as a mechanism for crustal recycling : an example from the Swakane Gneiss, Cascades, crystalline core, Washington USA / Matthew Gatewood and Harold H. Stowell
  • Transition from B- to A- type subduction during the closing of the Rheic remnant ocean : new geochronologic and geochemical data marking Acadian-Neoacadian orogenisis and accretion of the Carolina superterrane, southern Appalachians / Matthew T. Huebner and Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.
  • Geologic and kinematic insights from far-traveled horses in the Brevard fault zone, southern Appalachians / Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., Matthew T. Huebner, Justin R. Rehrer, Louis L. Acker, Paul D. Follegar, Angang Liu, and Patricia Lee Goad
  • Late Carboniferous thin-skinned compressional deformation above the SW edge of the East European craton as revealed by reflection seismic and potential field data : correlations with the Variscides and the Appalachians / Piotr Krzywiec, Stanisław Mazur, Łukasz Ga̦gała, Mateusz Kufrasa, Marek Lewandowski, Michał Malinowski, and Vinton Buffenmyer.
"This volume explores linkages between tectonic processes through a series of field-, numerical- and laboratory-based studies, concentrating on feedback mechanisms within ancient and evolving orogens by which individual or linked tectonic processes may influence or predetermine the operation of other processes in space and time"-- Provided by publisher.
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vi, 773 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
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248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
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iv, 147 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Principles of paleoclimatology
  • Principles of paleobiogeography
  • Chronology of the tectonic evolution of the Indian plate
  • Terrestrial tetrapod horizons in India
  • The Permian period: the beginnings of Gondwana sedimentation
  • The Triassic period: Pangean world
  • The Jurassic period: time of the giants
  • The Cretaceous period
  • The paleocene period
  • The Paleocene-Eocene transition: initial collision with Asia
  • The making of the Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau
  • Neogene Siwalik group
  • Evolution of Indian summer monsoons
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References cited.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
iv, 675 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Tectonic evolution, collision, and seismicity of southwest Asia: an introduction / Rasoul Sorkhabi
  • Manuel Berberian: an appreciation and bibliography of his lifelong contribution to geoscience / Rasoul Sorkhabi
  • Part 1. Zagros Orogen and Iranian Plateau
  • Development of geological perceptions and explorations on the Iranian Plateau: from Zoroastrian cosmogony to plate tectonics (ca. 1200 BCE to 1980 CE) / Manuel Berberian
  • Tehran: an earthquake time bomb / Manuel Berberian and Robert S. Yeats
  • Archaeological and architectural evidence of historical seismic activity along the Zāgros Main Recent fault at Borujerd (western Iranian Plateau); the 1316 C.E. earthquake / Manuel Berberian, Mohammad Moqaddas, and Ahmad Kabiri
  • Kinematics of the Great Kavir fault inferred from a structural analysis of the Pees Kuh Complex, Jandaq area, central Iran / Sasan Bagheri, Razieh Madhanifard, and Foruzan Zahabi
  • Mid-ocean-ridge to suprasubduction geochemical transition in the hypabyssal and extrusive sequences of major Upper Cretaceous ophiolites of Iran / Morteza Khalatbari Jafari, Hassan A. Babaie, and Mohammad Elyas Moslempour
  • The geodynamic significance of the correlation of the Khoy ophiolites in northwest Iran with ophiolites in southeast Turkey / Morteza Khalatbari Jafari and Hassan A. Babaie
  • Tectono-stratigraphic evidence for the opening and closure of the Neotethys Ocean in the southern Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, Iran / Mohammad Reza Sheikholeslami
  • The lower-middle Cambrian transition and the Sauk I-II unconformable boundary in Iran, a record of late early Cambrian global Hawke Bay regression / Yaghoob Lasemi and Hadi Amin-Rasouli
  • Biostratigraphy of acritarchs and chitinozoans in Ordovician strata from the Fazel Abad area, southeastern Caspian Sea, Alborz Mountains, northern Iran: stratigraphic and paleographic implications / Mohammad Ghavidel-Syooki
  • Controls on the sequence stratigraphic architecture of the Neogene Zagros foreland basin / Mortaza Pirouz, Guy Simpson, Sebastien Castelltort, Georges Gorin, and Abbas Bahroudi
  • Size distribution and controls of landslides in the Zagros mountain belt (Iran) / Neda Ghazipour and Guy Simpson
  • Part 2. The Caucasus Region and Anatolia
  • Aspects of the seismotectonics of Armenia: new data and reanalysis / Arkadi Karakhanyan, A. Arakelyan, A. Avagyan, and T. Sadoyan
  • Archaeoseismological studies at the Pambak-Sevan-Syunik fault system, Armenia / Arkadi Karakhanyan, R. Badalyan, A. Harutyunian, A. Avagyan, H. Philip, V. Davtyan, G. Alaverdyan, K. Makaryan, and M. Martirosyan
  • Tethyan evolution and continental collision in Georgia / Shota Adamia, A. Chabukiani, T. Chkotua, O. Enukidze, N. Sadradze, and G. Zakariadze
  • Postcollisional tectonics and seismicity of Georgia / Shota Adamia, V. Alania, N. Tsereteli, O. Varazanashvili, N. Sadradze, N. Lursmanashvili, and A. Gventsadze
  • The evolution of the Intra-Pontide suture: implications of the discovery of late Cretaceous-early Tertiary mélanges / Kenan Akbayram, A.M. Celâl Şengör, and Ercan Özcan
  • New synthesis of the Izmir-Ankara-Erzincan suture zone and the Ankara mélange in northern Anatolia based on new geochemcial and geochronological constraints / Ender Sarıfakıoğlu, Yildirim Dilek, and Mustafa Sevin.
"This volume, published in honor of Manuel Berberian, brings together a wealth of new data, analyses, and frontier research on the geologic evolution, collisional tectonics, active deformation, and historical and modern seismicity of key areas in southwest Asia"--Provided by publisher.
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iv, 113 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm + 1 folded map.
  • Arcs
  • Slab failure
  • Peninsular Ranges Batholith: Setting, geochemistry, and proof of concept
  • Sierra Nevada batholith
  • Idaho-Montana
  • Cascades–Coast plutonic complex
  • Salinia
  • Mid-Cretaceous Oregonian event
  • Cordilleran ribbon continent and westerly subduction
  • Cordilleran fold-and-thrust belt
  • Sevier fold-and-thrust belt
  • Sevier hinterland
  • Plutons of the Sevier event
  • Laramide event --Thick-skinned deformation
  • Laramide orogenic hinterland
  • Involvement of subcontinental lithospheric mantle?
  • Crustal input: Fact or fiction?
  • Depth of melting and interactions with lithospheric mantle --Zoned intrusive complexes and the absence of crustal input
  • Granodiorites from the mantle?
  • Slab window magmatism and adakites
  • Origin of Archean TTG suites
  • Formation and growth of continental crust
  • Mineralization.
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xii, 143 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portrait ; 28 cm.
  • Preface
  • Abstract
  • Introduction and background. Basic geology. Geologic framework ; Geologic structure ; Formation of black shale ; Marcellus boundaries
  • Petroleum and natural gas formation. Conventional resources ; Unconventional resources
  • The history of U.S. shale gas studies. Eastern Gas Shales Project. Field processing of shale core ; Laboratory processing ; EGSP cores
  • Institute of Gas Technology tight gas research. Contributions of Phil Randolph ; IGT core analysis of shale ; IGT core analysis results and discussion ; Advances in shale core analysis technology
  • The demise of unconventional gas research programs
  • Production of Marcellus Shale gas. Background. Drilling ; Drill rigs ; Well casing and groundwater protection ; Borehole cement
  • Hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing chemicals ; The hydraulic fracturing process
  • Produced fluids. Naturally occurring radioactive material
  • Natural fractures and emerging technologies
  • Shale gas resources. Resource assessment ; Other shales
  • Resource development. Social license ; International resources
  • Risks to the environment. Sources of risk
  • Environmental concerns. Peer-review process ; Common concerns
  • Shale gas impacts. Risk assessment ; Historical data
  • Hydraulic fracturing chemicals. The "Halliburton loophole" ; Hydraulic fracturing and aquifers
  • Land and watershed impacts
  • Contaminant hydrology. Common contaminants ; Other sources of contaminants
  • Water availability
  • Other issues. Induced seismicity ; Fugitive emissions ; Abandoned wells ; Silica dust ; Economics ; Social issues
  • Questions and investigations. Improved understanding of environmental impacts. Fate of injected frac water ; High TDS in produced brine ; Stray gas in groundwater ; Watershed management practices and drilling ; Leaching of black shale cuttings and other solid waste ; Fate and transport of frac chemicals
  • Production engineering research
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration. Geologic storage in shale ; Storage risk assessment
  • New uses for natural gas. Transportation fuel ; Electric power generation
  • Summary and conclusions.
"This book examines the production technology, history, and potential environmental impacts of shale gas development"-- Provided by publisher.
"New technology has opened vast reserves of "unconventional" natural gas and oil from shales like the Marcellus in the Appalachian Basin, making the United States essentially energy independent for the first time in decades. Shale gas had its origins in the oil embargos and energy crises of the 1970s, which led to government research to increase domestic energy supplies. The first large-scale shale gas production was successful on the Barnett Shale in Texas in the late 1990s, followed a few years later by the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. Shale gas has changed thinking about fossil energy supplies worldwide, but the development of these resources has been controversial. Activists have made claims that hydraulic fracturing may contribute to climate change, threaten groundwater resources, and pose risks to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and human health. This volume explores the geology, history, technology, and potential environmental impacts of Marcellus Shale gas resources." -- Publisher's description
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