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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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LATE QUATERNARY CRUSTAL DEFORMATION AT THE APEX OF THE MOUNT MCKINLEY RESTRAINING BEND OF THE DENALI FAULT, ALASKA, Corey A. Burkett

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PALEOSEISMIC AND STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE HINES CREEK FAULT: DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, ALASKA, Sara E. Federschmidt

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A Petrographic Characterization of the Leatherwood Coal Bed in Eastern Kentucky, Michelle N. Johnston

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AGE OF THE WALDEN CREEK GROUP, WESTERN BLUE RIDGE PROVINCE: RESOLVING A DECADES-OLD CONTROVERSY VIA DETRITAL MINERAL GEOCHRONOLOGY AND SEDIMENTARY PROVENANCE ANALYSIS, Evan A. Kelly

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THE NATURE AND ORIGIN OF CYCLICITY IN THE CLEVELAND MEMBER OF THE OHIO SHALE (UPPER DEVONIAN), NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY, U.S.A., Alice C. O'Bryan

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SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY OF EARTHQUAKE HAZARD MITIGATION IN THE NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE, Alice M. Orton

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APPLICATION OF THE KALMAN FILTER ON FULL TENSOR GRAVITY GRADIOMETRY DATA AROUND THE VINTON SALT DOME, LOUISIANA, Mahnaz Sepehrmanesh

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GEOLOGY OF THE WEST HALF OF THE COVE CREEK GAP QUADRANGLE AND ADJACENT AREAS, WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: INSIGHTS INTO EASTERN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS TECTONOMETAMORPHISM, Daniel F. Spaulding

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Determining Hillslope Diffusion Rates in a Boreal Forest: Quaternary Fluvial Terraces in the Nenana River Valley, Central Alaska Range, Laurel Anne Walker

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Holocene Sedimentary Responses to Growth Faulting in a Back-Barrier Setting: East Matagorda Peninsula, Texas, Phillip Wolfe

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TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MACONDO 252 SIGNATURES IN GULF OF MEXICO SHELF AND SLOPE SEDIMENTS, Olivia P. Woodruff

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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SHEAR-WAVE IMAGING AND BIREFRINGENCE IN A COMPLEX NEAR-SURFACE GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT, Ali Z. Almayahi

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DISTRIBUTION AND IMPACTS OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS IN LOUISIANA TIDAL MARSH SEDIMENTS FOLLOWING THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL, Rachel S. Hatch

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THERMOBAROMETRY OF METAMORPHOSED PSEUDOTACHYLYTE AND DETERMINATION OF SEISMIC RUPTURE DEPTH DURING DEVONIAN CALEDONIAN EXTENSION, NORTH NORWAY, Susan E. Leib

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MODELING OF CO2-WATER-ROCK INTERACTIONS IN A MISSISSIPPIAN SANDSTONE RESERVOIR OF KENTUCKY, Anne M. Schumacher

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SPATIO-TEMPORAL VARIABILITY IN GROUNDWATER DISCHARGE AND CONTAMINANT FLUXES ALONG A CHANNELIZED STREAM IN WESTERN KENTUCKY, Ganesh N. Tripathi

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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GEOLOGY OF THE EAU CLAIRE FORMATION AND CONASAUGA GROUP IN PART OF KENTUCKY AND ANALYSIS OF THEIR SUITABILITY AS CAPROCKS FOR DEEPER CO2 SEQUESTRATION, Ralph E. Bandy III

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INTEGRATED GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION OF KARST FEATURES – INNER BLUEGRASS REGION OF KENTUCKY, Jamin C. Frommel

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THE EVOLUTION OF GRENVILLE BASEMENT IN THE EASTERN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS; CONSTRAINTS FROM U-PB ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY, WHOLE ROCK SM-ND, AND FELDSPAR PB GEOCHEMISTRY, Ryan Joel Quinn

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GEOTHERMOBAROMETRIC ANALYSIS AND TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE LIVERPOOL LAND ECLOGITES, EAST GREENLAND CALEDONIDES, Gabriel E. RiCharde

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SH-WAVE REFRACTION AND REFLECTION INVESTIGATION OF QUATERNARY GEOLOGY―CENTRAL UNITED STATES SEISMIC OBSERVATORY, Carrington L. Wright

Dissertations from 2011

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PETROLOGIC, GEOCHEMICAL, AND GEOCHRONOLOGIC CONSTRAINTS ON THE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN OROGEN, BLUE RIDGE PROVINCE OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, Eric Douglas Anderson

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FATE OF STABLE ISOTOPE LABEL DURING PREDATION OF 15N-TAGGED WILD-TYPE ESCHERICHIA COLI BY PROTOZOA, Ashley M. Barton

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LOCATING HOT SPOTS OF FECAL POLLUTION IN AN URBAN WATERSHED OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY USING BACTEROIDES 16S rRNA MARKERS, Tricia L. Coakley

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ARSENIC HETEROGENEITY IN AQUIFER SEDIMENTS FROM WEST BENGAL, INDIA, Emily Eastridge