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Theses from 2024

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PLANT WATER UPTAKE STRATEGIES IN AN URBAN GREEN LANDSCAPE, Erica G. Almance

Theses from 2022

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BOUNDARY CONDITIONS FOR A LATE TRIASSIC CLIMATE SIMULATION USING CESM1.2-SOM, James Alden Breen

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NANOPETROPHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE UPPER MANCOS SHALE IN THE SAN JUAN BASIN, NEW MEXICO, U.S.A., Ann Kiat Gan

Theses from 2021

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Petrophysical Studies of Well Cuttings from a Continues Geological Profile in Hockley County, Texas, Tristan N. Tom

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THE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS URBAN HEAT ISLAND MAGNITUDE AND ITS RELATION TO SEVERE AND EXTREME DROUGHT, Linnea Clarke Standard

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THE MICROFOSSIL ASSOCIATION OF THE UPPER PART OF THE SALESVILLE FORMATION (LOWER MISSOURIAN, PENNSYLVANIAN) NEAR MINERAL WELLS, NORTH-CENTRAL TEXAS, Billy Allen Williams

Theses from 2020

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RECOMPILATION OF LITHOLOGICAL PROXIES ACROSS THE PERMIAN-TRIASSIC BOUNDARY, Heather Nicole Brauer

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Stable isotope composition of surface water across central Mexico, Jordan Foote

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NANO-PETROPHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE OIL WINDOW OF EAGLE FORD SHALE FROM SOUTHWESTERN TO CENTRAL TEXAS, U.S.A., Chad Larsen

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Facies-Based and Anhydrite-Controlled Petrophysical Properties of the upper Clear Fork Formation in the Permian Basin in West Texas, USA, Cody A. Line

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GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL FLOODING FROM STORM SURGE AND SEA-LEVEL CHANGE ON THE TEXAS COAST BY 2100, Gennadii Prykhodko

Theses from 2019

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Laboratory-Scale Petrophysical Evaluation of Lithofacies Effect on Reservoir & Source Quality and Core-Calibrated Well Log Analysis in Pennsylvanian-Permian Wolfcamp-Spraberry Intervals, Midland Basin, Texas, USA, Samuel John Becker

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Nanopetrophysical Characterization of the Wolfcamp A Shale Formation in the Permian Basin of Southeastern New Mexico, U.S.A., Ryan Z. Jones

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Nano-petrophysical study of the Dean, Wolfcamp, and Canyon formations of the Midland Basin, Texas, USA., Benton M. Mowrey

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NANO-PETROPHYSICS OF AVALON SHALE OF THE DELAWARE BASIN OF WEST TEXAS & SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO, Arinze Collins Adon

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History-matching and Forecasting of Three Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs Using Decline Analyses and Type Curves, Hammad Ahmed

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Climate Change of the South Polar Region in response to topographic and cryospheric forcings during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, Mikaela Brown

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Nano-Petrophysical Properties of the Bone Spring and the Wolfcamp Formation in the Delaware Basin, New Mexico, USA., Ashley Chang

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Nano-petrophysics of the Marcellus Formation in Pennsylvania, USA, Christina Marie Munoz

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NANO-PETROPHYSICS OF THE DEAN, SPRABERRY, AND WOLFCAMP FORMATIONS OF THE MIDLAND BASIN, Nabil Mzee

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Observations on the magnetic iron oxide content of particulate matter in the Sahel, Kimberly Belle Tidd

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Characterizing the nature of the sub-continental lithospheric mantle beneath Prindle volcano, Yukon-Tanana Upland, Alaska, Ian Allen Ussery

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Nano-petrophysics study of Haynesville Shale, East Texas, USA, Qiming Wang

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SENSITIVITY OF OXYGEN MINIMUM ZONES DUE TO CARBON DIOXIDE RADIATIVE FORCING USING CESM 1.2, Kristina K. Wolfe

Theses from 2018

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Simulation Of Climate Across the Permian-Triassic Boundary with a Focus on Phytogeographical Data Analysis, Mitali Dinesh Gautam

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Geochemical Evolution of the Iron Ore Group -- A Mid-Archean Greenstone Belt of the Eastern Indian Craton, Jordan Kent Wright

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Middle Permian (Late Guadalupian) back-reef carbonate of Panther Canyon, Apache Mountains, Trans-Pecos Texas, Joshua Caleb Moore

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FRACTURE DENSITY AND BRITTLENESS OF THE MESOZOIC FORMATIONS EXPOSED ON THE CANADIAN ESCARPMENT OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO, Scott Alexander Moore

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LINKING PETROPHYSICAL AND GEOMECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION TO PRODUCTION BEHAVIOR IN THE HAYNESVILLE SHALE, Silas O'Silas

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Seismic Analysis and Petrophysical Evaluation of the Pennsylvanian Rasberry Reef Phylloid Algal Carbonate Mounds in the Knox-Baylor Trough, Knox County, Texas, William Hoffman

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ANALYSIS OF PARASEQUENCES WITH PALEO-GEOGRAPHICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MIOCENE RESERVOIRS OF THE MAIN PASS REGION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, John Walker O'Donnell

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A comparison of reservoir gas energy and composition with respect to initial oil production in the San Andres Formation of Shafter Lake Field, Andrews County, Texas, Jacob Ross Smith

Theses from 2017

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Mapping Structural Deformation Associated with the Formation of the Blue Ridge Salt Dome, Mason Phillip Bonner

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Nano-scale Petrophysical Studies of The Gothic Shale Interval in the Paradox Basin, Colorado, U.S.A., Marvin L. Dunbar

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An Integrated Evaluation Of Potential Petroleum Systems Of The Southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia, James E. Hobbs

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Nanopetrophysics Characterization of the Mancos Shale Formation in the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico, U.S.A., Richard Kalteyer

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CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOPETROPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MANCOS “B”/ PRAIRIE CANYON MEMBER OF THE MANCOS SHALE, RIO BLANCO, COLORADO, Scott Brian Leaseburge

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GLOBAL MARINE CARBON EXPORT PRODUCTION DURING EOCENE HYPERTHERMAL EVENTS, Angela Ruth Lewis

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Petrophysical Characterization of the Jo Mill Submarine Fan Complex, Spraberry Trend, Midland Basin, Texas, Benjamin Frederic Rogers

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PETROPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE WOODFORD FORMATION IN THE ARDMORE BASIN IN OKLAHOMA, U.S.A, Benjamin Ryan

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Coupled Geochemical and Nano-Petrophysical Study of the Utica Play, Appalachian Basin, Ohio, U.S.A., Dillon Worley

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MAGNESIUM ISOTOPE INVESTIGATION OF STROMATOLITIC KNOBS IN STORR’S LAKE, SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ORGANOMINERALIZATION AND LAMINAE FORMATION, Zijian Li

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Enrichment of Volcanogenic Trace Elements in a Continuous Subsurface Eagle Ford Core in South Texas and the Origin of The Oceanic Anoxic Event II at The Cenomanian-Turonian (C/T) Boundary, Daniel Valencia

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NANO-PETROPHYSICS OF THE HYBRID SHALE-OIL BONE SPRING FORMATION, LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, Jordan Bevers

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A MEGABRECCIA WITH ASSOCIATED STRATIGRAPHY OF THE CHERRY CANYON AND BELL CANYON FORMATIONS TRANSITION (GUADALUPIAN, MIDDLE PERMIAN), SOUTHERN DELAWARE MOUNTAINS, WEST TEXAS, Johnathon Lee Bogacz

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IMPROVING REGIONAL HYDROLOGY FORECASTING FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS REGION UTILIZING CONDITIONAL ENSEMBLE STREAMFLOW AND HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL CONDITION PREDICTIONS WITH ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK MODELING, Tyler Fincannon

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PETROGRAPHY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF CONTINENTAL CARBONATES IN SOUTH TEXAS: IMPLICATIONS FOR OLIGOCENE-MIOCENE PALEOCLIMATE AND PALEOENVIRONMENT NEAR SEA LEVEL, Conan Ray Godfrey

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Petrophysical Properties of the Yeso, Abo and Cisco Formations in the Permian Basin in New Mexico, U.S.A., Griffin Mann

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GEOCHEMICAL AND PETROPHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HORN RIVER FORMATION: BRITISH COLUMBIA, CA, Joseph Anthony Sortore

Theses from 2016

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EXPERIMENTAL CONSTRAINTS ON THE MICROMECHANICS OF BRITTLE FRAGMENTATION DURING EARTHQUAKE RUPTURE, Troy J. Barber

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Coupled Geochemical and Nano-Petrophysical Study of the Spraberry-Wolfcamp Trend; West Texas, U.S.A., Ryan P. Quintero

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Nanopetrophysics of the Niobrara Formation in Berthoud State #3 Well, Rafael Roberto Villegas

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Geomechanical Analysis of Rock Brittleness with Comparisons to the Mineralogical Brittleness Index, Derek Bammel

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⁸⁷Sr/⁸⁶Sr AS A POTENTIAL FINGERPRINT FOR DETERMINING THE PROVENANCE OF TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS ASSOCIATED WITH HYDRAULIC FRACTURING ACTIVITIES IN THE BARNETT SHALE, TEXAS, Richard Brian Goldberg

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The Characterization of Friable Surface Deposits Across North Africa Utilizing Computer Controlled Scanning Electron Microscopy (CCSEM), Zachary Edward Sutton

Theses from 2015

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NO MAJOR CHANGES ON PALEOCLIMATE AND PALEOENVIRONMENT ACROSS THE EOCENE–OLIGOCENE TRANSITION IN THE CENTRAL ROCKY MOUNTAINS, Sara Ayyash

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Regional Stratigraphy of the Marble Falls Formation and Underlying Late Mississippian to Early Pennsylvanian Deposits, Fort Worth Basin, North-Central Texas, USA, Beau Daniel Berend

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FLUID UPTAKE OF THE GODDARD SHALE IN SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA, USA, Paul Huggins

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Characterization of the Constituent Mineral Components of North African Surface Dust Samples Utilizing Computer Controlled Scanning Electron Microscopy (CCSEM), Zakariah Edward Sabatka

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Interpreting unique colloidal response of TiO2 nanomaterials to controlled sonication for understanding their assembly configuration, Siyang Wu

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Nanopetrophysics Characterization Of The Bakken Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA, Joseph Ikechukwu Anyanwu

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Multiple Approaches To Characterizing Pore Structure For A Range Of Sandstones Samples, Samson Sunday Arawole

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Nano-petrophysics Study Of The Three Forks Formation In The Williston Basin, North Dakota, U.S.A., Daniel Samuel Baah

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Trends In Seasonal Climate Variance In The Subtropical Reservoir Joe Pool Lake, Texas: Implications Dissolved Oxygen And Nutrient Distribution, Rebekah Ball

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Constraining The Near Tip Stresses Around Propagating Earthquake Ruptures: Frictional Response And Off Fault Tensile Crack Development, Monica Barbery

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The Role Of Remnant Native Vegetation And Management Strategies In The Reclamation Of Native Prairie Plant Communities, Heather Bass

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Sandstone Injectites Record Pre-, Syn-, And Post-folding Deformation At Sheep Mountain Anticline, Wyoming, Jennifer Beyer

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Equatorial Pacific Export Production And Carbonate Accumulation Over The Middle Miocene Climate Transition, Samantha Cassie Carter

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Nucleation Of Thrust Faults Due To Heterogeneous Bedding Plane Slip: Evidence From An Ohio Coal Mine, Ciel Elizalde

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Computer Models Of A Basement Involved Fault Propagation Fold During The Laramide Orogeny Around Las Vegas, New Mexico, Jerry Timothy Ford

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A Geomechanical Approach To Evaluate Brittleness Using Well Logs: Mississippian Limestone, Northern Oklahoma, James Martin

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The Variance Of Methane Adsorption And Its Relation To Thermal Maturity In The Marcellus Shale, Alexander Addison Miller

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A Geomechanical Equation For Fracture Density/brittleness And Comparisons With A Mineralogical Brittleness Index, Louis Brett Zastoupil

Theses from 2014

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Chemostratigraphy Of The Austin Chalk And Upper Eagle Ford Shale, Zain Abdi

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The Subsidence Evolution Of The Fort Worth Basin In North Central Texas, U.S.A., Ohood Bader Al Salem

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A Tectonic Reconstruction Of Accreted Terranes Along The Paleo-Pacific Margin Of Gondwana, Brandon Bammel

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Petroleum Geology Of The Leonardian Age, Harkey Mills Sandstone: A New Horizontal Target In The Permian Bone Spring Formation, Eddy And Lea Counties, Southeast New Mexico, Marshall Dewayne Davis

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Characterization Of Exogeous Particale Content: Of Canine Tissue Urban Vs. Rural Inhalation Exposures, Jamell Kennedy

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Constraining The Provenance Of Middle Cenozoic Fluvial Sandstone In The Central Rocky Mountains Using Detrital Zircon U-pb Geochronology And Sandstone Petrography, Alex Leigh Mankin

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Geochemical Analysis Of The Woodford Shale, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, Karen McCreight

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Depositional Facies And Reservoir Analysis Of The Tyler Formation In The Central Williston Basin, North Dakota, Paul David Monahan

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Chemostratigraphy Of The Late Cretaceous Eagle Ford Group, South Texas, Robert Francis Nikirk

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Foraminifers Of The Clarita Formation (Wenlock, Silurian), From The Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, Melinda Parker

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The Effect Of Freshwater Input On δ18o Distribution At The Younger Dryas, Anand Soni

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Geochemistry Of The Haynesville Formation Using The Carthage Core In Panola County, Texas, Lauren A. Woolston

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Well Log And Core-derived Reservoir Properties Of Barnett Shale Of Fort Worth Basin, Melanie Dawn Ybarra

Theses from 2013

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Major, Minor And Trace Element Geochemistry Of The Eagle Ford Formation, South Texas, Shariva T.R. Darmaoen

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Chemostratigraphy Of The Upper Cretaceous From Central And South Texas With Focus On The Eagle Ford Group, Brett Huffman

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Chemostratigraphy And Paleoenvironment Of The Haynesville Formation, Harrison County, Texas, Nidal R. Jabri

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Predicting Esherichia coli Levels In The Trinity River For Issuing Contact Recreation Warnings In The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Angela Jo Kilpatrick

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Predicting Fracture Density In The Eagle Ford (Boquillas) Formation, Val Verde Basin, Texas, Sean Kimiagar

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A Model Of Short Term Surface Deformation Of Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat Constrained By GPS Geodesy, Erin Elizabeth McPherson

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Chemostratigraphy Of The Mississippian-age Barnett Formation, Fort Worth Basin, Wise County, Texas USA, Chizoba Charity Nsianya

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Effect Of Oil Viscosity Change On Oil Production: CO₂ Enhanced Oil Recovery In The Permian Basin And Potential In The Gabon Basin, Christel Simon Obame Bivegue

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Timing, Provenance, And Paleoclimate Implications Of The Cenozoic Eolian Deposition In The Central Rocky Mountains, USA, Jillian Rowley

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Fracture Density Of Units In The Brushy Canyon Formation, Whitehorse Group And Winchell Formation Of The Permian Basin., Skyler Smith

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Morphology, Mechanisms, And Processes For The Formation Of A Non-bifurcating Fluvial-deltaic Channel Prograding Into Grapevine Reservoir, Texas, Gary D. Tomanka

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Reducing Pb Bioaccessibility In Soil Through The Addition Of Apatite II, Zachary Robert Tondre

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Depositional Environments, Diagenesis, And Reservoir Delineation Of The FCU 1947 Upper Clear Fork Cored Interval - An SEM Image Analysis Approach To Pore System Characterization, Tore Ray Wiksveen

Theses from 2012

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Predicting The Ancient Occurrence Of Coal Deposits Using Paleoclimate Modelling, Mandi Beck