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Geological Sciences Theses and Dissertations Index : 1997-2000

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The Master's Theses and PhD Dissertations shown in this table were completed at the University of Texas in the field of Geological Sciences. The list covers the years 1997-2000 and includes links to available master's abstracts. For copyright reasons, PhD abstracts are not included here. Dissertation abstracts may be found in Dissertations and Theses: Full Text.

Last Name Title Year Type Supervisors
Akbar Three-dimensional prestack plane-wave Kirchhoff depth migration in laterally varying media 1997 PhD Stoffa
Akyurek Petrophysical and geological characterization of dolomitized carbonate ramp reservoirs : Seminole San Andres Unit well 5309, Gaines County, West Texas 1999 MS Fisher
Aljuhani Data integration for reservoir characterization : a central Arabian oil field 1999 PhD Backus
Allen Hydrogeology of the lower Cretaceous Edwards and Trinity Group formations near Junction (Kimble County) Texas 1997 MA Wilson
Aranda Evolution of neogene contractional growth structures : southern Gulf of Mexico 1999 MS Marrett
Ariza High-resolution sequence stratigraphy of the Leonardian Lower Clear Fork Group in the Permian Basin, West Texas 1998 MS Fisher
Babb Tectonics and sedimentation of the Gulf of Paria and Northern Basin, Trinidad 1997 PhD Buffler
Balinsky Revision of the Pleistocene to Holocene Wilson-Leonard microvertebrate fauna and its paleoenvironmental significance 1997 MA Lundelius
Barker Tectonic evolution of Bransfield Strait, West Antarctica 1997 PhD Dalziel
Bartelmann Spatial and temporal variability in soil moisture on a hill- slope : Rattlesnake Hill, Austin, TX 1997 MS Cloos
Beall Wolfcampian (lower Permian) platform and basin carbonates : Hueco Mountains and Midland Basin, West Texas 1999 MS Kirkland
Bené Non-Darcy flow through porous media 2000 MS Sharp
Boghici Hydrogeological investigations, Diamond Y Springs, Pecos County, Texas 1997 MA Sharp
Bradley 3D seismic stratigraphic analysis of South Timbalier, block 54, Gulf of Mexico 2000 MS Fisher
Brochu Phylogenetic systematics and taxonomy of Crocodylia 1997 PhD Rowe
Buck Interpretation of high-resolution sequence stratigraphy and foraminiferal analysis on the New Jersey outer continental shelf : implications for latest Pleistocene-Holocene sea level fluctuations 1997 MA Galloway
Calderon Artificial neural systems for interpretation and inversion of seismic data 1997 PhD Sen
Camerlo Geometric and kinematic evolution of detachment folds, Monterrey Salient, Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico 1998 MS Marrett
Carbón Facies architecture of Miocene fluvial-deltaic reservoirs in central Orinoco Belt (Eastern Venezuela Basin) 2000 MS Fisher
Castellana Age and origin of the Coronel João Sá Pluton, Bahia, Brazil 1998 MS Long
Castillo Guadalupe Formation, Cusiana field, Llanos Foothills of Colombia : a sandstone-dominated unit deposited in a shelf system with tidal current influence 2000 MS Fisher
Christoffel Mesoproterozoic tectonothermal development of southwestern Sweden : new age constraints using field relationships and U-Pb geochronology 1997 MS Connelly
Clark Along-strike variation of a non-volcanic rifted margin : a concurrent MCS and OBS investigation of Galicia Bank and the Iberia Abyssal Plain 1999 MS Stoffa
Colbert Patterns of evolution and variation in the Tapiroidea (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) 1999 PhD Rowe
Coskun Seismic stratigraphic analysis of the northern part of the Pattani Basin, Gulf of Thailand 1998 MS Fisher
Courme Forward seismic modeling of a shelf-to-slope carbonate depositional setting : from outcrop data, the Abo Formation of Apache Canyon, West Texas, and comparison to its subsurface equivalent, Kingdom Abo Field, Midland Basin 1999 MS Fisher
Cowley Oligocene to recent stratigraphic and tectonic history of the Central Solomon intra-arc basin as determined from marine seismic and onshore geology 1998 MS Galloway
Cruz Study of Albian carbonate analogs : Cedar Park Quarry, Texas, USA, and Santos Basin Reservoirs, southeast offshore of Brazil 1997 PhD Fisher
Dai Integrated reservoir characterization of Sun oil and gas field, South Texas 2000 PhD Fisher
Darling Delineation of the ground-water flow systems of the Eagle Flat and Red Light Basins of the Trans-Pecos Texas 1997 PhD Sharp
Devereax A study of surface soil moisture variability within remote-sensing footprints 1998 MS Famiglietti
Díaz Architecture of a shore-zone reservoir system in Barúa field, Maracaibo Basin western Venezuela 1998 MS Tyler
Edgerton Geologic models of sediment-buffered hydrothermal vents : a case study of the red dog Zn-Pb-Ag orebody, western Brooks Range, Alaska 1997 PhD Kyle
Fang Biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Yegua Formation, Houston salt embayment, northern Gulf of Mexico 2000 PhD Galloway
Faulkenberry Sedimentology and depositional history of the Miocene Gila Group in the Mimbres Basin, Grant County, New Mexico 1999 MS Buffler
Fenstemaker Density-driven free convection across low permeability strata, South Texas example 2000 MS Sharp
Fimlay Seismic interpretation of shore zone-inner shelf deposits in Corpus Christi Bay, South Texas 2000 MS Fisher
Fitchen Lower permian sequence stratigraphy of the western Delaware Basin margin, Sierra Diablo, West Texas 1997 PhD Buffler
Gordon The effect of relative sea level change on the development of phylloid algal bioherms, laborcita formation (lower permian), Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico 1997 MA Kirkland
Gournay Phylloid algal bioherms and ooid grainstones : characterization of reservoir facies utilizing subsurface data from the Aneth Platform and outcrop data along the San Juan River, Paradox Basin, southeastern Utah 1999 PhD Kirkland
Graham Continental river routing for fully coupled climate system models 2000 PhD Famiglietti
Grimes The Grenville orogeny in West Texas : structure, kinematics, metamorphism and depositional environment of the Carrizo Mountain Group 1999 PhD Mosher
Guzman Miocene stratigraphy and depositional framework of northeastern Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela : implications for reservoir heterogeneity prediction in tectonically-active settings 1999 PhD Fisher
Halihan Permeability structure in fractured aquifers 2000 PhD Sharp
Hamlin Syn-orogenic slope and basin depositional systems, Ozona sandstone, Val Verde Basin, southwest Texas 1999 PhD Galloway
Harrison Hydrothermal alteration and fluid evolution of the Grasberg porphyry Cu-Au deposit, Irian Jaya, Indonesia 1999 MS Kyle
Henning Post-stack migration velocity analysis of three-dimensional seismic reflection data 1997 MA Shipley
Hernandez Interpretation and distribution of depositional systems : Oligocene Frio Depisode in the subsurface of Burgos Basin, Northeastern Mexico 2000 MS Galloway
Hicks Depositional environments and diagenesis of the early Cretaceous Cox Sandstone, Finlay Mountains, Trans-Pecos, Texas 1997 MA McBride
Hirsch Quantitative studies of porphyroblastic textures 2000 PhD Carlson
Hoffman Evidence for Milankovitch orbital forcing in the Cretaceous upper Glen Rose Formation of the East Texas Basin and the Fort Terrett Formation of the Central Texas platform 2000 PhD Kirkland
Hoh Deformational history of the Valley Spring Domain in the Northeastern Llano Uplift, Devils [sic] Waterhole, Inks Lake State Park, Burnet County, Texas 2000 MS Mosher
Hudgeons Petrology and geochemistry of the Marquez Shale septarian concretions, Bastrop County, Texas 1999 MS McBride
Hunt Mesoproterozoic structural evolution and lithologic investigation of the Western Llano Uplift, Mason County, Central Texas 2000 MS Mosher
Hutchings Sequence stratigraphy of the Permian Delaware Mountain Group, basin-floor setting, Delaware Basin, West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico : application of stacking pattern analysis 2000 MS Fisher
Jaimes Multicomponent seismology : basic concepts and applications 2000 MA Fisher
Jiménez Structural styles of the Andean foothills, Putumayo Basin, Colombia 1997 MS Marrett
John Stratigraphic correlation of the Entrada Formation in Northeast Arizona with emphasis on relative timing of Todilto Formation deposition 2000 MS Kirkland
Johnson The role of the ocean in the planetary angular momentum budget 1998 PhD Wilson
Kempter Geologic evolution of the Rincón de la Vieja volcanic complex, northwestern Costa Rica 1997 PhD Barker
Khorzad Land subsidence along the Texas Gulf Coast due to oil and gas withdrawal 2000 MS Sharp
Kilic Applying artificial neural network technology in reservoir characterization studies 1998 MS Fisher
Kim Natural gas ultimate recovery growth modeling by plays in the Gulf Coast basin 1998 PhD Fisher
Knox Cyclicity and reservoir quality variations in the Blair and Rock Springs formations, Rock Springs uplift, southwest Wyoming 1997 MA McBride
Könnecke Early development of the Southern Kerguelen Plateau (Indian Ocean) from ocean bottom seismograph and multichannel seismic reflection data 1997 MS Coffin
Kong Continental margin deformation analysis and reconstruction : evolution of the East China Sea basin and adjacent plate interaction 1998 PhD Dalziel
Lambert Subsurface meso-scale structural geology of the Kucing Liar and Amole Drifts and petrology of the heavy sulfide zone, South Grasberg Igneous Complex, Irian Jaya, Indonesia 2000 MS Cloos
Landrum Hydrogeologic properties of fracture skins and their effects on radionuclide transport 2000 MS Sharp
Leon Rodriguez Seismic and geological characterization of the Middle Eocene Misoa Formation, Centro Lago Field, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela 1997 MA Tyler
Li, N. Depositional controls and genesis of the Jinding sandstone-hosted Zn-Pb deposit, Yunnan Province, Southwest China 1998 PhD Kyle
Lindsay Controlled fracture study of geologic materials 2000 MS Sharp
Liu Post mid-Cretaceous sequence stratigraphy and depositional history of northeastern Gulf of Mexico 2000 PhD Buffler
Lobo Fractured reservoirs : concepts and case studies 2000 MA Fisher
Luck Structural geology of the Grasberg Lime Quarry and Amole Drift : implications for emplacement of the Grasberg Igneous Complex, Irian Jaya, Indonesia 1999 MS Cloos
Luhurbudi Processing a high resolution 3D survey of the shallow subsurface on the continental shelf of New Jersey 1997 MA Stoffa
Lundquist Foraminiferal biostratigraphic and paleoceanographic analysis of the Eagle Ford, Austin, and Lower Taylor groups (Middle Cenomanian through Lower Campanian) of central Texas 2000 PhD Kirkland
Lundy Seismic coupling along the New Hebrides trench 1998 MS Grand
Mace Ground-water flow and solute transport in a fractured chalk outcrop, North-Central Texas 1998 PhD Sharp
McKenna Geologic and hydrologic constraints on fluid and heat flow in overpressured rocks of the Rio Grande embayment, Gulf of Mexico Basin 1997 PhD Sharp
Macrini High resolution x-ray computed tomography (CT) of the skull of an extant opossum (Mondodelphis domestica) and a comparison of its ontogeny to synapsid phylogeny 2000 MS Rowe
Mahler Mobile sediments in a Karst aquifer 1997 PhD Bennett
Mann Numerical modeling of deformation around allochthonous salt tongues driven by sedimentary loading : application to the Gulf of Mexico 1998 MS Schultz
Martineau Hydrogeochemistry of the Pine River methane seeps : Durango, Colorado 1997 MS Bennett
Massell The neotectonics of the Macquarie Ridge Complex, Pacific- Australia plate boundary 1997 MA Coffin
Matzel Evidence for anisotropy in the D" layer beneath Alaska 1997 MA Grand
Merck A phylogenetic analysis of the euryapsid reptiles 1997 PhD Rowe
Miller Squamates of the Campanian Terlingua local fauna, Brewster County, Texas 1997 MA Rowe
Mohr An investigation of land/atmosphere interactions : soil moisture, heat fluxes, and atmospheric convection 2000 PhD Famiglietti
Molineux Late Pennsylvanian shales of north-central Texas : an assessment of their depositional environment 1997 PhD Sprinkle
Moros Relationship between fracture aperture and length in sedimentary rocks 1999 MS Marrett
Musgrove Temporal Links Between Climate and Hydrology: Insights From Central Texas Cave Deposits and Groundwater 2000 PhD Banner
Muszala Magnetics of the Puerto Rico trench and aeromagnetics of the north slope of Alaska 1998 MS Stoffa
Nieto Facies architecture and production optimization in the Upper Cretaceous-Upper Eocene, Operational Unit K1, Apiay Field, Llanos Basin Colombia 1997 MA Tyler
Nuth The analysis of radar altimeter waveform reflections over continental ice sheets 1999 PhD Wilson
Nyffenegger Aftershock occurrence rate decay for individual sequences and catalogs 1998 PhD Grand
Oribio Reservoir architecture and reserve growth potential of Miocene fluvial-deltaic deposits, Bachaquero Field, Maracaibo Basin 1997 MA Tyler
Ortega Pérez Prediction of macrofracture properties using microfracture information, Mesaverde Group sandstones, San Juan Basin, New Mexico 1997 MS Marrett
Owen Phylogenetic relationships among American badgers (Taxidiinae) and the evolution of the badger ecomorph 2000 PhD Rowe
Park Depositional facies analysis from seismic attributes in the Pattani Basin, Gulf of Thailand 1999 MS Fisher
Parra Redondo Managing risk with derivatives in the oil and gas business 1998 MA Van Rensburg
Penniston-Dorland Veins and alteration envelopes in the Grasberg Igneous Complex, Gunung Bijih (Ertsberg) District, Irian Jaya, Indonesia 1997 MS Cloos
Piontek Origin of the 1.3 Ga Hästefjorden and Ursand intrusions, SW Sweden : Nd evidence for crust-mantle interaction in the genesis of A-type suites 1999 MS Connelly
Phinney Sequence stratigraphy, structure, and tectonics of the southern Ontong Java Plateau and Malaita Accretionary Prism, Solomon Islands 1997 MA Bakus
Pursell A record of changing seawater chemistry and diagenesis derived from 87SR/86SR variations through the Latemar Carbonate Platform, Dolomites, Northern Italy 1997 MS Banner
Reed Emplacement and deformation of late syn-orogenic, Grenville-age granites in the Llano uplift, central Texas 1999 PhD Mosher
Rico Geometric and kinematic evolution of a complete detachment fold in a natural cross-section 1999 MS Marrett
Riter Geochemical and tectonic evolution of the Colorado Plateau mantle lithosphere : evidence from Grand Canyon mantle xenoliths 1999 PhD Smith
Rodell Estimating changes in terrestrial water storage 2000 PhD Famiglietti
Rodríguez Tectonic analysis, stratigraphy and depositional history of the Miocene sedimentary section, Central Eastern Venezuela basin 1999 PhD Galloway
Rogers Nutrient-driven colonization and weathering of silicates 2000 PhD Bennett
Romanak Vadose-zone geochemistry of playa wetlands, High Plains, Texas 1997 PhD Bennett
Roth Comparison of two Archean orthogneiss suites in the Paleoproterozoic Nagssugtoqidian Orogen of West Greenland 2000 MS Connelly
Royer Ice-dominated deltas : the effects of ice cover on deltaic sedimentation, late Permian of the Sydney Basin, Australia 1998 MS Galloway
Sagebiel Late Pleistocene fauna and environment at Zesch Cave, Mason County, Texas 1998 MS Lundelius
Sapiie Strike-slip faulting, breccia formation and porphyry Cu-Au mineralization in the Gunung Bijih (Ertsberg) mining district, Irian Jaya, Indonesia 1998 PhD Cloos
Schlottmann A path integral formulation of elastic wave propagation 2000 PhD Grand
Schuster Hydrogeology and local recharge analysis in the Toyah Basin aquifer 1997 MS Sharp
Schuur Sedimentary regimes at the Macquarie Ridge Complex south of New Zealand : interaction of Southern Ocean circulation and tectonism 1997 MA Coffin
Sen A seismic survey in antarctica, parallel schemes for seismic migration and target oriented velocity analysis 1998 PhD Stoffa
Shepherd Depositional history and reservoir characterization of the Northeast Hardesty Field, Texas County, Oklahoma 2000 MS Fisher
Sipahioglu Facies architecture and depositional history of the Upper Miocene genetic sequence, South Marsh Island area, Gulf of Mexico 2000 MS Galloway
Smith, V.P. Evolution of hypogene veining and associated alteration in the Tyrone porphyry copper deposit, Grant County, New Mexico 1998 MS Kyle
Souza Integrated diagenetic modeling and reservoir quality assessment and prediction of the Água Grande sandstones, early Cretaceous, Recôncavo Basin, northeast Brazil 1999 PhD McBride
Stachowiak The nature and causes of backstop deformation in the Northern Lesser Antilles subduction zone 2000 MS Bangs
Steinke Structure and kinematics of the Plomosa Pass area, Northern Plomosa Mountains, Arizona 1998 MA Mosher
Swezey Climatic and tectonic controls on quaternary eolian sedimentary sequences of the Chott Rharsa Basin, southern Tunisia 1997 PhD Kocurek
Tanis Prestack split-step fourier depth migration algorithms and parallel implementations on Cray T3E 1998 PhD Stoffa
Tsoflias Hydrogeologic characterization of fractured carbonate aquifers employing ground-penetrating radar 1999 PhD Sharp
Turich Paleoecology and diagenesis of the lower Capitan Reef Slaughter Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico 2000 MS Kirkland
Tykoski The osteology of Syntarsus kayentakatae and its implications for Ceratosaurid phylogeny 1998 PhD Rowe
Uliana Delineation of regional groundwater flow paths and their relation to structural features in the Salt and Toyah basins, Trans-Pecos Texas 2000 PhD Sharp
Upitis Paleocene-early middle Eocene lithostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy in the Rio Grande River Valley, Texas 1998 MS Galloway
Van Gestel Structure and tectonics of the Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands platform and multi-confirguration ground penetrating radar data 2000 PhD Stoffa
Vélez Geometric analysis of the Reed Wash detachment fold train, West Flank of San Rafael Swell, Utah 2000 MS Marrett
Vur Petroleum geological data management 1999 MA Fisher
Walsh Mechanics of graben evolution in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah 2000 MS Marrett
Weiland Emplacement of the Irian ophiolite and unroofing of the Ruffaer metamorphic belt of Irian Jaya, Indonesia 1999 PhD Cloos
Whitefield Delineation of a Mesoproterozoic magmatic arc in Llano Uplift, central Texas : evidence from Nd isotopes 1997 MA Connelly
Xia Background velocity estimation, AVO inversion and full waveform inversion for horizontally stratified media : a divide-and-conquer approach 1997 PhD Stoffa
Zahm, C. Use of outcrop fracture measurements to estimate regional groundwater flow : Barton Springs segment of Edwards Aquifer, central Texas 1998 MS Sharp
Zahm, L. Depositional model and sequence stratigraphic framework for upper Albian/lower Cenomanian carbonate ramp, Western Comanche Shelf, Texas 1997 MA Kirkland
Zimmerman Sorption in a model fracture system 1997 MS Bennett
Zirczy Multicomponent seismic interpretation of the second wind field, Kiowa and Cheyenne Counties, Colorado 2000 MS Tatham
Zumbro A structural, petrologic, and geochemical investigation of the Valley Spring gneiss of the Southeastern Llano uplift, Central Texas 1999 MS Mosher