Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center

Integrated Methods Development Project

Geophysical Research - Products

In Preparation, In Review, or In Press

Bedrosian, P.A., in press, Three-Dimensional magnetotelluric inversion for improved structural imaging: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Bracken, R.E., 2012, Aircraft magnetic compensation method using a short-baseline scalar-magnetic gradiometer: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report (in process).

Bracken, R.E., Asch, T., and Moulton, C., 2012, Analysis and decomposition of complex decay profiles from the ALLTEM system for detection and characterization of uXO: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, (in process).

Bracken, R.E., and Childers, V., 2012, High-altitude magnetic survey of northern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report (in process).

Bracken, R.E., and Childers, V., in press, High-altitude magnetic surveys of the conterminous united States, Alaska, and offshore regions: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Deszcz-Pan, Maria, and Finn, C.A., in press, Helicopter electromagnetic surveys over volcanoes - resolution and limitations: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Ellefsen, K.J., in press, Improving radar and acoustic imaging: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Finn, C.A., Deszcz-Pan, M., and Bedrosian, P., in review, Helicopter electromagnetic data map ice thickness at Mt. Adams and Mt. Baker, Washington:, 32 p.

Fitterman, D.V., Deszcz-Pan, M., and Prinos, S., in press, Helicopter Electromagnetic Survey of the Model Land Area, Southeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report.

Grauch V.J.S., in press, Aeromagnetic methods for mapping covered faults in sediments: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Grauch V.J.S., and Phillips, J.D., in press, Providing a subsurface framework for regional groundwater models of alluvial basins—An example from the southern Española basin, north-central New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Lucius, J.E., and Conyers, L.B., in press, U.S. Geological Survey Open-Source GPR Software: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Minsley, B.J., in press, Improving geophysical model assessment with Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo methods: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Minsley, B.J., and Bedrosian, P.A., in press, Development and implementation of passive electrical monitoring arrays: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Minsley, B.J., Kass, M.A., Hodges, G., and Smith, B.D., in preparation, Multi-elevation calibration of frequency domain electromagnetic data, intended for submission to Geophysics.

Moulton, C.W., Asch, T.H., Wright, D.L., Smith, D.V., Wigton, P.R., and Coffee, R.D., in press, Development of the ALLTEM, an electromagnetic system for detection and discrimination of munitions and explosives of concern: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Phillips, J.D., in press, Potential-field software: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Phillips, J.D., in press, PDEPTH — A computer program for the geophysical interpretation of magnetic and gravity profiles through Fourier filtering, source-depth analysis, and forward modeling: u.S. Geological Sruvey Open-File Report.

Phillips, J.D., and Asch T., in press, Estimating bedrock thickness using constrained gravity inversion, Tooele Army Depot, utah: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Phillips, J.D., and Berger, B.R., in press, Geophysical support for global mineral resource assessments: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Phillips, J.D., and Burton, B.L., in press, A ground-based magnetic survey for a basalt aquifer in Frenchman Flat, Nevada National Security Site and Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Phillips, J.D., Burton, B.L., Curry-Elrod, Erika, and Drellack, Sigmund, in press, A ground-based magnetic survey of Frenchman Flat, Nevada National Security Site and Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada; Data release and preliminary interpretation: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report.

Phillips, J.D., and Stanley, R.G., in press, A 3D magnetic property model characterizing the Mesozoic section of the Cook Inlet basin, south-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Powers, M.H., and Burton, B.L., in press, Geophysical investigations for dam and levee safety engineers: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Rodriguez, B. D., Cashman, P. H., and Asch, T. H., in press, Reducing geologic uncertainty of deep resistivity characterization of Rainier Mesa/Shoshone Mountain, Nevada Test Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report.

Rodriguez, B.D., and Sampson, J.A., in review, Constraining the location of the Archean-Proterozoic suture in the Great Basin based on magnetotelluric soundings: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report.

Rodriguez, B.D., and Sawyer, D.A., in press, Constraints on Rio Grande Rift structure and stratigraphy from 3D magnetotelluric modelling, Española basin, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Rodriguez, B.D., and Sawyer, D.A, in press, Geophysical Constraints on Rio Grande Rift structure and stratigraphy from magnetotelluric models and borehole resistivity logs, northern New Mexico, in Grauch, V.J.S., and Hudson, M.R., eds., New Perspectives on the Rio Grande Rift: From Tectonics to Groundwater: Geological Society of America Special Paper.

Rodriguez, B.D., and Sweetkind, D., in press, Reducing the uncertainty in the distribution of hydrogeologic units within volcanic composite units of Pahute Mesa using high-resolution 3-D resistivity methods, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report.

Smith, D.V., Bracken, R.E., Hutton, S.R., and Phillips, J.D., in press, Development of a ground-based tensor magnetic gradiometer system: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Smith, D.V., Deszcz-Pan, Maria, Scheirer, D.S., and Blome, C.D., in press, Development of a waterborne electromagnetic (WEM) survey system: U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Smith, D.V., Drenth, B.J., Abraham, J.D., Wussow, M.D., and Saffo, J.K., in press, Restoring a national treasure: Recovery and reprocessing of legacy airborne data from the tape archives of the State Company of Geological Survey and Mining (GEOSuRV-IRAQ): U.S. Geological Survey Circular.

Reports and Articles

Abraham, J.D., Bedrosian, P.A., Asch, T.H., Ball, L.B., Cannia, J.C., Phillips, J.D., and Lackey, Susan, 2012, Evaluation of geophysical techniques for the detection of paleochannels in the Oakland area of eastern Nebraska as part of the Eastern Nebraska Water Resource Assessment: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5228, 40 p.

Allred, B.J., and Smith, B.D., 2010, Introduction to the JEEG agricultural geophysics special issue: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, 15(3), p. v-vi, doi: 10.2113/JEEG15.3.v.

Asch, T.H., Deszcz-Pan, M., Burton, B.L., and Ball, L.B., 2008, Geophysical characterization of American River levees, Sacramento, California, using electromagnetics, capacitively coupled resistivity, and dc resistivity: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1109, 12 p.

Ball, L.B., Smith B.D., Minsley, B.J., Abraham, J.D., Voss, C.I., Astley, B.N., Deszcz-Pan, M., and Cannia, J.C., 2011, Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data of the Yukon Flats and Fort Wainwright areas, central Alaska, June 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1304, 21 p.

Bedrosian, P.A., Burton, B.L., Powers, M.H., Minsley, B.J., Phillips, J.D., and Hunter, L.E., 2012, Geophysical investigations of geology and structure at the Martis Creek Dam, Truckee, CA: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 77, p. 7-20, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2011.11.002.

Burton, B.L., and Cannia, J.C., 2011, Capacitively coupled resistivity survey of the levee surrounding the Omaha Public Power District Nebraska City Power Plant, June 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1211, 10 p.

Ellefsen, K.J., 2011, Computer programs for forward and inverse modeling of acoustic and electromagnetic data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1124, 11 p.

Ellefsen, K.J., 2009, A comparison of phase inversion and traveltime tomography for processing near-surface refraction traveltimes: Geophysics, 74(6), p. WCB11-WCB24, doi: 10.1190/1.3196857.

Ellefsen, K.J., Croizé, D., Mazzella, A.T., and McKenna, J.R., 2009, Frequency-domain Green's functions for radar waves in heterogeneous 2.5D media: Geophysics, 74(3), p. J13-J22, doi: 10.1190/1.1444055.

Ellefsen, K.J., Mazzella, A.T., Horton, R.J., and. McKenna, J.R, 2011, Phase and amplitude inversion of crosswell radar data: Geophysics, 76(3), J1-J12, doi:10.1190/1.3554412.

Graham, G.E., Deszcz-Pan, M., Abraham, J., and Kelley, K.D., 2011, Investigation of the potential for concealed base-metal mineralization at the Drenchwater Creek Zn-Pb-Ag occurrence, northern Alaska, using geology, reconnaissance geochemistry, and airborne electromagnetic geophysics, in Dumoulin, J.A., and Dusel-Bacon, C., eds., Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1784-B, 19 p.

Grauch, V.J.S., and Drenth, B.J., 2009, High-resolution aeromagnetic survey to image shallow faults, Poncha Springs and vicinity, Chaffee County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1156, 31 p.

Grauch, V.J.S., and Hudson, M.R., 2011, Aeromagnetic anomalies over faulted strata: The Leading Edge, 30(11), p. 1242-1252, doi: 10.1190/1.3663396.

Grauch, V.J.S., and Hudson, M.R., 2007, Guides to understanding the aeromagnetic expression of faults in sedimentary basins: Lessons learned from the central Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico: Geosphere, 3(6), p. 596-623. doi: 10.1130/GES00128.1.

Grauch, V.J.S., Phillips, J.D., Koning, D.J., Johnson, P.S., and Bankey, V., 2009, Geophysical interpretations of the southern Española basin, New Mexico, that contribute to understanding its hydrogeologic framework: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1761, 88 p.

Healy, R.W., Bartos, T.T., Rice, C.A., McKinley, M.P., and Smith, B.D., 2011, Groundwater chemistry near an impoundment for produced water, Powder River Basin, Wyoming, uSA: Journal of Hydrology, 40(1-2), p. 37-48, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.03.042.

Hudson, M.R., Grauch, V.J.S., and Minor, S.A., 2008, Rock magnetic characterization of faulted sediments with associated magnetic anomalies in the Albuquerque basin, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 120(5-6), p. 641-658, doi: 10.1130/B26213.1.

Lipinski, B.A., Sams, J.I., Smith, B.D., and Harbert, W., 2008, using HEM surveys to evaluate disposal of by-product water from CBNG development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Geophysics, 73(3), p. B77-B84, doi: 10.1190/1.2901200.

Minsley, B. J., 2011, A trans-dimensional Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm for model assessment using frequency-domain electromagnetic data: Geophysical Journal International, 187(1), p. 252-272, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05165.x.

Minsley, B.J., Abraham, J.D., Smith, B.D., Cannia, J.C., Voss, C.I., Jorgenson. M.T., Walvoord, M.W., Wylie, B.K., Anderson, Lesleigh, Ball, L.B., Deszcz-Pan, Maryla, Wellman, T.P., and Ager, T.A., 2012, Airborne electromagnetic imaging of discontinuous permafrost: Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L02503, 8 p., doi: 10.1029/2011GL050079.

Minsley, B.J., Burton, B.L., Ikard, Scott, and Powers, M.H., 2011, Hydrogeophysical investigations at Hidden Dam, Raymond, California: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, 16(4), p. 145-164, doi: 10.2113/?JEEG16.4.145.

Minsley, B.J., Burton, B.L., Ikard, Scott, and Powers, M.H., 2010, Geophysical Ivestigations at Hidden Dam, Raymond, California; summary of fieldwork and data analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1013, 25 p.

Minsley, B.J., B.D. Smith, R. Hammack, J. Sams, and G. Veloski (2012), Calibration and filtering strategies for frequency domain electromagnetic data, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 80, 56-66, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2012.01.008.

Peters, B., Moulton, C.W., Ellefsen, K.J., Horton, R.J., and McKenna, J.R., 2010, High-frequency, crosswell radar data collected in a laboratory tank: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 486, 12 p.

Phillips, J.D., 2007, Geosoft eXecutables (GX's) developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, version 2.0, with notes on GX development from Fortran code: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1355, 111 p.

Phillips, J.D., and Grauch, V.J.S., 2011, Potential-field inversion – supporting the construction and testing of geologic models, in Brady, S.R., ed., 2011, Proceedings of the third uSGS modeling conference, June 7-11, 2010, Broomfield, Colorado—understanding and predicting for a changing world: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5147, p. 54-55. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5147/

Ravat, D.; Finn, C.; Hill, P.; Kucks, R.; Phillips, J.; Blakely, R.; Bouligand, C.; Sabaka, T.; Elshayat, A.; Aref, A.; Elawadi, E., 2009, A Preliminary, Full Spectrum, Magnetic Anomaly Grid of the united States with Improved Long Wavelengths for Studying Continental Dynamics: A Website for Distribution of Data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1258, 7 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1258/

Rodriguez, B.D., Sweetkind, D., and Burton, B.L., 2010, Reducing uncertainty in the distribution of hydrogeologic units within volcanic composite units of Pahute Mesa using high-resolution 3-D resistivity methods, Nevada Test Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1304, 498 p.

Rodriguez, B. D., Williams, J. M., 2008, Tracking the Archean-Proterozoic suture zone in the northeastern Great Basin, Nevada and utah: Geological Society of America, Geosphere, v. 4, no. 2, p. 315 328.

Smith, B.D., Abraham, J.D., Cannia, J.C., Minsley, B.J., Ball, L.B., Steele, G.V., and Deszcz-Pan, Maria, 2011, Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, Swedeburg and Sprague study areas, eastern Nebraska, May 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1288, 37 p.

Smith, B.D., Abraham, J.D., Cannia, J.C., Minsley, B.J., Deszcz-Pan, M., and Ball, L.B., 2010, Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, portions of the North Platte and South Platte Natural Resources Districts, western Nebraska, May 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1259, 33 p.

Smith, B.D., Bartos, T.T., Sweat, M.J., McKinley, M.P., 2011. Induction Conductivity and Natural Gamma Logs for Monitor Wells, Skewed Reservoir Research Site, Powder River Basin, Johnson County, Wyoming, u.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Rep. 2011-1046.

Smith, D.V., Deszcz-Pan, M.and Smith, B.D., 2009, Depth section imaging for portions of an airborne geophysical survey of the Hunton Anticline, South-Central Oklahoma: Final Report to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in Fulfillment of the Cooperative Agreement #08C7OK002032407.

Smith, D.V., Phillips, J.D., and Hutton, S.R., 2007, Active tensor magnetic gradiometer system final report for Project MM-1514: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report to the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), 55 p.

Smith, B.D., Smith, D.V., Deszcz-Pan, M., Blome, C.D., and Hill, P., 2011, Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, Hunton anticline, south-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1240, 14 p.

Wallin, E.L., Rodriguez, B.D., and Williams, J.M., 2008, Deep resistivity structure of Mid Valley, Nevada Test Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1118, 46 p.

Williams, J.M., Wallin, E.L., Rodriguez, B.D., Lindsey, C.R., and Sampson, J.A., 2007, Magnetotelluric Data, Mid Valley, Nevada Test Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1123, 137 p.

Presentations, Posters, Abstracts

Asch, T.H., Deszcz-Pan, M., Burton, B., Ball, L., Kress, W. and Vrabel, J., 2008: Geophysical Characterization of a Levee with DC Resistivity and Electromagnetic Measurements EEGS SAGEEP '08 Philadelphia, PA, April 2008, p. 739-743. (http://www.x-cdtech.com/SAGEEP08/pdfs/45.pdf)

Asch, Ted, Wright, David, Moulton, Craig, Irons, Trevor, Smith, David, 2010, Results from the Yuma Proving Ground Standardized Test Site, in Proceedings, SAGEEP 2010, April 10-14, Keystone, CO.

Asch, Ted, Wright, David, Moulton, Craig, Wigton, Paul, Irons, Trevor, Bracken, Robert, Smith, David, 2009, The ALLTEM unexploded Ordnance (uXO) Detection and Discrimination System, MK2, in Proceedings, SAGEEP 2009, March 29- April 2, Fort Worth, Tx.

Bedrosian, P. A., 2011, Structure and tectonics of the Pacific Northwest from EarthScope magnetotelluric data, Geol. Soc. America annual mtg.

  • Bedrosian, P.A., 2008, A tale of two inversions - a comparison of 3D magnetotelluric inversion in a mineralized region: 19th Workshop on Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth, Beijing, China, 2008.
  • Bedrosian, P.A., and Kauahikaua, J., 2010, Monitoring volcanic processes at Kilauea volcano with electrical and electromagnetic methods, Proc. 20th Workshop on Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth, Cairo, Egypt, 2010, 4 pp.

    Burton, B.L. Bern, C., Minsley, B.K., Smith, B.D., Sams, J., and Veloski, G, 2010, Geophysical and geochemical characterization of subsurface drip irrigation sites, Powder River Basin, Wyoming; presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGu, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec., 1p.

    Burton, B.L. and Ellefsen, K.J., 2011, Phase inversion of refraction traveltimes: Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Deszcz-Pan, M., Finn, C.A. and Anderson, E., 2008, Inversion of electromagnetic data to obtain ice thicknesses at Mts. Adams, Baker and Rainier, Washington: Eos Trans. AGu, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract C13A-0555.
  • Deszcz-Pan, M., Finn, C.A. and Anderson, E., 2007, Helicopter Electromagnetic and Magnetic Surveys over Volcanoes – Resolution Analysis [abs.] : Eos Trans. AGu, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract NS31A-0153.

    Deszcz-Pan, M., Grauch, V.J.S. and Abraham, J. D., 2010, Geophysical inputs to groundwater flow models: 4th Brazilian Symposium of Geophysics, November 14-17, 2010, Brasilia, Brazil. INVITED KEYNOTE TALK.

    Deszcz-Pan, M., Smith, D.V., Smith, B.D., 2011, Application of an airborne HEM system on a freshwater lake: EEGS SAGEEP 2011 Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, April 10-14, poster.

  • Drenth, B., and Grauch, V.J.S., 2009, Recent aeromagnetic and gravity studies in the San Luis Valley, south-central Colorado: American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2009 Annual Convention and Exhibition, Abstracts, v. 18, p. 58.
  • Ellefsen, K., 2010, Inverse modeling: 3rd uSGS Modeling Conference, June 2010.
  • Ellefsen, K.J., Mazzella, A.T., Horton, R.J., and McKenna, J.R., 2010, Frequency domain, waveform inversion of laboratory crosswell radar data: Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstracts, 29, 4019–4023, doi:10.1190/1.3513697.

    Engle, M.A., Sams, J.I., Veloski, G., Smith, B.D., Zupancic, J.W., Bern, C.R., Schroeder, R.W., and Healy, R.W., 2010, Subsurface Drip Irrigation as a Method to Beneficially use Coalbed Methane Produced Water in the Powder River Basin: Geochemical and Geophysical Responses during the First Year of Operation, National Ground Water Monitoring Conference, Denver CO., Proceedings, 1p.

    Finn, C.A., Deszcz-Pan, M., Horton, R., Breit, G., and John, D., 2007, Helicopter-borne magnetic and electromagnetic data map rock alteration and water content: Implications for hydrothermal systems [abs.] : Northwest Mining Association’s 113th Annual Meeting: uSGS Mineral Resources Program – Recent Results and Future Directions, 3-7 December 2007, Spokane, WA.

    Finn, C.A., Deszcz-Pan, M., Horton, R., Breit, G., and John, D., 2007, Airborne Magnetic and Electromagnetic Data map Rock Alteration and Water Content at Mount Adams, Mount Baker and Mount Rainier, Washington: Implications for Lahar Hazards and Hydrothermal Systems [abs.] : Eos Trans. AGu, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract NS34A- 05.

    Finn, C.A. and Deszcz-Pan, M., 2009, The 3-D distribution of alteration, ice and water from helicopter magnetic and electromagnetic surveys at Mts. Adams, Baker and Rainier, Washington: Implications for debris flows hazards [abs.] : Special session T129 Combining Geophysics and Geology: The George P. Woollard Award Session GSA Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 2009.

    Grauch V.J.S., 2011, Invited speaker at Geoscience Australia, on aeromagnetic anomalies over faulted layers.

    Grauch V.J.S., 2010, Invited informal talk on integrating data with GeoModeller for a workshop on 3D visualization at the uSGS Modeling Conference, Broomfield, CO.

    Grauch V.J.S., 2010, Invited lecturer at university of Colorado, Boulder, CO, on aeromagnetic expression of faults in sedimentary basins, for the graduate geophysics seminar.

  • Grauch, V.J.S., 2009, Airborne geophysical results from Poncha Springs and Great Sand Dunes: Colorado Geothermal Working Group Meeting, Salida, Colorado, April 30, 2009 (No abstract).
  • Grauch V.J.S., Fitterman, D.V., and Drenth, B.J., 2010, Finding faults using high-resolution aeromagnetic data in Great Sand Dunes National Park and vicinity, San Luis Valley, Colorado: Proceedings of the 23rd SAGEEP, 2010 EEGS Annual meeting, April 11-15, 2010, p. 428-437.

    Grauch V.J.S. and Hudson, M.R., 2011, Evaluating faulted strata as likely sources of aeromagnetic anomalies: Proceedings of the International union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Melbourne, Australia, 28 June – 7 July 2011, abstract ID 2104.

  • Grauch, V.J.S., and Hudson, M.R., 2007, Advances in modeling aeromagnetic anomalies related to faults in sedimentary basins—Lessons learned from high-resolution surveys in the central Rio Grande rift, New Mexico: Eos Trans. AGu, 88(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract NS34A-07.
  • Healy, R.W., Barton, T.T., Rice, C.A., Mickinley, M.P., and Smith, B.D., 2010, Groundwater Flow And Chemistry Near an Impoundment for Produced Water, Powder River Basin, Wyoming; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 146.

  • Huang, H., Deszcz-Pan, M., and Smith, B., 2008, Limitations of small EM sensors in resistive terrain, in Proceedings EEGS 21st Annual SAGEEP Meeting, April 6- 10, 2008, Philadelphia, p. 163-180.
  • Hudson, M.R., Grauch, V.J.S., Pantea, M.P., Koning, D.J., Johnson, P.S., Rodriguez, B.D., Minor, S.A., Caine, J.S., and Sawyer, D.S., 2009, updated 3D model of the geological and geophysical framework of the southern Española basin near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Simmons, A., ed., Geology and Hydrology of the Española Basin: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Española Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 6, 2008, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-File Report 513, p. 10.

    Hunter, L.E. and Powers, M.H., 2008, Geophysical investigations of earthen dams: an overview: Proc. SAGEEP 21, p. 1083-1096.

    Hunter, L.E., Powers, M.H., and Burton, B.L., 2010, Identification of the Polaris fault using lidar and shallow geophysical methods: Proc. SAGEEP 23, p. 391-399.

    Hunter, L.E., Powers, M.H., and Rose, R.S., 2010. The Foundation of Martis Creek Dam: Revealed by Geophysical Imaging. Proc. ASDSO Conference, Seattle, Washington, 24 p.

    Koning, Daniel J., Grauch, V.J.S., and Rodriguez, B.D., 2010, Cross-sections and geologic map for the eastern Española basin, Rio Grande rift, north-central New Mexico, in Simmons, A., ed., The Link between Science and Water Policy: Proceedings of the 8th Annual Española Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 3, 2009, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-File Report 525, p. 11.

    Minsley, B.J., 2010, Improved geophysical model assessment using Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo Sampling, Abstract NS13A-1163 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.

  • Minsley, B., 2010, Electrical resistivity parameter estimation and model appraisal using Bayesian inference: 3rd uSGS Modeling Conference, June 2010.
  • Minsley, B., 2009, Assessing electrical resistivity model uncertainty using Bayesian inference: Eos Trans. AGu, 90(22), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract NS13A-03.
  • Minsley, B.J., Hodges, G., Smith, B., and Abraham, J.D., 2011a, Multi-elevation calibration of frequency domain electromagnetic data, presented at the 17th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics of the EAGE, Leicester, England.

    Minsley, B.J., G. Hodges, B.D. Smith, and J.D. Abraham, 2011b, Multi-elevation calibration of frequency domain electromagnetic data, 24th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Charleston, South Carolina.

    Minsley, B.J., J. Irving, J.D. Abraham, and B.D. Smith (2012), Stochastic methods for model assessment of airborne electromagnetic data, Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), 22nd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia.

    Minsley, B.J., B.D. Smith, R. Hammack, J.I. Sams, and G. Veloski (2010), Calibration and filtering strategies for frequency domain electromagnetic data, 23rd Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Keystone, Colorado.

  • Minsley, B.J., Smith, B.D., Hammack, R.,. Sams, J.I, and Veloski, G., 2010, Calibration and filtering strategies for frequency domain electromagnetic data, 23rd Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Keystone, Colorado.
  • Minsley, B.J., Smith, B.D., Hammack, R., Sams, J.S., and Veloski, G., 2010, Geophysical characterization and monitoring of subsurface drip irrigation, Powder River Basin, Wyoming, uSA; Australian Society of Geophysics meeting Sydney, Australia, 4p.

    Phillips, J.D., Potential-field inversion – supporting the construction and testing of geologic models: Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Australia, July 14, 2011.

    Phillips, J.D., 2011, 3D magnetic property models from 2D inversions: IuGG, Melbourne, Australia, June 28 – July 7, 2011.

    Phillips, J.D., 3D magnetic property models from 2D inversions: Intrepid Geophysics, Brighton, Australia, July 11, 2011.

    Phillips, J.D., 2010, Estimating structural dip from gravity and magnetic profile data: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2010 Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 5p.

    Phillips, J.D., Burton, B.L., Curry-Elrod, E., and Drellack, S., 2011, A ground-based magnetic survey of Frenchman Flat, Nevada National Security Site and Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada – preliminary results: uGTA TIE Meeting, Las Vegas, April 27, 2011.

  • Phillips, J. D., Caratori Tontini, F., and Cocchi, L., 2008, Potential-field forward modeling and inversion uusing 3D fast Fourier transforms: Eos Trans. AGu, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GP43B-0802.
  • Phillips, J.D., and Grauch, V.J.S., 2010, Potential-field inversion -- Supporting the construction and testing of geologic models: 3rd uSGS Modeling Conference, June 2010.
  • Phillips, J.D., Nabighian, M.N., Smith, D.V., and Li, Yaoguo, 2007, Estimating locations and total magnetization vectors of compact magnetic sources from scalar, vector, or tensor magnetic measurements through combined Helbig and Euler analysis: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Seventy-Seventh Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 23-28, 2007, 5 pp.

    Phillips, J.D., Saltus, R.W., Potter, C.J., Stanley, R.G., and Till, A.B., 2008, Integrated potential-field studies in support of energy resource assessment in frontier areas of Alaska: AGu 2008 Joint Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 27-30, 2008. INVITED

    Phillips, J.D., and Stanley, R.G., 2011, A 3D magnetic property model of the Cook Inlet basin, south-central Alaska -- imaging Tertiary structural traps and Mesozoic sedimentary thickness: AAPG Pacific Section, Anchorage, AK, May 9-11, 2011.

    Powers, M.H. and Burton, B.L., 2008, Seismic refraction tomography in an urban environment using a vibrator source: Proc. SAGEEP 21, p. 595-605.

    Rodriguez, B.D., and Sawyer, D.A., 2009, Geophysical constraints of Rio Grande rift structure and stratigraphy based on magnetotelluric resistivity soundings and regional borehole geophysical rock properties, Northern New Mexico, in Simmons, A., ed., Geology and Hydrology of the Española Basin: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Española Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 6, 2008, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-File Report 513, p. 18.

    Rodriguez, B.D., and Sawyer, D.A., 2008, Magnetotelluric soundings and deep borehole geophysical data constrain interpretations of subsurface geology of the southern Española basin, New Mexico, in Borchert, Claudia I., ed., Geologic and hydrogeologic framework of the Española basin: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Española Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 6, 2007: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Open-File Report 508, p. 7.

    Rodriguez, B.D., Sawyer, D.A., 2008, Geoophysical constraints of Rio Grande rift structure and stratigraphy based on magnetotelluric resistivity soundings and regional borehole geophysical rock properties, Northern New Mexico: 2008 Española Basin Technical Advisory Group meeting, poster, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    Rodriguez, B. D. and Sawyer, D. A., 2007, Correlation of magnetotelluric resistivity soundings and regional borehole geophysical rock properties to stratigraphy of the northern Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico: Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 39, no. 6, p. 494.

    Rodriguez, B. D., Sweetkind, D., and Wallin, E., 2008, Reducing uncertainty in the distribution of hydrogeologic units within volcanic composite units of Pahute Mesa using high resolution 3D resistivity methods: underground Test Area Technical Working Group Information Exchange Meeting, poster, April 29, 2008.

    Sams, J.I., Lipinski, B., Harbert, W., Smith, B.D., 2007, Application of Airborne Electromagnetic Data and Decision Support Models for Developing Produced Water Management Plans in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming; International Petroleum Environmental Conference, 1p.

    Sams, J.S., Smith, B.D., and Veloski, G.A., 2010, Third Year of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Monitoring using GEM2 Electromagnetic Surveys, Powder River Basin, Wyoming; Symposium on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Keystone. 2010 Annual Meeting Proceedings, p.203-214.

    Sams, J., Smith, B.D., Veloski, G., 2009, Application of Airborne, Ground, and Borehole Geophysical Surveys to Characterize Shallow Hydrogeology in an Area Designed for Sub-Surface Drip Irrigation of Coal Bed Natural Gas Produced Water in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming; American Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting Proceeding, 1p.

    Sams, J.S., Smith, B.D., and Veloski, G.A., Minsley, B.J., and Burton, B.L., 2011, Fourth Year of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Monitoring using GEM2 Electromagnetic Surveys, Powder River Basin, Wyoming; Symposium on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Charleston, 2011 Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1p.

  • Sams, J.I., Smith, B.D., Veloski, G., Hammack, R., and Zupancic, J., 2008, Integration of Airborne, Ground, and Borehole Geophysical Surveys to Characterize Shallow Hydrogeology in an Area of Coal Bed Natural Gas Production in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Integrated Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque NM, 1 p.
  • Scheirer, D.S., Smith, D.V., Coffee, R., and Cason, J., 2009, Magnetic, Electromagnetic, and Bathymetric Survey of the Lake of the Arbuckles, South- Central Oklahoma: Eos Trans. AGu, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract NS23A-1129.
  • Smith, B.D., Abbott, M., Billingsley, P. Johnson, K., Kharaka, Y.K., Lipinski, B.R., Otton, J.K., Sams, J.D., Healy R., Thamke, J.T., Tyrrell, C., 2008, Integrated Environmental Studies of Waters Co-Produced with Oil and Gas Resources, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey National Ground-Water Workshop, Lakewood CO., (http://water.usgs.gov/usgs/ogw/gw2008/).

    Smith, B.D., Abraham, J.D., and Lundstrom, S.C., 2010, Airborne Electromagnetic Surveys by the u. S. Geological Survey to Characterize Concealed Glacial Aquifers, Central united States: Symposium on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Keystone. 2010 Annual Meeting Proceedings, p.126-137.

    Smith, B.D., Abraham, J.D., and Lundstrom, S.C., 2010, Airborne Electromagnetic Surveys by the u. S. Geological Survey to Characterize Concealed Glacial Aquifers, Central united States: Symposium on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Keystone. 2010 Annual Meeting Proceedings, p.126-137 also presented at: Workshop on Prairie Buried Valley Aquifers November 22, 2010, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Smith, B.D., Abraham, J.D., Lundstrum, S.C. and Oldenborger, D.B., 2010, Airborne Electromagnetic Surveys over Concealed Glacial Aquifers, united States and Canada: 16th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Zurich, 4p.

    Smith, B.D, Abraham, J.D., Minsley, B.J., Deszcz-Pan, M. Bedrosian, P.A., Cannia, J.C., Ball, L.B., Bloss, B.R., and Fitterman, D.V., 2012, Airborne Electromagnetic Surveys for the u.S. Geologic Survey applied to Geologic Mapping and Hydrologic Investigations: Alberta Geologic Survey Groundwater Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta, 1p.

  • Smith, B.D., Blome, C.D., Smith, D.V., Scheirer, D.D., Deszcz-Pan, M., and Halihan, T., 2008, Geophysical Surveys to Characterize the Hydrogeology of the Arbuckle uplift, South-Central Oklahoma: Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Philadelphia, PA, 2008 Annual Meeting Proceedings, p. 539-548. .( http://www.x-cdtech.com/SAGEEP08/pdfs/101.pdf accessed on June 18,2009)
  • Smith, B.D., Cannia, J.C., and Abraham, J.D., 2009, Design of Reconnaissance Helicopter Electromagnetic and Magnetic Geophysical Surveys of the North Platte River and Lodgepole Creek, Nebraska; Eos Trans. AGu, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H53B-0930.
  • Smith, D. V., Deszcz-Pan, M., and Smith, B., 2011, Application of an airborne HEM system on a freshwater lake: EEGS SAGEEP '11, Charleston, SC, April 10-14, 2011, poster.

  • Smith, B.D., Grauch, V.J.S., McCafferty, A.E., Smith, D.V., Rodriguez, B.R., Pool, D.R., Deszcz-Pan, M., and Labson, V.F., 2007, Airborne Electromagnetic and Magnetic Surveys for Ground-Water Resources: A Decade of Study by the U.S. Geological Survey: Exploration in the New Millennium: Proceedings of the Fifth Decennial Internal Conference on Mineral Exploration, 4 p.
  • Smith, B.D., Johnson, K.M., Nelson, K., Gleason, R., Sojda, R., Thamke, J.N., McCall, M., and Reiten, J.C., 2008, Terrain Conductivity Measurements of Brine-affected Oil Production Sites on u.S. Fish and Wildlife Lands, Williston Basin, Montana and North Dakota: Integrated Petroleum Environmental Conference, Alburquerque NM, 1 p.
  • Smith, D.V. and Phillips, J.D., 2007, The active tensor magnetic gradiometer system – a dual-mode system for mapping and discrimination of uXO: theForum 2007, Orlando, FL.

    Smith, B.D., Sams, J.S., Hammack, R.W., Veloski, G.A., and Minsley, B.J., 2010, Electrical Geophysical Studies of the Skewed Reservoir Site, Beaver Creek, Johnson County, Wyoming; Energy Resources and Produced Waters Conference: Water Quality, Management, Treatment, and use: university of Wyoming Conference Laramie, 1p.

    Smith, B.D., Sams, J.I., Veloski, G.A., Minsley, B.J., Bern, C.R., Zapancic, J.W., Quist, A., Healy, R.W., Hammack, R.G., Engle, M.A., and Burton, B.A., 2012, Geophysical Investigations for Coal Bed Natural Gas Co-produced Water Management, Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Hydrogeophysics Workshop, Boise ID., Society of Exploration Geophysics and American Geophysical union, 1p.

    Smith, B.D., Sams, J.I., Veloski, G.A., Minsley, B.J., Engle, Hammack, R.G., and Zapancic, J.W., 2012, Fifth Year of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Monitoring using Gem2 Electromagnetic Surveys, Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Symposium on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Tucson. 2012 Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1p.

    Smith, D.V., B. D. Smith, Maria Deszcz-Pan, and Charles D. Blome, Mapping Epikarst using Helicopter Electromagnetic Methods, Karst Interest Group, Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 26-28, 2011

    Veloski, G.A., Sams, J.I., Smith, B.D., Minsley, B.J., Burton, B.A., Hammack, R.G., and Zapancic, J.W, 2012, A Simple and Effective Data Acquisition Planning, Processing and Guidance System for Conducting Parallel Swath Electromagnetic Surveys using GEM 2 in Subsurface Drip Irrigation Monitoring, Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Symposium on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Tucson. 2012 Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1p.

    Veloski, G.A., Smith, B.D., and Sams, J.S., 2010, Development of Methods for Determining the Suitability of Ephemeral Streams for Produced Water Discharges; Symposium on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Keystone. 2010 Annual Meeting Proceedings, p. 220-231.

    Wright, David, Asch, Theodore, Moulton, Craig, Irons, Trevor, Nabighian, Misac, Effects of Spatial data Density, Sensor Noise and Position Errors on uXO and Clutter Target Parameters from Inversions of ALLTEM Data, in Proceedings, SAGEEP 2008, April 6-10, Philadelphia, PA.

    Other Products

    Deszcz-Pan, Maria, 2010, 1-day (6 hours) course: Inversion of airborne electromagnetic data – practical aspects. Given during 4th Brazilian Geophysical Symposium, Brasilia, Brazil, November 14, 2010.

    Deszcz-Pan, Maria, Reviewer for the Ph.D. thesis: Ross Brodie, Australian National university. Thesis title: Holistic inversion of airborne electromagnetic data.

    Purucker, M.E., Zimmerman, D.M., Chen, P., Guan, L. Puschell, J.J., Blakely, R.J., Egbert, G.D., Bracken, R.E., Maus, S., Nair, M.C., Slavin, J.A., Singh, K,H., Slocum, R.E., Kuang, W., Tyler, R.H., 2009, Serpent: Magnetic Signatures of Serpentinized Mantle and MesoScale Oceanic Variability Along the Alaska/Aleutian Subduction Zone, Raytheon Photon Research Associates, Inc., (Proprietary Proposal to NASA for using the Global Hawk unmanned high-altitude research aircraft carrying an airborne magnetic sensor system for mapping and modeling serpentinite bodies emplaced under the Aleutian Island Chain).

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