2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (9–12 October 2011)
Session No. 241 Wednesday, 12 October 2011
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Minneapolis Convention Center: Hall C

Environmental Geoscience (Posters)

Authors will be present from 9 to 11 AM, and 4:30 to 6 PM
 Paper #Booth #
241-112MONITORING LAND–USE CHANGE DETECTION IN THE AREA WEST TAHTA, SOHAG GOVERNORATE, UPPER EGYPT: ISMAIL, Esam1, FAID, Abdalla2, and NIESNER, Erich1, (1) Geologic Department, Faculty of Science, Minia University, El-Minia, Egypt, Peter Tunner 27, Leoben, 8700, Austria, esamismail79@yahoo.com, (2) Water Resources, NARSS, Alf Masken, Cairo, 1564, Egypt
241-213SPECIATION OF HEAVY METALS IN DISTURBED AND UNDISTURBED SEDIMENTS FROM ATCHAFALAYA BAY, HOUMA NAVIGATION CANAL, AND SOUTHWEST PASS; LOUISIANA: ZIMMERMAN, Amanda Jo, Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, 1464 Sharlo Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820, amandajo.zimmerman@gmail.com
241-314RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE PERMIAN WHITE RIM SANDSTONE AND BLACK BOX DOLOMITE AND ANALYSIS OF THE WOODSIDE FIELD FOR CO2 SEQUESTRATION, SAN RAFAEL SWELL, EMERY COUNTY, EAST-CENTRAL UTAH: HARSTON, Walter A., Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, walt.harston@gmail.com and MORRIS, Thomas H., Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University, S-375 ESC, Provo, UT 84602
241-415TRACING A 5000 BARREL SUBSURFACE HYDROCARCARBON PLUME THROUGH A SUBURBAN COMMUNITY: MOSE, Douglas, College of Science, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, dje42@aol.com and METCALF, James, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
241-516SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM INDOOR RADON MEASUREMENTS AND INTERVALS OF HEAVY RAINFALL: MOSE, Douglas, College of Science, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, dje42@aol.com and METCALF, James, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
241-6Paper Withdrawn
241-718GULF COAST ATMOSPHERIC OZONE STUDIES BY MUCESS CONSORTIUM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: BALIMUTTAJJO, Midar1, HROMIS, Angel G.1, LITWIN, Douglas1, HERRIDGE, Aaron1, VIEYRA, Deysy1, VAUGHT WRIGHT, Julie1, MORRIS, Penny2, and MUSSELWHITE, Donald3, (1) Dept of Natural Science, University of Houston-Downtown, 1 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, midarb@gmail.com, (2) Department of Natural Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown, One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002, (3) Natural Science, University of Houston-Downtown, Dept of Natural Science, 1 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
241-819ASSESSMENT OF A DISTRIBUTED HYDROLOGICAL MODEL APPLIED TO A GLACIERIZED BASIN IN THE CORDILLERA BLANCA, PERU: BURNS, Patrick J., Geosciences, Oregon State University, Wilkinson Hall, 2601 SW Orchard Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, patburns937@gmail.com and NOLIN, Anne W., Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University, 104 Wilkinson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331
241-920THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF GEOLOGICALLY SEQUESTERED CARBON DIOXIDE GAS AND THE ENHANCED RECOVERY OF COAL BED METHANE FROM AN UNMINABLE COAL SEAM: HEGA, Brad D., BERRY, Katherine E., and RAUCH, Henry, Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, 98 Beechurst Ave, Room 330, Brooks Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506, bhega@mix.wvu.edu
241-1021CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND AQUEOUS SPECIATION OF SURFACE WATERS AT THE HISTORIC LIGHTS CREEK MINERAL DISTRICT, PLUMAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: SCHEITLIN, Kara E. and MURPHY, William M., Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA 95929-0205, cckara13@yahoo.com
241-1122NUTRIENT BUDGET FOR PIERMONT MARSH: RESULTS FROM INITIAL SAMPLING: DIAZ, Kayla, Colby College, 4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901, kaylalovesmusic@gmail.com, REYES, Nunny, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065, GRIBBIN, Sarah, New York Harbor School, 550 Wheeler Avenue, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, and NEWTON, Robert, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, P. O. Box 1000, Palisades, NY 10964
241-1223INFLUENCE OF GLACIAL MELTWATER ON WATER BALANCE PROCESSES OF TWO TIBETAN LAKES INDICATED BY ä18O: GAO, Jing, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Acadamy of Sciences, No. 18, Shuangqing Rd., Haidian District, Beijing 100085 China, gaojing@itpcas.ac.cn
241-1324TREATING SELENIUM IN ENERGY-DERIVED PRODUCED WATERS FOR SURFACE WATER DISCHARGE USING CONSTRUCTED WETLAND TREATMENT SYSTEMS: CASTLE, James W.1, RODGERS, John H. Jr2, SPACIL, Michael M.3, and RITTER, Christina L.1, (1) Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, 340 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0919, jcastle@clemson.edu, (2) Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0317, (3) Diamond V, 838 1st St NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52407
241-1425MOBILIZATION AND METHYLATION OF MERCURY DERIVED FROM COAL ASH HOLDING POND EFFLUENTS: SCHWARTZ, Grace E.1, DEONARINE, Amrika1, MATSUMOTO, Andrew1, RUHL, Laura2, BARTOV, Gideon3, JOHNSON, Thomas3, VENGOSH, Avner2, and HSU-KIM, Heileen1, (1) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, 121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708, grace.schwartz@duke.edu, (2) Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, (3) Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
241-1526STUDY ON THE GROUNDWATER RENEWABILITY IN THE SOUTH EDGE OF JUNGGAR BASIN: QIAO, Xiaoying, School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Chang'an university, Columbus, OH 43202, qiao.37@osu.edu and WANG, Wenke, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi'an, 710054, China
241-1627WATER AS A FOCUS FOR ECOTOURISM IN THE KARST OF NORTHERN PUERTO RICO: HALL, Andrea B., Department of Geography, Environment and Planning, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, abhall@mail.usf.edu
241-1728THE USE OF A CHELATING AGENT TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN CRYSTALLINE AND POORLY CRYSTALLINE SILICA: APPLICATIONS TO ALKALI - SILICA REACTIVITY: GARCIA, Jennifer Nicole, Geosciences, Georgia State University, 24 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303, jgarcia15@student.gsu.edu and DEOCAMPO, Daniel, Geosciences, Georgia State University, PO Box 4105, Atlanta, GA 30302
241-1829ABANDONED MINE LANDS SURVEY ON THE BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER: HENDERSON, Brandy M.1, BITTING, Chuck2, and LIPANOVICH, Jacob1, (1) Missouri State University, 901 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897, brandy375@live.missouristate.edu, (2) Buffalo National River, National Park Service, Harrison, AR 72601
241-1930BIOMINERALIZATION OF GOLD AND HEAVY METALS FROM MINE WASTE BY THREE MICROBIAL SPECIES: MACCREA, Duncan, Earth Sciences, SUNY Oneonta, 1 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY 13820, maccd80@oneonta.edu, KEEFE, Christopher, Earth Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta, Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY 13820-4015, KRIKORIAN, Joseph, Earth Sciences, State University of New York, College at Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820, BRUNSTAD, Keith A., Earth Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820, and ZALATAN, Fred, Biology, SUNY Oneonta, Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY 13820
241-2031ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF SOME SPENT ALKALINE BATTERIES FROM A REPRESENTATIVE WASTE STREAM, BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO: IMPLICATIONS FOR LANDFILL LEACHATE: FERRARO, Alyssa Kathryn, Geology Department, Miami University, 5262 brown road, apt 335, Oxford, OH 45056, ferrarak@muohio.edu, MEYER, Amanda Lynn, Geology Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, BURNETTE, Christopher S., Department of Geology, Miami University, 501 East High St, Oxford, OH 45056, BARRETT, Heather Ann, Department of Geology, Miami University, 1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45011, and KREKELER, Mark, Department of Geology, Miami University, Hamilton, OH 45011
241-2132MASS WASTING AND QUATERNARY LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT, BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH DAKOTA: BALDAUF, Paul, Division of Math, Science, and Technology, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, pb501@nova.edu and BURKHART, Patrick, Geography, Geology, and Environment, Slippery Rock University, 335 ATS, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
241-2233PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTED WETLAND TREATMENT SYSTEMS DESIGNED TO RENOVATE FRESH OILFIELD PRODUCED WATERS FOR BENEFICIAL USES: ALLEY, Bethany1, RODGERS, John H. Jr1, and CASTLE, James W.2, (1) Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0317, clemsonwfbphd@aol.com, (2) Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, 340 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0919
241-2334A BIOGEOCHEMICAL APPROACH TO RENOVATION OF ENERGY-DERIVED PRODUCED WATER USING A PILOT-SCALE CONSTRUCTED WETLAND TREATMENT SYSTEM: PARDUE, Michael1, CASTLE, James W.1, and RODGERS, John H. Jr2, (1) Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, 340 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0919, mjpardu@clemson.edu, (2) Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0317
241-2435PILOT STUDY OF CONSTRUCTED WETLAND TREATMENT SYSTEMS DESIGNED FOR REMOVAL OF AMMONIA IN OILFIELD PRODUCED WATER: BEEBE, D. Alex1, SONG, Yun1, CASTLE, James W.1, and RODGERS, John H. Jr2, (1) Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, 340 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0919, donaldb@clemson.edu, (2) Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0317
241-2536PHYTOREMEDIATION OF HEXAHYDRO-1,3,5-TRINITRO-1,3,5-TRIAZINE (RDX) USING CHRYSOPOGON ZIZANIOIDES: DOSKEY, Claire1, SARKAR, Dibyendu2, and DATTA, Rupali1, (1) Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, rupdatta@mtu.edu, (2) Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, ML 116, Montclair, NJ 07043
241-2637SEDIMENT FINGERPRINTING IN THE LAKE MACATAWA WATERSHED: ANDERSON, Daniel S.1, HASBROUCK, Kristen H.1, ALEXANDER, Kyle2, BROKUS, Sarah1, CALLAM, Daniel J.3, MALEY, Adam M.2, ZANDSTRA, Lauren2, and PEASLEE, Graham F.4, (1) Geological and Environmental Sciences, Hope College, 35 E 12th Street, Holland, MI 49423, daniel.anderson@hope.edu, (2) Chemistry Department, Hope College, 35 E 12th Street, Holland, MI 49423, (3) Geological and Environmental Sciences, Hope College, 35 E. 12 St, Holland, MI 49423, (4) Chemistry and Geological and Environmental Sciences, Hope College, Chemistry Dept, 35 E. 12th St, Holland, MI 49423
241-2738IOWA'S ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (SOILS AND LANDSCAPES): AN INVESTIGATION OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATE TRANSPORT: HEINZEL, Chad1, DE NAULT, Kenneth J.2, MADSEN, Elizabeth1, BOSSHART, Nicholas3, and SHULTZ, Josh1, (1) Earth Science, The University of Northern Iowa, Latham Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, chad.heinzel@uni.edu, (2) Dept. of Earth Science, Univ of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, (3) Earth Science, The University of Northern Iowa, Latham Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614
241-2839MERCURY FATE AND TRANSPORT IN HUNZA AND GILGIT RIVERS, NORTHERN AREAS, PAKISTAN – A NUMERICAL MODELING APPROACH: BIBER, Kivanc, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77573, kivancbiber@yahoo.com, KHAN, Shuhab, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, SHAH, Mohammad Tahir, National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, 25120, Pakistan, TARIQ, Shahina, Department of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Technology (CIIT) Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan, and UL-HADI, Shams, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, 312, SR-1, Houston, TX 77004
241-2940 STORAGE IN U.S. MIDCONTINENT CAMBRO-ORDOVICIAN CARBONATES: IMPLICATIONS OF THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CARBON STORAGE TEST: BOWERSOX, J. Richard1, WILLIAMS, David A.2, HICKMAN, John B.1, and HARRIS, David C.3, (1) Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0107, j.r.bowersox@uky.edu, (2) Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, P.O. Box 653, Henderson, KY 42419, (3) Kentucky Geological Survey, Univ of Kentucky, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Bldg, Lexington, KY 40506-0107
241-3041PHYTOREMEDIATION POTENTIAL OF VETIVER GRASS (CHRYSOPOGON ZIZANIOIDES L.) FOR 2,4,6-TRINITROTOLUENE (TNT) FROM SOIL: UREA-CATALYZED UPTAKE AND NITROREDUCTASE ENZYME MEDIATED TRANSFORMATION: DAS, Padmini, Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, ML 358N, Montclair, NJ 07043, pupadmini@gmail.com, DATTA, Rupali, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, PUNAMIYA, Pravin, Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, ML 252, Montclair, NJ 07043, and SARKAR, Dibyendu, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, ML 116, Montclair, NJ 07043
241-3142URBAN AGRICULTURE IN DETROIT; A FEASIBILITY STUDY: PASLAWSKI, Cynthia, Natural Sciences, University of Michigan - Dearborn, 39717 Peters, Canton, MI 48187, cpaslaws@umd.umich.edu
241-3243ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ON REEFS USING STABLE CARBON AND NITROGEN ISOTOPES FROM TWO GORGONIANS: RODRIGUES, Lisa, Geography & the Environment, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085, lisa.rodrigues@villanova.edu
241-3344BaseEMap: BASELINE CONCENTRATIONS OF ELEMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL INTEREST IN IOWA'S STREAM SEDIMENTS - YEAR THREE REPORT: POTTER, Lee S., Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa, 121 Latham Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, lee.potter@uni.edu
241-34Paper Withdrawn
241-3546MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION FROM NUTRIENT-RICH FRESHWATER INFLOWS IN LAKES AND URBAN ESTUARIES OF NEW YORK CITY, USA: DEFABIO, Darlene and DHAR, Ratan, Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of City University of New York, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, ddefabio@york.cuny.edu
241-3647ALTERNATIVES FOR RAINWATER STORAGE: PACHUCA DE SOTO (CENTRAL MEXICO) – A PRELIMINARY CASE STUDY: LIZÁRRAGA, Liliana1, BLANCO, Alberto2, TAPIA, Héctor J.2, OLGUÍN, F. Javier1, and OSTOS, J.A.1, (1) Área Académica de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Carr. Pachuca-Tulancingo km 4.5. Col. Carboneras, Mineral de la Reforma, 42184, Mexico, lililga.lm@gmail.com, (2) Área Académica de Ciencias de la Tierra y Materiales, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Carr. Pachuca-Tulancingo km 4.5. Col. Carboneras, Mineral de la Reforma, 42184, Mexico
241-3748PB IN URBAN ROAD DUST OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA: DISTRIBUTION AND GEOSTATISTICAL ANALYSES: KALENUIK, Alexander, Geosciencies, Georgia State University, PO Box 4105, Atlanta, GA 30302, akalenuik1@student.gsu.edu and DEOCAMPO, Daniel, Geosciences, Georgia State University, PO Box 4105, Atlanta, GA 30302
241-3849EVALUATING THE CAUSES OF HIGH BASEFLOW SUSPENDED SEDIMENT CONCENTRATIONS IN A SMALL SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA STREAM: PLETTA, Hilary N. and DOGWILER, Toby, Southeastern Minnesota Water Resources Center, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987-5838, hpletta06@winona.edu
241-3950MINERALOGICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL ATTRIBUTES OF MIDCONTINENT RIFT: APPLICATION AS A TARGET FOR CO2 SEQUESTRATION: ABOUSIF, Alsedik M. and WRONKIEWICZ, David J., Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, 1400 N. Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO 65409, ama7xf@mail.mst.edu
241-4051TEMPERATURE CONTROLS IN A SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA TROUT STREAM: DIETERMAN, Kristen E., Southeastern Minnesota Water Resources Center, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987-5838, kdieterman07@gmail.com and DOGWILER, Toby, Southeastern Minnesota Water Resources Center, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987-5838
241-4152IMPACTS OF COAL MINING ON THE SOIL PHOSPHORUS RESERVOIRS: RESULTS FROM THE ABANDONED FRIAR TUCK MINE SITE, SULLIVAN COUNTY, INDIANA: LATIMER, Jennifer C.1, TERRELL, Natash2, MAJOR, Laura3, and MCBRIDE, Windy J.1, (1) Dept. of Earth and Environmental Systems, Indiana State University, 600 Chestnut St, Terre Haute, IN 47809, Jen.Latimer@indstate.edu, (2) Department of Earth and Environmental Systems, Indiana State University, 600 Chestnut St, Terre Haute, IN 47809, (3) Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, Indiana State University, 600 Chestnut St, Terre Haute, IN 47809
241-4253ASSESSING THE ABILITY OF ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY IMAGING TO DISCERN LATERAL CHANGES IN SOIL MOISTURE: ARNOLD, Carl B., HARRIS, Katie M., and DOGWILER, Toby, Southeastern Minnesota Water Resources Center, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987-5838, carlbrunoarnold@gmail.com
241-4354AN EVOLVING ONLINE TOOL FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF HUMAN-ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS IN KARST LANDSCAPES: ALLEN, Victoria1, POLK, Jason2, NORTH, Leslie3, GROVES, Chris4, and HUTCHISON, Taylor3, (1) Western Kentucky University, Dept. of Geography and Geology Hoffman Institute, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101, victoria.allen588@topper.wku.edu, (2) Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, Dept. of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, EST 428, Bowling Green, KY 42101, (3) Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, Department of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101, (4) Western Kentucky University, Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101

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