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Theses & Dissertations: 2009 - 2000

The following is a record of graduates of the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, organized by year, name, degree and major. If you note any errors on this list or would like to update any information, please forward the information to:

Sylvia Marshall
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2009

Armando Altamira-Areyan PhD Geology Spring 2009 Burke
The Ribbon Continent of Northwestern South America
Nathan Bedford MS Geology Spring 2009 Murphy
Structural Evolution of the Chalk Draw Half-Graben, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas
Casillas Megan Brock MS Geology Spring 2009 Chafetz
From Pristine to Diagenetically Altered Shell Material:Examples from the Texas Gulf Coast
Lize Chen PhD Geology Spring 2009 Casey
Application of Remote Sensing Techniques to Study the Neotectonics in the Northwestern Himalayan Fold and Thrust Belt Pakistan
Charles Inyang MS Geophysics Spring 2009 Castagna
Avo Analysis and Impedance Inversion For Fluid Prediction in Hoover Field Gulf of Mexico
Yangjun Liu MS Geophysics Spring 2009 Castagna
Asymptotic Calculation of the Biot's Waves in Porous Layered Fluid-Saturated Media
Ugojoh Odumah MS Geology Spring 2009 Dupre
Depositional Environments and Petrology of the Catahoula Formation in Walker County, East Central Texas
Chirag Parekh MS Geophysics Summer 2009 Castagna
Wavelets - A Study On Resolution
Grigoriy Perov MS Geology Spring 2009 Castagna
Pleistocene Shelf Margin Delta: Intradeltaiz Deformation and Sediment Bypasss North Gulf of Mexico
Jesus M. Rodriguez MS Geophysics Spring 2009 Castagna
Spectral Decomposition and Inversion:Case Study of A Production Area in the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska
Steven L. Wright MS Geophysics Spring 2009 Castagna
A Case Study of Low Frequency Shadows
Ran Zhang PhD Geology Spring 2009 Murphy
Structural Evolution of Ayishan Detachment System
Fernando Ziegler MS Geophysics Summer 2009 Castagna
Acoustic and Electric Measurements of Shale Samples and Relationship to Pore Pressure

2008

Ilgar Azizov MS Geophysics Spring 2008 Castagna
Numerical Studying of Simulation of Fluid Flow into Permeable Formation and Its Effect On Acoustic Full Wave Form
Mary Sue Bell PhD Geology Summer 2008 Snow
Shock Metamorphism of Carbonates
Marcelo Benabentos MS Geophysics Fall 2008 Castagna
Bulk Density Estimation in Tight Sandstones Based On a Well Log Interpretation Model
Sushanta Bose PhD Geology Summer 2008 Chafetz
Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures (Miss) in Siliciclastic Sediments
Hongmei Cao PhD Geophysics Fall 2008 Castagna
Reflection Attenuation Tomography and Ray-Count Weighted Multi-Scale Tomography
Bridget McEvoy Day MS Atmospheric Science Fall 2008 Rappenglueck
Characteristics of the Nocturnal Boundary Layer in Houston, Texas During Tex Aqs II
Richard Engelkemeir PhD Geology Spring 2008 Khan
Evaluating Houston Area Neotectonics Using Gis and Remote Sensing Techniques
Scott Falconer MS Geophysics Spring 2008 Khan
Attribute-Driven Suppression of Footprint
James H. Flynn III MS Atmospheric Science Summer 2008 Lefer
Impacts of Clouds and Aerosols on Ozone Photochemistry in Southwest Texas
Aslan Gassiyev MS Geology Fall 2008 Castagna
Mixing Models and Fram Moduli Bounds in Complex Lithologies
Raquel Hicks MS Geology Fall 2008 Murphy
Structural Evolution of the Canones Fault System, North-Central New Mexico
Alexksandar Jeremic MS Geophysics Fall 2008 Castagna
Constrained Non-Linear Seismic Inversion to Evaluate a Net-To-Gross Ratio Og Hydrocarbon Reservoir
Fong Ngan PhD Geophysics Spring 2008 Byun
Classification of Weather Patterns and Improvement of Meteorological Inputs For Texas-Ii Air Quality Simulations
Thang Nguyen PhD Geophysics Fall 2008 Castagna
High Resolution Seismic Reflectivity Invasion
Fong Ngan PhD Geophysics Spring 2008 Byun
Classification of Weather Patterns and Improvement of Meteorological Inputs For Texas-Ii Air Quality Simulations
Monica Patel MS Atmospheric Science Spring 2008  
A Case Study on the Local Wind Circulation and its Role on Ozone Concentrations in the Houston Area
Jeremy Provost MS Geophysics Fall 2008 Castagna
Thin Bed Thickness Estimation from Variable Affects: Comparison of Results Using Dft and Exponential Pursuit Deccomposition
Hernan Reijenstein MS Geology Spring 2008 Bhattacharya
Seismic Geomorphology and High Resolution Seismic Stratigraphy of Inner Shelf Fluvial Deltaic & Marine Sequeces, Gulf of Thailand
Haitao Ren PhD Geophysics Summer 2008 Hilterman
Frequeny Dependency of Seismic Amplitude Based On Poroelastic Wave Propagation
James L. Strasen PhD Geology Spring 2008 Chafetz
Depositional Environments of the Middle Jurassic Lower Sundance Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
Yijie Zhou PhD Geology Fall 2008 Chafetz
The Characteristics and Genesis of Caliches in Texas and the Controlling Factors
Zhengyun Zhou PhD Geophysics Fall 2008 Castagna
Conversion of Seismic Data to Rock-Property Attributes

2007

Olufemi Akanbi MS Geophysics May 2007 Hilterman
Post Stack Seismic Amplitudes in the Deep-Water Gulf of Mexico
Neda Bundalo PhD Geophysics Summer 2007 Hall
Integrated Geophysical Studies of Continental Transforms: San Andreas and Alpine Faults
Mary Canino MS Geology Spring 2007 Copeland
A Field Diffusion Study of Helium in Calcite Using the (U+Th)/He Dating Method For Low Temperature Thermochronology
Arindam Chakraborty MS Geology Summer 2007 Casey
14c Dating of the Chicot Aquifer Water, Texas Gulf Coast Evaluation of an 8-13c Correction For Carbon Sources Other Than from Calcite Reactions
Timothy Ray Chapman MS Geophysics Spring 2007 Hilterman
Geophysical Formation Analysis from Modem Borehole Measurements, Frio Formation, Gulf of Mexico
Ching-Wen Chen MS Geophysics Fall 2007 Zhou
Analyzing the Resolvability of Crustal Velocity Anomalies Beneath Tibet
Mingya Chen MS Geophysics Spring 2007 Hilterman
Fracture Imaging and Anisotropy Characterization With Physical Modeling Data
Craig Clements PhD Geoph/Atmo Sci Spring 2007 Zhong
Experimental Studies of Fire-Atmospheric Intrations During Grass Fires
Violeta Coarfa PhD Geophysics Spring 2007 Byun
Air Quality Modeling of Selected Aromatic and Non-Aromatic Air Toxics in the Houston Urban and Industrial Airshed
Katrina Cox MS Geology Summer 2007 Copeland
Calcite Fossils As U/He Thermochronometers
Milos Cvetkovic MS Geophysics Fall 2007 Zhou
Some Applications of Wavelet Transform in Seismic Data Processing
Beata H. Czader PhD Geophysics Summer 2007 Byun
Study of the Impact of Vocs On Ozone Formation Inder Houston-Galvestion Atmospheric Conditions
Diana Dragoi-Stavar PhD Geophysics Summer 2007 Hall
Integrated Geophysical Study of Th Conjugate Passive Margins of South West Africa & South America
Michael Frismanis MS Geophysics Summer 2007 Zhou
Numerical Simulation As a Tool For Assistance in Analysis of offshore Brazil Salt Proxmity Data
Byron Golden MS Geophysics Summer 2007 Marfurt
Geometric Attribute Analysis On a Physical Model of Horizontal Transverse Isotrpy
Jana Gray MS Geology Summer 2007 Khan
Establishing the Temporal and Compositional Relationships Among Lava Flows of Craters of the Moon National Monu, Idaho
Hao Guo PhD Geology Fall 2007 Marfurt
Methods to Improve Computer-Assisted Seismic Interpretation Using Seismic Attributes
Douglas Hinkle MS Geology Summer 2007 Dupre
Delineating Channel Migration Zones Along the Trinity River Liberty County Texas
Jian Huang MS Geology Fall 2007 Casey
Whole Rock Trace Element Geochemistry of Metamorphic Site
Taehyeong Lee MS Geophysics Spring 2007 Zhou
An Analysis of Hydrocarbon Potential of the Ulleung Basin in the Korenan Continental Margins
Sean Lewis MS Geology Summer 2007 Marfurt
Attribute Aided Interpretation of Common Angle Volumes
Li Li PhD Geophysics Summer 2007 Zhou
Mapping P-Wave Crustal Structure Using Deformable Layer Tomiography in Southern California
Ronald Mart MS Geology Spring 2007 Khan
North American Alkaline Rock and Carbonatite Distribution and Their Relationship to Rifts and Suture Zones
Jose Omana MS Geophysics Spring 2007 Zhou
Tti Anistropic Velocity Model Building For Cusinan-Cupiagua Sur Using Well Tomography
Gabriel Perez PhD Geophysics Spring 2007 Marfurt
Methods to Improve the Quality and Resolution of Prestack Migrated Seismic Images
Ryan Perna MS Geophysics Spring 2007 Rappenglueck
An Insight into the Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere During Texaqs Ii
Jose Omana MS Geophysics Spring 2007 Zhou
Tti Anistropic Velocity Model Building For Cusinan-Cupiagua Sur Using Well Tomography
Gabriel Perez PhD Geophysics Spring 2007 Marfurt
Methods to Improve the Quality and Resolution of Prestack Migrated Seismic Images
Ryan Perna MS Geophysics Spring 2007 Rappenglueck
An Insight into the Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere During Texaqs II
Veronica Sanchez MS Geology Fall 2007 Murphy
Structural Evolution of the Neogene Gar Basin Western Tibet: Implications For Bend Development and Drainage Patterns
Kamran Zahid MS Geophysics Fall 2007 Casey
Detachment and the Extent of Shortening Across the Panas Basin, Coahuila, Mexico
Bo Zhao PhD Geophysics Spring 2007 Zhou
Seismic Discrimination of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Using Vector Machine and Spectral Decomposition

2005

Jonathan Baker MS Geology Fall 2005 Evans
Geologic & Geochemical Controls On the Generation & Accumulation of Coalbed Methane in Southeastern Sandwash Basin, Colorado
Kegan Boyer PhD Geology Fall 2005 Casey
Geochemistry of Basalts, Gabbros and Ultramaticrocks from 14n to 16n, Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Martin Cassidy PhD Geology Fall 2005 Lawrence
Occurrence and Origin of Free Carbon Dioxide Gas Deposits in the Earth's Continental Crust
Marija Djordjevic MS Geophysics Fall 2005 Marfurt
Sensitivity of Imaging to Seismic Anisotropy Mayamar Vacuum Field, NM
Warren Duncan PhD Geophysics Spring 2005 Zhou
A Deterministric Evaluation of Seismic Fideldy Velocity Analysis to Improve Surface Seismic Imaging Around Vinton Dome, LA
Joel Anthony Famini MS Geophysics Fall 2005 Marfurt
Effect of Boutique Processing On Geometric Attributes: a Permian Basin Case Study
Gorka Garcia MS Geophysics Fall 2005 Li
Feasibility of Using Marine Transient Electromagnetic For Hydrocarbon Applications
Mariana Gherasim PhD Geophysics Summer 2005 Marfurt
3-D Vsp Elastic Kirchhoff Pre-Stack Depth Migration Vinton Dome LA
Alexandru Maxiimciuc MS Geology Spring 2005 Copeland
The Magmatic Evolution of M-Series and C-Series Basalts Within the Context of the Grenadines Islands-Southern Lesser Antilles
Banerji Debleena PhD Geology Spring 2005 Casey
Geochemistry Of Gabbroic Rocks, Hole 1105A, Leg 179 Atlantis Ii Gracture Zone, Southwest Indian Ridge:Formation Of Oceanic Crust At An Ultra Slow Spreading Ridge
Oluwayomi Oyedele MS Geology Summer 2005 Dupre
3-D High Resolution Seismic Imaging of Middle-Late Quate Depostional Systems
Nebojsa Pralica MS Geophysics Fall 2005 Zhou
A Revisit of Near Surface Static Corrections With Deformable Layer Tomography
Andrea Quintanilla MS Geology Spring 2005 Casey
Geochemical Analysis of Siliciclastics Across the Iberian Continental Margin
Alexandru Maxiimciuc MS Geology Spring 2005 Copeland
The Magmatic Evolution of M-Series and C-Series Basalts Within the Context of the Grenadines Islands-Southern Lesser Antilles
Oluwayomi Oyedele MS Geology Summer 2005 Dupre
3-D High Resolution Seismic Imaging of Middle-Late Quate Depostional Systems
Nebojsa Pralica MS Geophysics Fall 2005 Zhou
A Revisit of Near Surface Static Corrections With Deformable Layer Tomography
Andrea Quintanilla MS Geology Spring 2005 Casey
Geochemical Analysis of Siliciclastics Across the Iberian Continental Margin
Simon Shaw PhD Geophysics Spring 2005 Weglein
An Inverse Scattering Series Algorithum For Depth Imaging of Reflection Data froma Layered Acoustic Medium With An Unknown Velocity Model
Yves Simon MS Geophysics Fall 2005 Marfurt
Stress and Fracture Characterization N a Shale Reservoir, North Texas
Rachel Sissenwein MS Geology Fall 2005 Reid
Nature of the Spinel Phase in Ordinary Chondrites
Jerry Howard Wagstaff MS Geology Spring 2005 Reid
Electronic Detection of Crystallization in the System 2feo-Sio2-Feo
Lili Yu MS Geology Summer 2005 Casey
Spectral and Lithologic Mapping of Bay of Islands Ophiolite Complex Using Landat Etm+ and Sir-C Data Newfoundland Canada
Yong Zhou PhD Geology Fall 2005 Casey
Structural Evolution of the Sierra Madre Oriental Fold-Thrust Belt, East Cental Mexico

2004

Saleh Al-Dossary PhD Geophysics Spring 2004 Marfurt
Multi-Trace Seismic Attributes For Fracture Detection
Christopher Angel PhD Geology Spring 2004 Dupre
Depositional Environments and Geotechnical Properties of the Beaumont Formation Brazoria County, Texas
Dale Bird PhD Spring 2004 Hall
Jurassic Tectonics of the Gulf of Mexico and Central Atlantic Ocean
Paul Burgess BS Geology Summer 2004 Murphy
Geometry and Kinematics of Recent Deformation of the Himalayan Winter Land, Southwest Tibet & Northwest Nepal
Vsevolod Egorov PhD Geophysics Spring 2004  
Bathymetry Gravity and Magnetic Data Study Between 14 and 16n Mid-Altlantic Ridge Evidence For Large Scale Mechan Extens
Rajendra Prasad Eti MS Geophysics Spring 2004 Hall
An Integrated Geophysical Study of the Vinton Salt Dome Calcasieu Parish LA
Dongjun Fu MS Geophysics Fall 2004 Marfurt
Rock Properties & Seismic Attributes Analysis of Hert Reservoirs in the Devonian Thirtyone Formation, West Texas
Hao Guo MS Geology Fall 2004 Capuano
Geochemical Investigation of the Origin of Frio-Reservoired Oils from Southeast Texas Basin
Zhiqiang Guo PhD Geophysics Fall 2004 Weglein
Single Streamer Wavelet Estimation:Extending Extinction Theorem Concepts Toward a Practical Solution
Ahmed M. Hakami MS Geology Fall 2004 Evans
Petroleum System Analysis of the Triassic Sequence of the Central and Eastern Saudi Arabia
Katarina Jovanovic MS Geophysics Fall 2004 Marfurt
P and Sv Polarization Filtering of a Multicomponent Vector Vsp
Ivana Lazarevic MS Geophysics Fall 2004 Marfurt
The Impact of Kirchhoff and Wave Equation Migration On Lateral Resolution
Gary Stuart Martin MS Geophysics Spring 2004 Marfurt
The Marmousiz Model Elastic Synthetic Data and An Analysis of Imaging and Avo in a Structurally Complex Environment
Sonya Punch MS Geology Spring 2004 Dupre
Provenance and Depositional Environment of Eocene Rocks in Trinidad and Barbados
Sonya Punch MS Geology Spring 2004 Dupre
Provenance and Depositional Environment of Eocene Rocks in Trinidad and Barbados
Connie Vanschuyver MS Geophysics Spring 2004 Marfurt
3d Refraction Migration For Depth Imaging of West Africa Salt Walls

2003

Tathagata Banga MS Geology Spring 2003 Capuano
Tracing Salt Dissolution Fluid Sources & Mixing in the Vicinity of The South Liberty Salt Dome in South East Texas Gulf Coast
Fang-Yi Cheng MS Geophysics Summer 2003 Byun
A Study of Meteorological Conditions Causing High Ozone Episodes in the Houston-Galveston Area With Land Surface Modeling
Claudio D'agosto MS Geophysics Summer 2003 Marfurt
Birefringence Analysis At Borburata Field For Fracture Characterization
Srinivasa Pradad Jyosyula MS Geophysics Fall 2003 Marfurt
Azimuthally Dependent Seismic Attribute Analysis
Srinivasa Pradad Jyosyula MS Geophysics Fall 2003 Marfurt
Azimuthally Dependent Seismic Attribute Analysis
John J. Kimbro MS Geophysics Fall 2003 Zhou
A Case Study On 3d Pre-Stark Depth Imaging For the Vinton Dome
Sonja Kisin MS Geophysics Summer 2003 Zhou
Tomographic Velocity Model Building: Application to Vintone Dome Vsp Data
Qingliang Lin MS Geophysics Summer 2003 Zhou
A Study of Loong offset Seismic Imaging With An Upgraded Physical Modeling System
William J. O'hara MS Geophysics Fall 2003 Reid
Drainage Analysis of Noachian Martian Valley Networks
Dmitri Pistoun PhD Geophysics Fall 2003 Casey
Understanding the Emplacement and Exposure of Ultramafic Complexes Along One Mid-Atlantic Ridge Between 20n&24n
William J. O'hara MS Geophysics Fall 2003 Reid
Drainage Analysis of Noachian Martian Valley Networks
Dmitri Pistoun PhD Geophysics Fall 2003 Casey
Understanding the Emplacement and Exposure of Ultramafic Complexes Along One Mid-Atlantic Ridge Between 20n&24n
David Rajmon PhD Geology Summer 2003 Reid
Aspects of Meteorite Impact Petrogenesis of Breccias, Stratigraphic Record of Impact, Impact Crates As Probes of Planetary Crusts
Douglas Reid PhD Geology Spring 2003 Casey
Major Trace & Rare Earth Whole Rock Geochemical Analyses of the Early to Middle Paleozoic Strata of the Ouachita Orogenic Belt
Constantin Sandu MS Geology Summer 2003 Evans
Time/Temperature Constraints On the Generation of Biogenic Methane Gas in Natural Gas
Pedram Zarian MS Geology Spring 2003 Casey
Integration of Borehole Imaging and Microstructural Analyses of Plutonic Rocks from Hole 1105a, Odp Leg 179 SW Indian Ridge

2002

Halit Alhan MS Geophysics Fall 2002 Zhou
Evaluation of Extrapolation By Deterministic Deconvolution
Mohammed Al-Otaibi PhD Geophysics Spring 2002 Zhou
Thin-Bed Amplitude-Versus offset
Khalid Al-Rufaii PhD Geophysics Spring 2002 Zhou
Seismic Tomography in Areas Associated With Complex Near-Surface Structure
Luis Bernardo MS Fall 2002 Evans
Petroleum Systems Analysis of the Orinolo Platform, offshore Eastern Venezuela
Thomas Bjorklund PhD Geology Spring 2002 Burke
Evolution of the Whitlier Fold-Fault System of the Northeastern Los Angeles Basin, California
Leslie Cirilo MS Geology Fall 2002 Chafetz
Transgressive Estvarine Fill of An Incised Paleovalley, Upper Mississippian Chesterian Series, Shuck Field Area, Seward City
Patricia Gonzales MS Geology Summer 2002 Sheriff
Applying Seismic Facies Recognition Technology & Attribute Analysis to the Forbes Formation, Grimes Field, California
Burcin Inanli MS Geophysics Fall 2002 Marfurt
Impacts of Acquisition Footprint On Seismic Attribute Analysis
Patricia Pstoun-Gonzales MS Geophysics Fall 2002 Sheriff
Applying Sesimic Facies Recognition Technology (Neural Networks) & Attribute Analysis to the Forbes Formation
Patricia Pstoun-Gonzales MS Geophysics Fall 2002 Sheriff
Applying Sesimic Facies Recognition Technology (Neural Networks) & Attribute Analysis to the Forbes Formation

2001

Ivan G. Gomez MS Geology Spring 2001 Burke
Structural Style & Evolution of the Cuisa Fault System, Guajira, Colombia
Sean A. Guidry PhD Geology Fall 2001 Chafetz
Depositional and Diagenetic Facies in Siliceous Hotsprings: Examples from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Christian Harding PhD Geology Spring 2001 Casey
Multi-Sensory Investigation Og Geoscientific Data: Adding Touch and Sound to 3D Visualization and Modeling
Ricko Wardhana MS Geophysics Summer 2001 Marfurt
Analysis of Time-Lapse Seismic Technology Using a Physical Model of a Porous Channel Sand
Yongqiang Wu PhD Geology Spring 2001 Chafetz
Petrography, Geochemistry and Diagenesis of the Mississippian Caronate Mud-Mounds Limestones from the Alamogordo
Yaoyang Yan MS Geology Spring 2001 Casey
Morpho-Tectonics and Geochemistry Characteristics of Siqueiros Transform East Pacific Rise
Alexandre Zamorouev MS Geophysics Spring 2001 Zhou
Auto Picking of Seismic Reflections

2000

Hector Alfonso MS Geophysics Fall 2000 Zhou
Seismic Imaging and Analysis Over Colombian Foothills
Zhiqiang Guo PhD Geology Fall 2000 Casey
The Geochemical Structure of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Axis
Kiseong Hyeong PhD Geology Summer 2000 Capuano
Evidence of Fluid Expulsion from the Geopressured Sediment
Sangmyung D. Kim MS Summer 2000 Zhou
P-And S-Wave Velocity Structures of the Sigsbee Abyssal Plain of the Gulf of Mexico from Ocean Bottom Seismometer Data