Archive | January 2016

Discover Science Lecture Series—David Quammen—February 4th

Discover Science Lecture Series
David Quammen—
February 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Ebola and Beyond: Scary Viruses in a Globalized World

Discover Science Lecture Series: David Quammen
Ebola and Beyond: Scary Viruses in a Globalized World

“Science author and journalist David Quammen will give a lecture about the problems and dangers surrounding new viruses such as MERS, SARS, and Ebola that threaten global civilization. Quammen will discuss his travels for research for his book “Spillover,” and his other travels when he was investigating the outbreak of Ebola for ‘National Geographic.’ He will also introduce common themes between the new viruses and other discussions of the impact from these recent outbreaks.” (from UNR Events Calendar, please see link below)

http://events.unr.edu/event/discover_science_lecture_series_david_quammen#.VqudtU32ZaQ

http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2016/david-quammen-discover-science-lecture

http://www.unr.edu/dsls

Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Davidson Mathematics and Science Center, Redfield Auditorium:
http://www.unr.edu/around-campus/facilities/davidson

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Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology—February 4th

Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology
Peter Vikre—
February 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Diverse Mineral Deposits in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County, Nevada:
A 250 m.y. Record of Magmatism, Metasomatism, and Tectonism

The CREG program invites you to attend on Thursday February 4th the 22st annual Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology.

The speaker is Peter Vikre from the U.S. Geological Survey, whose talk is entitled “Diverse Mineral Deposits in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County, Nevada: A 250 m.y. Record of Magmatism, Metasomatism, and Tectonism.

The lecture is at 3:30 in the Theater on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the UNR campus:
http://www.unr.edu/around-campus/facilities/crowley

Please attend and learn the latest and greatest on the metallogeny of the Humboldt Range, which has been a hotbed for exploration in recent years.

Parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, on the 16th Street exit, located off of North Virginia St. Here is a PDF map identifying the West Stadium Parking Complex, this is the only complex that you can use this parking code.
http://www.unr.edu/Documents/administration-finance/Parking/2015-2016%20campus%20zone%20map%20FINAL.pdf

You will need a receipt from one of the two kiosks located within the parking complex. The code for the event is #2016001.

As a reminder, your will need to follow these steps:

1) Press the B button at the top screen

2) Press the # sign along with the 2016001 on the bottom keypad

3) Press OK (D button) at the top screen

The machine will then dispense the permit that needs to be placed face up on your dashboard. You may need to reach up under the door flap as the paper may roll up.

Again, many thanks for your support of the CREG program. We look forward to seeing you on the 4th!

John Muntean, Ph.D
Director, Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology (CREG)
Arthur Brant Chair in Exploration Geology
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mail Stop 178
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557-0178 USA
775-682-8748
fax 775-784-1709
munteanj@unr.edu
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/staff/johnmuntean.html
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/CREG/

NPGS Monthly Dinner Meeting – RSVP by Feb. 2nd

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Nevada Petroleum & Geothermal Society Monthly Dinner Meeting:

Ileana Tibuleac—Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Development of a Low Cost Method to Estimate the Seismic Signature of a Geothermal Field from Ambient Seismic Noise Analysis

Ramada Reno Hotel
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512
Hosted Cocktail Reception 6:30, Skyline Bar, 14th Floor
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
NPGS Members $20, Non-Members $23, Students $10

SPEAKER: Ileana Tibuleac, PhD; Research Seismologist, Assistant Professor, UNR

TOPIC:  Development of a Low Cost Method to Estimate the Seismic Signature of a Geothermal Field from Ambient Seismic Noise Analysis

Abstract: A new, cost effective and non-invasive exploration method using ambient seismic noise has been tested at Soda Lake, NV. It was demonstrated that, with the advantage of S-velocity models, a passive seismic reflection survey, although with lower resolution, reproduces the results of the active survey when the ambient seismic noise is not contaminated by cultural noise. Ambient noise resolution is less at depth (below 1500m) compared to the active survey. In general, the results are very promising and useful information can be recovered from ambient seismic noise, including dipping features.

A 2D shear wave velocity model has been obtained for the first time in Soda Lake using surface waves extracted from ambient seismic noise at depth higher than the depth of a typical reflection survey. Through innovative signal processing techniques, periods not typically recorded with high frequency sensors were analyzed in this study to obtain seismic velocity model information.

New seismic parameters such as entropy, stochastic parameters (Correlation Length and Hurst number) and spectral features extracted from active and passive surveys have high potential to indicate geothermal favorability through their correlation with high temperature anomalies and are indicators of faults, thus reducing the uncertainty in fault identification.

Biography: Ileana is a research seismologist, with a faculty position at assistant professor level, at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Ileana received a Ph. D. in Geophysics from Southern Methodist University in May, 1999, with a dissertation entitled: “Array Measurements of P and PcP Slowness Residuals with Implications for Lateral Heterogeneity in the Lower Mantle beneath the Caribbean Sea and Other Geophysical Studies.” Ileana’s graduate adviser was Dr. Eugene Herrin. An article with the same title, one of the three in my thesis, was published in the journal Science.

Ileana recently (2014) finished work on a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in the part time program at the University of Nevada Reno.

https://sites.google.com/site/tibuleacileana/[sites.google.com]

Cocktail Reception Hosted by: Paul Graham Drilling and GEO Drilling Fluids

Please RSVP for the Dinner Meeting by Tuesday, Feb 2 with the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ahTxXXoE4WA5tIxhmpsQn10-VZ8x6jJyDcJUIreWT7E/viewform[docs.google.com]

If you find that you cannot attend, please email Vicki Ehni at vehni@aol.com or call at 775-720-6387.

NPGS will be charged for all no shows. Thank you for your consideration.

Job Announcements from BLM

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We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Geologist;
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2016-0050;
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Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0053;
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Job Description:  Forester
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0052
Location(s) of position:  Grants Pass, OR, US
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Job Description:  Forester (O&C Lands)
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0056
Location(s) of position:  Tillamook, OR, US
Salary:  $59,246 – $77,019
Applications will be accepted until:  02/02/2016.
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Job Description:  Planning and Environmental Specialist;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0049;
Location(s) of position:  Lakeview, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,403 – $62,920;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/10/2016.
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Job Description:  Environmental Protection Specialist;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0048;
Location(s) of position:  Medford, OR, US;
Salary:  $71,012 – $92,316;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/09/2016.
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Job Description:  Project Manager (Burning Man);
Announcement Number:  NV Merit-2016-0109;
Location(s) of position:  Winnemucca, NV, US;
Salary:  $69,497 – $90,344;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/08/2016.
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Position Information:
Job Description:  Project Manager (Burning Man);
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2016-0039;
Location(s) of position:  Winnemucca, NV, US;
Salary:  $69,497 – $90,344;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/08/2016.
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Position Information:
Job Description:  Property Management Specialist
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0047
Location(s) of position:  Vale, OR, US
Salary:  $48,968 – $63,654
Applications will be accepted until:  02/03/2016.
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Position Information:
Job Description:  Natural Resources Specialist
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2016-0046
Location(s) of position:  Las Vegas, NV, US
Salary:  $49,054 – $77,154
Applications will be accepted until:  02/05/2016.
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Position Information:
Job Description:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  NV Merit-2016-0120;
Location(s) of position:  Elko, NV, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/01/2016.
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Position Information:
Job Description:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2016-0044;
Location(s) of position:  Elko, NV, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/01/2016.
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AEG Meeting—Earthquake Hazards in Carson City—by Craig dePolo

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ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGISTS, GREAT BASIN SECTION (AEG)

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

Thursday, January 21, 2016
SPEAKER: Dr. Craig dePolo, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

“The Capital of Earthquake Country: Earthquake Hazards in Carson City”

LOCATION:
RAPSCALLION SEAFOOD HOUSE & BAR
1555 S. WELLS AVENUE, RENO, NEVADA 89502

SOCIAL HOUR: 5:30 PM, DINNER: 6:30 PM

PRESENTATION: 7:00 PM

RSVP NO LATER THAN 5 PM, TUESDAY JANUARY 19
@ 775¬221¬1369 or justin.mcdougal@amecfw.com

Cost: Members: $25.00; non¬members: $29.00

The first 4 students that RSVP and check in at the registration table will be sponsored this month compliments of Wood Rodgers.

ABSTRACT
Carson City has the highest earthquake hazard in Nevada and, perhaps, in the entire Basin and Range Province. Several historical earthquakes have shaken the city, including one of the most damaging earthquakes in Nevada, the 1887 Carson City earthquake. Background earthquakes, magnitude 3 and smaller, are frequent. Areas of persistent background seismicity include the northern part of Carson City, south of Prison Hill, and the northern Pine Nut Mountains. Several young earthquake faults exist in and around Carson City. Larger faults bound the mountains and smaller faults are within the mountains and/or basins. There is evidence in the geologic record of local paleoearthquakes with magnitudes in the upper 6 to 7 range, some of which were ~200 years apart along a single fault. Probability calculations indicate it is likely (78–79%) Carson City will experience Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) VI shaking levels over a 50-year time period. The probability of damaging MMI VII shaking over a 50-year time period the probability is 55–57%. Carson City also faces potential surface ruptures, earthquake-induced liquefaction, and earthquake-induced landslides and rock falls.

BIOGRAPHY
Ph.D. Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1998
M.S. Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1989
B.S. Geology, California State University, Sacramento, 1982

Dr. dePolo is a Research Geologist for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering. His areas of expertise include paleoseismology, earthquake hazard characterization, neotectonics, and Quaternary geology. He has professional experience as an assistant technician in the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, as a consulting geologist for D.B. Slemmons, and as a teaching assistant in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0038
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Position Information:
Job Description:  Geologist
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0045
Location(s) of position:  Prineville, OR, US
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019
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