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Works from 2021

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Landslide inventory and susceptibility models considering the landslide typology using deep learning: Himalayas, India, Somnath Bera, Vaibhav Kumar Upadhyay, Balamurugan Guru, and Thomas Oommen

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Remote sensing-based statistical approach for defining drained lake basins in a continuous Permafrost region, North Slope of Alaska, Helena Bergstedt, Benjamin M. Jones, Kenneth M Hinkel, Louise Farquharson, Benjamin V. Gaglioti, Andrew D. Parsekian, Mikhail Kanevskiy, Noriaki Ohara, Amy L. Breen, Rodrigo C. Rangel, Guido Grosse, and Ingmar Nitze

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Physical modeling of fluid-filled fractures using the dynamic photoelasticity technique, Haitao Cao, Ezequiel F. Medici, and Roohollah Askari

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A GIS Tool for Infinite Slope Stability Analysis (GIS-TISSA), R. Escobar-Wolf, Jonathon Sanders, C. L. Vishnu, Thomas Oommen, and K. S. Sajinkumar

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Characterizing soil stiffness using thermal remote sensing and machine learning, Jordan Ewing, T. Oommen, Paramsothy Jayakumar, and Russell Alger

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Equity in Designing a Summer International Research Experience: Recruitment and Partnerships for a Graduate Field School in El Salvador, John S. Gierke, Luke Bowman, Emily Clark, Kari B. Henquinet, and Angie Carter

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Synergistic use of ASTER, L-band ALOS PALSAR, and hyperspectral AVIRIS-NG data for exploration of lode type gold deposit – A study in Hutti Maski Schist Belt, India, Arindam Guha, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Thomas Oommen, K. Vinod Kumar, and Sandip Kumar Roy

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Potentials of airborne hyperspectral aviris-ng data in the exploration of base metal deposit—a study in the parts of Bhilwara, Rajasthan, Arindam Guha, Uday Kumar Ghosh, Joyasree Sinha, Amin Beiranvand Pour, Ratnakar Bhaisal, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Nikhil Kumar Baranval, Nisha Rani, K. Vinod Kumar, and Pamaraju V.N. Rao

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Effect of Spectral Bandwidths on Linear Feature Extraction: An Evaluation of Landsat ETM+ and OLI Sensors, Ali Imanian, Adel Asadi, Majid Hashemi Tangestani, Saeid Homayouni, and Ali Faghih

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Calculation of Real Evapotranspiration by the Application of Metric Method on Landsat-8 Data, Ali Imanian, Majid Hashemi Tangestani, Adel Asadi, and Mohammad Zare

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New effective spectral matching measures for hyperspectral data analysis, Chandan Kumar, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Thomas Oommen, and Arindam Guha

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Multi-sensor datasets-based optimal integration of spectral, textural, and morphological characteristics of rocks for lithological classification using machine learning models, Chandan Kumar, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Thomas Oommen, Arindam Guha, and Abhijeet Mukherjee

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Evaluating the state-of-the-art in remote volcanic eruption characterization Part I: Raikoke volcano, Kuril Islands, Kathleen McKee, Cassandra M. Smith, Kevin Reath, Eveanjelene Snee, Sean Maher, Robin S. Matoza, Simon Carn, Larry Mastin, Kyle Anderson, David Damby, Diana C. Roman, Artem Degterev, Alexander Rybin, Marina Chibisova, Jelle D. Assink, Rodrigo de Negri Leiva, and Anna Perttu

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Significance of the spatial resolution of DEM in regional slope stability analysis Enguri Dam, Republic of Georgia, Ian Nichols, John S. Gierke, Thomas Oommen, and Maria Diletta Acciaro

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Decision-Making for Autonomous Mobility Using Remotely Sensed Terrain Parameters in Off-Road Environments, Vijitashwa Pandey, Jeremy Bos, Jordan Ewing, Sam Kysar, Thomas Oommen, William Smith, Paramsothy Jayakumar, and David Gorsich

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Correspondence of PSInSAR monitoring and Settle3 modelling at Cochin International Airport, SW India, B. Pooja, T. Oommen, K. S. Sajinkumar, Ajith G. Nair, A. Rajaneesh, J. Aswathi, E. H. Bouali, and K. P. Thrivikramji

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Urbanization and its effects on water resources: Scenario of a tropical river basin in South India, S. P. Prasood, M. V. Mukesh, V. R. Rani, K. S. Sajinkumar, and K. P. Thrivikramji

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Geophysical Observations of Taliks Below Drained Lake Basins on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska, R. C. Rangel, A. D. Parsekian, L. M. Farquharson, B. M. Jones, N. Ohara, A. L. Creighton, B. V. Gaglioti, M. Kanevskiy, A. L. Breen, H. Bergstedt, V. E. Romanovsky, and K. M. Hinkel

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Quantifying Eruptive and Background Seismicity, Deformation, Degassing, and Thermal Emissions at Volcanoes in the United States During 1978–2020, K. Reath, M. E. Pritchard, D. C. Roman, T. Lopez, S. Carn, T. P. Fischer, Z. Lu, M. P. Poland, R. G. Vaughan, R. Wessels, L. L. Wike, and H. K. Tran

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Editorial-Special Issue: Landslides: Forecasting, Assessment and Mitigation, Neelima Satyam, Thomas Oommen, and Sabatino Cuomo

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Absence of a long-lived lunar paleomagnetosphere, John A. Tarduno, Rory D. Cottrell, Kristin Lawrence, Richard K. Bono, Wentao Huang, Catherine L. Johnson, Eric G. Blackman, Aleksey Smirnov, Miki Nakajima, Clive R. Neal, Tinghong Zhou, Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia, Hirokuni Oda, and Ben Crummins

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Revisiting the Recent Dust Trends and Climate Drivers Using Horizontal Visibility and Present Weather Observations, Xin Xi

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Suspended sediment yield modeling in Mahanadi River, India by multi-objective optimization hybridizing artificial intelligence algorithms, Arvind Yadav, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Sk Md Equeenuddin

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Source-receptor relationships for atmospheric mercury deposition in the context of global change, Huanxin Zhang, Shiliang Wu, and Eric M. Leibensperger

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Global health effects of future atmospheric mercury emissions, Yanxu Zhang, Zhengcheng Song, Shaojian Huang, Peng Zhang, Yiming Peng, Peipei Wu, Jing Gu, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Huanxin Zhang, Shiliang Wu, Feiyue Wang, Long Chen, Shuxiao Wang, and Ping Li

Works from 2020

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Using TanDEM-X to measure pyroclastic flow source location, thickness and volume: Application to the 3rd June 2018 eruption of Fuego volcano, Guatemala, F. Albino, J. Biggs, R. Escobar-Wolf, A. Naismith, M. Watson, J. C. Phillips, and G. A. Chigna Marroquin

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Recurring outburst floods from drained lakes: an emerging Arctic hazard, Christopher D. Arp, Benjamin M. Jones, Kenneth M Hinkel, Douglas L. Kane, Matthew S. Whitman, and Richard Kemnitz

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Quartz crystals in Toba rhyolites show textures symptomatic of rapid crystallization, Olivia Barbee, Craig A. Chesner, and Chad Deering

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Indicator-based approach for assigning physical vulnerability of the houses to landslide hazard in the Himalayan region of India, Somanth Bera, Balamurugan Guru, and Thomas Oommen

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Paleomagnetic evidence for modern-like plate motion velocities at 3.2 Ga, Alec R. Brenner, Roger R. Fu, David A.D. Evans, Aleksey V. Smirnov, Raisa Trubko, and Ian R. Rose

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Effect of Geometry and Fluid Viscosity on Dynamics of Fluid-Filled Cracks: Insights From Analog Experimental Observations, Haitao Cao, Ezequiel F. Medici, Gregory P. Waite, and Roohollah Askari

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Evaluating ecosystem service trade-offs along a land-use intensification gradient in central Veracruz, Mexico, Z. Carter Berry, Kelly W. Jones, Leon Rodrigo Gomez Aguilar, Russell G. Congalton, Friso Holwerda, Randall Kolka, Nathaniel Looker, Sergio Miguel Lopez Ramirez, Robert Manson, Alex Mayer, Lyssette Muñoz-Villers, Perla Ortiz Colin, Humberto Romero-Uribe, Leonardo Saenz, Juan Jose Von Thaden, Mariana Quetzalli Vizcaíno Bravo, Guadalupe Williams-Linera, and Heidi Asbjornsen

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Stochastic fracture simulation using pixel-based multiple-point geostatistics by integrating seismic radial anisotropy and well data: applications in two hydrology sites, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Roohollah Askari, Jer-Yu Jeng, Mohammed Abuzaied, and Alexander Miltenberger

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The enigmatic origin and emplacement of the Samosir Island lava domes, Toba Caldera, Sumatra, Indonesia, Craig A. Chesner, Olivia Barbee, and William C. McIntosh

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Utilizing hyperspectral remote sensing for soil gradation, Jordan Ewing, T. Oommen, Paramsothy Jayakumar, and Russell Alger

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Influence of Stress Sensitivity on Water-Gas Flow in Carbonate Rocks, Shuaishi Fu, Lianjin Zhang, Yingwen Li, Xuemei Lan, Roohollah Askari, Junjie Wang, Wen Wen, Xinze Li, Shaobin Cai, Ke Wang, Jie Liu, and Yushu Wang

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Reconstruction of the fossil hydrothermal system at Lake City caldera, Colorado, U.S.A.: Constraints for caldera-hosted geothermal systems, Thomas O. Garden, Isabelle Chambefort, Darren M. Gravley, Chad Deering, and Ben M. Kennedy

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Design and development of a machine vision system using artificial neural network-based algorithm for automated coal characterization, Amit Kumar Gorai, Simit Raval, Ashok Kumar Patel, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Tarini Gautam

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Reflectance spectroscopy-guided broadband spectral derivative approach to detect glauconite-rich zones in fossiliferous limestone, Kachchh region, Gujarat, India, Arindam Guha, Shovan Lal Chattoraj, Snehamoy Chatterjee, K. Vinod Kumar, P. V.N. Rao, and Ajoy K. Bhaumik

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Airborne imaging spectroscopy of igneous layered complex and their mapping using different spectral enhancement conjugated support vector machine models, Arindam Guha, Subhendu Mondal, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and K. Vinod Kumar

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Polarity and phase in reflection seismic data: Stratton field, Qiang Guo and Wayne D. Pennington

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Hybrid seismic inversion based on multi-order anisotropic Markov random field, Qiang Guo, Hongbing Zhang, Haitao Cao, Wei Xiao, and Feilong Han

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Constructing a complete landslide inventory dataset for the 2018 monsoon disaster in Kerala, India, for land use change analysis, Lina Hao, Rajaneesh A., Cees Van Westen, Sajinkumar K. S., Tapas Ranjan Martha, Pankaj Jaiswal, and Brian G. McAdoo

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Correlation of near surface fractures with seismic radial anisotropy: An approach for near surface fracture identification, Jer-Yu Jeng, Roohollah Askari, and Snehamoy Chatterjee

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Identifying historical and future potential lake drainage events on the western Arctic coastal plain of Alaska., Benjamin M Jones, Christopher D Arp, Guido Grosse, Ingmar Nitze, Mark J Lara, Matthew S Whitman, Louise M Farquharson, Mikhail Kanevskiy, Andrew D Parsekian, Amy L Breen, Nori Ohara, Rodrigo Correa Rangel, and Kenneth M Hinkel

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High-coercivity magnetic minerals in archaeological baked clay and bricks, Andrei Kosterov, Mary Kovacheva, Maria Kostadinova-Avramova, Pavel Minaev, Natalia Salnaia, Leonid Surovitskii, Svetlana Yanson, Elena Sergienko, and Petr Kharitonskii

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Version 2 Ozone Monitoring Instrument SO2 product (OMSO2 V2): New anthropogenic SO2 vertical column density dataset, Can Li, Nickolay A. Krotkov, Peter J.T. Leonard, Simon Carn, Joanna Joiner, Robert J.D. Spurr, and Alexander Vasilkov

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Overview of commonly used materials for coal spontaneous combustion prevention, Qing-Wei Li, Yang Xiao, Kai-Qi Zhong, Chi-Min Shu, Hui-Fei Lü, Jun Deng, and Shiliang Wu

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Aerial strategies advance volcanic gas measurements at inaccessible, strongly degassing volcanoes, E. J. Liu, A. Aiuppa, A. Alan, S. Arellano, M. Bitetto, N. Bobrowski, S. Carn, R. Clarke, E. Corrales, J. M. De Moor, J. A. Diaz, and M. Edmonds

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Genesis of rhyolitic melts in the upper crust: Fractionation and remobilization of an intermediate cumulate at Lake City caldera, Colorado, USA, Jordan Lubbers, Chad Deering, and Olivier Bachmann

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Enhanced thermal conductivity and reduced viscosity of aegirine-based VR/VGO nanofluids for enhanced thermal oil recovery application, Robert Mustafin, Abdallah D. Manasrah, Gerardo Vitale, Roohollah Askari, and Nashaat N. Nassar

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Open-pit mining complex optimization under uncertainty with integrated cut-off grade based destination policies, Amol Paithankar, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Ryan Goodfellow

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Simultaneous stochastic optimization of production sequence and dynamic cut-off grades in an open pit mining operation, Amol Paithankar, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Ryan Goodfellow, and Mohammad Wagner Ali Asad

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Reliability-Centered Maintenance of Rapier Dragline for Optimizing Replacement Interval of Dragline Components, Sanjay Kumar Palei, Smarak Das, and Snehamoy Chatterjee

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The historic events at Kīlauea Volcano in 2018: summit collapse, rift zone eruption, and Mw 6.9 earthquake: preface to the special issue, Matthew Patrick, Ingrid Johanson, Thomas Shea, and Greg Waite

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Crustal thickness, rift-drift and potential links to key global events, Timothy Paulsen, Chad Deering, Jakub Sliwinski, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Olivier Bachmann, and Marcel Guillong

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Unraveling the complex deformation pattern at Yellowstone plateau through seismicity and fracture analysis, E. Russo, A. Tibaldi, G. P. Waite, F. L. Bonali, F. Massin, and J. Farrell

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Multi-approach synergic investigation between land surface temperature and land-use land-cover, Prasenjit Saha, Subhajit Bandopadhyay, Chandan Kumar, and Chandana Mitra

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Picturing beach erosion and deposition trends using PSInSAR: an example from the non-barred southern west coast of India, K. S. Sajinkumar, H. S. Bincy, E. H. Bouali, T. Oommen, C. L. Vishnu, Y. Anilkumar, K. P. Thrivikramji, and S. Keerthy

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Improved rainfall threshold for landslides in data sparse and diverse geomorphic milieu: a cluster analysis based approach, K. S. Sajinkumar, S. Rinu, T. Oommen, C. L. Vishnu, K. R. Praveen, V. R. Rani, and C. Muraleedharan

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Quantifying the Anthropogenic Signature in Drylands of Central Asia and Its Impact on Water Scarcity and Dust Emissions, Irina N. Sokolik, Alexander I. Shiklomanov, Xin Xi, and Kirsten M. de Beurs

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Work in progress: Student perception of computer programming within engineering education: An investigation of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, Kelly S. Steelman, Michelle E. Jarvie-Eggart, Kay Tislar, Charles Wallace, Nathan Manser, Briana Bettin, and Leo C. Ureel II

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Developing risk assessment of push-back designs for an Indonesian coal mine under price uncertainty, Fanteri Suparno, Amol Paithankar, and Snehamoy Chatterjee

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Paleomagnetism indicates that primary magnetite in zircon records a strong Hadean geodynamo., John A Tarduno, Rory D Cottrell, Richard K Bono, Hirokuni Oda, William J Davis, Mostafa Fayek, Olaf van 't Erve, Francis Nimmo, Wentao Huang, Eric R Thern, Sebastian Fearn, Gautam Mitra, Aleksey Smirnov, and Eric G Blackman

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VolKilau: Volcano rapid response balloon campaign during the 2018 Kilauea eruption, J. P. Vernier, L. Kalnajs, J. A. Diaz, T. Reese, E. Corrales, A. Alan, H. Vernier, L. Holland, A. Patel, N. Rastogi, F. Wienhold, and S. Carn

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Catastrophic flood of August 2018, Kerala, India: Study of partitioning role of lineaments in modulating flood level using remote sensing data, C. L. Vishnu, V. R. Rani, K. S. Sajinkumar, T. Oommen, F. L. Bonali, S. Pareeth, K. P. Thrivikramji, B. G. McAdoo, Y. Anilkumar, A. Rajaneesh, and K. S. Sajinkumar

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Provenance and tectonic implications of the Carboniferous sediments in the Bainaimiao arc belt, northern margin of the North China Craton: evidence from detrital zircon U–Pb–Hf isotopes and trace elements, Xingan Wang, Chad Deering, Zhenghong Liu, Olivier Bachmann, and Marcel Guillong

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Petrogenesis and tectonic regime of two types of Neoarchaean amphibolites in the northern margin of the North China Craton, Xingan Wang, Chad Deering, Zhenghong Liu, Xiaojie Dong, Shichao Li, and Zhongyuan Xu

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Global aeolian dust variations and trends: a revisit of dust event and visibility observations from surface weather stations, Xin Xi

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Stress sensitivity of fractured and vuggy carbonate: An X‐ray computed tomography analysis, Yongfei Yang, Liu Tao, Haiyuan Yang, Stefan Iglauer, Xin Wang, Roohollah Askari, and et al.

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Flow simulation considering adsorption boundary layer based on digital rock and finite element method, Yong Fei Yang, Ke Wang, Qian Fei Lv, Roohollah Askari, Qing Yan Mei, Jun Yao, Jie Xin Hou, Kai Zhang, Ai Fen Li, and Chen Chen Wang

Works from 2019

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Post-fire debris flow modeling analyses: case study of the post-Thomas Fire event in California, Priscilla Addison and Thomas Oommen

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Assessment of post-wildfire debris flow occurrence using classifier tree, Priscilla Addison, Thomas Oommen, and Qiuying Sha

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Volcano monitoring from space using high-cadence planet CubeSat images applied to Fuego Volcano, Guatemala, Anna Aldeghi, Simon Carn, Rudiger Escobar-Wolf, and Gianluca Groppelli

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Potential of airborne hyperspectral data for geo-exploration over parts of different geological/metallogenic provinces in India based on AVIRIS-NG observations, Satadru Bhattacharya, Hrishikesh Kumar, Arindam Guha, Aditya K. Dagar, Sumit Pathak, Komal Rani (Pasricha), S. Mondal, K. Vinod Kumar, William Farrand, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and et. al.

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Optimal segmentation of high spatial resolution images for the classification of buildings using random forests, James Bialas, Thomas Oommen, and Timothy C. Havens

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Evidence of instability in previously-mapped landslides as measured using GPS, optical, and SAR data between 2007 and 2017: A case study in the Portuguese Bend Landslide Complex, California, El Hachemi Y. Bouali, Thomas Oommen, and Rüdiger Escobar-Wolf

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Characteristics of repeating long-period seismic events at Fuego Volcano, January 2012, K. A. Brill and Gregory P. Waite

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Comparison of seismic interferometry techniques for the retrieval of seismic body waves in CO2 sequestration monitoring, Haitao Cao and Roohollah Askari

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Dynamic photoelasticity study of the Krauklis wave: The effects of fluid viscosity and fracture geometry, Haitao Cao, Ezequiel F. Medici, and Roohollah Askari

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An adaptive sampling strategy developed for studies of diffuse volcanic soil gas emissions, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Chad Deering, Gregory P. Waite, Carlo Prandi, and P Lin

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Production scheduling under uncertainty of an open-pit mine using Lagrangian relaxation and branch-and-cut algorithm, Snehamoy Chatterjee and Roussos Dimitrakopoulos

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Latitude dependence of geomagnetic paleosecular variation and its relation to the frequency of magnetic reversals: Observations from the Cretaceous and Jurassic, Pavel Doubrovine, Toni Veikkolainen, Lauri Pesonen, Elisa Piispa, Siim Ots, Aleksey Smirnov, Evgeniy V. Kulakov, and Andrew Biggin

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Sparsity-promoting method to estimate the dispersion curve of surface-wave group velocity, Reza Dokht Dolatabadi Esfahani, Roohollah Askari, and Ali Gholami

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The emissions of CO2 and other volatiles from the world's subaerial volcanoes, Tobias Fischer, Santiago Arellano, Simon Carn, Alessandro Aiuppa, Bo Galle, Patrick Allard, and et. al.

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A new discrete wavelength backscattered ultraviolet algorithm for consistent volcanic SO2 retrievals from multiple satellite missions, Bradford L. Fisher, Nickolay A. Krotkov, Pawan K. Bhartia, Can Li, Simon Carn, Eric Hughes, and Peter J. T. Leonard

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Magma extraction pressures and the architecture of volcanic plumbing systems, Guilherme Gualda, Darren M. Gravley, Chad Deering, and Mark Ghiorso

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Emittance spectroscopy and broadband thermal remote sensing applied to phosphorite and Its utility in geoexploration: A study in the parts of Rajasthan, India, Arindam Guha, Yasushi Yamaguchi, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Komai Rani, and Kumranchat Vinod Kumar

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A modified generative adversarial nets integrated with stochastic approach for realizing super-resolution reservoir simulation, Feilong Han, Hongbing Zhang, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Qiang Guo, and Shulin Wan

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Application of radar and optical satelite imagery data in landslide potential mapping of Shesheer Sub-Catchment in Iran, A. Imanian, M. H. Tangestani, and A. Asadi

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Investigation of spectral characteristics of carbonate rocks – A case study on Posht Moleh Mount in Iran, A. Imanian, M. H. Tangestani, and A. Asadi

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Correlation of fractures with seismic radial anisotropy in two metamorphic-igneous and sedimentary bedrocks, Jer-Yu Jeng, Roohollah Askari, and Snehamoy Chatterjee

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Reconstructing the dimension of Dhala Impact Crater, Central India, through integrated geographic information system and geological records, S. Keerthy, C. L. Vishnu, Shan-Shan Li, N. Reshma, M. N. Praveen, and T. Oommen

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Lidar (light detection and ranging) and benthic invertebrate investigations: Migrating tailings threaten Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Robert Regis, Varsha K. Raman, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, Foad Yousef, and Molly Reif

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Uncertainty quantification of structural and geotechnical parameter by geostatistical simulations applied to a stability analysis case study with limited exploration data, Katelyn Kring and Snehamoy Chatterjee

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Analysis of an updated paleointensity database (QPI‐PINT) for 65–200 Ma: Implications for the long‐term history of dipole moment through the mesozoic, E. V. Kulakov, C. J. Sprain, P. V. Doubrovine, A. V. Smirnov, G. A. Paterson, L. Hawkins, L. Fairchild, E. J. Piispa, and A. J. Biggin

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Mercury pollution in the Arctic from wildfires: Source attribution for the 2000s, Aditya Kumar and Shiliang Wu

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Mapping hydrothermal alteration minerals using high-resolution AVIRIS-NG hyperspectral data in the Hutti-Maski gold deposit area, India, Chandan Kumar, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Thomas Oommen

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Detecting hydrated minerals in Libya Montes, Mars using MRO CRISM hyperspectral data, Chandan Kumar, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Thomas Oommen, and William Farrand

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Automated lithological mapping by integrating spectral enhancement techniques and machine learning algorithms using AVIRIS-NG hyperspectral data in Gold-bearing granite-greenstone rocks in Hutti, India, Chandan Kumar, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Thomas Oommen, and Arindam Guha