Explore a selection of works produced by faculty in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Technological University.

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Submissions from 2020

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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

Submissions 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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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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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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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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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

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Magma storage and diking revealed by GPS and InSAR geodesy at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, Hans N. Lechner, Christelle Wauthier, Gregory P. Waite, and Rudiger Escobar-Wolf

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Should we stay or should we go now? Factors affecting evacuation decisions at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, Hans Lechner and Mark Rouleau

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Origin and quantification of diffuse CO2 and H2S emissions at Crater Hills, Yellowstone National Park, Peipei Lin, Chad Deering, Cynthia Werner, and Christie Torres Rosa

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Conjugate utilization of Landsat-8 OLI, ground gravity and magnetic data for targeting mafic cumulates within anorthositic-layered complex of Sittampundi, India, Subhendu Mondal, Arindam Guha, Sanjit Kumar Pal, Alok Porwal, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Komal Rani, and et. al.

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Evaluation of photogrammetry and inclusion of control points: Significance for infrastructure monitoring, Renee Oats, Rudiger Escobar-Wolf, and Thomas Oommen

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Open pit mine production schedule optimization using a hybrid of maximum-flow and genetic algorithms, Amol Paithankar and Snehamoy Chatterjee

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Effect on the performance of a support vector machine based machine vision system with dry and wet ore sample images in classification and grade prediction, Ashok Kumar Patel, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Amit Kumar Gorai

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Correction: Responses of deposition and bioaccumulation in the Great Lakes region to policy and other large-scale drivers of mercury emissions, Judith Perlinger, N. R. Urban, A. Giang, N. E. Selin, A. Hendricks, H. Zhang, Aditya Kumar, S. Wu, Valoree Gagnon, Hugh Gorman, and E. S. Norman

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Through the 'scope: Exceptional manganite microcrystals in the Calumet and Hecla conglomerate, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, Michigan, Tom Rosemeyer

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Landslides near Enguri dam (Caucasus, Georgia) and possible seismotectonic effects, Alessandro Tibaldi, Paolo Oppizzi, John S. Gierke, Thomas Oommen, Nino Tsereteli, and Zurab Gogoladze

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Protracted multipulse emplacement of a postresurgent pluton: The case of Platoro caldera complex (Southern Rocky Mountain Volcanic Field, Colorado), F. Tomek, A. K. Gilmer, M. S. Petronis, P. W. Lipman, and M. S. Foucher

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Polykinematic foreland basins initiated during orthogonal convergence and terminated by orogen-oblique strike-slip faulting: An example from the northeastern Variscan belt, Filip Tomek, Frantisek Vacek, Jiri Zak, Michael Petronis, Krystof Verner, and Marine Foucher

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Satellite-based assessment of the August 2018 flood in parts of Kerala, India, C. L. Vishnu, K. S. Sajinkumar, Thomas Oommen, R. A. Coffman, K. P. Thrivikramji, V. R. Rani, and S. Keerthy

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Investigating large landslides along a river valley using combined physical, statistical, and hydrologic modeling, Luke Weidner, Kirsten DePrekel, Thomas Oommen, and Stanley Vitton

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Thermal conduction simulation based on reconstruction digital rocks with respect to fractures, Haiyuan Yang, Li Zhang, Ronghe Liu, Xianli Wen, Yongfei Yang, Roohollah Askari, and et. al.

Submissions from 2018

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Thermal Conduction in Deforming Isotropic and Anistropic Granular Porous Media with Rough Grain Surface, Roohollah Askari, S. Hossein Hejazi, and Muhammad Sahimi

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Implementation of Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for assessment of transportation infrastructure - Phase II, Colin Brooks, Richard Dobson, David Banach, Thomas Oommen, Kuilin Zhang, Amlan Mukherjee, Timothy C. Havens, Theresa Ahlborn, Rudiger Escobar-Wolf, Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat, S. Zhao, Q. Lyu, and Nicholas Marion

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Stabilisation of iron mine tailings through biocalcification, Noah D. Buikema, Bonnie Zwissler, Eric A. Seagren, Thomas Oommen, and Stanley Vitton

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First observations of volcanic eruption clouds from the L1 Earth-Sun Lagrange point by DSCOVR/EPIC, Simon Carn, N. A. Krotov, B. L. Fisher, C. Li, and A. J. Prata

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Monitoring the impact of groundwater pumping on infrastructure using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI), Kirsten DePrekel, El Hachemi Bouali, and Thomas Oommen

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Risk Assesment, Rüdiger Escobar Wolf, El Hachemi Y. Bouali, and Thomas Oommen

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Synthesizing multi-sensor, multi-satellite, multi-decadal datasets for global volcano monitoring, Maria A. Furtney, Matthew E. Pritchard, Juliet Biggs, Simon Carn, Susanna Ebmeier, Jennifer A. Jay, Brendan T. McCormick Kilbride, and Kevin Reath

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Climbing the crustal ladder: Magma storage-depth evolution during a volcanic flare-up, Guilherme A. R. Gualda, Darren M. Gravley, Michelle Connor, Brooke Hollmann, Ayla S. Pamukcu, Florence Begue, Mark S. Ghiorso, and Chad Deering

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Identification of near-surface fractures via seismic-radial anisotropy, Jer-Yu Jeng, Roohollah Askari, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Reza Dolatabadi

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The Ozone Monitoring Instrument: Overview of 14 years in space, Pieternel F. Levelt, Joanna Joiner, Johanna Tamminen, J. Pepijn Veefkind, Pawan K. Bhartia, Simon Carn, and et. al.

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A wearable system for situational awareness estimation in underground mines, Xian Li, Ye Sun, Zhen Liu, and Matthew Portfleet

New insights into the magmatic-hydrothermal system and volatile budget of Lastarria volcano, Chile: Integrated results from the 2014 IAVCEI CCVG 12th Volcanic Gas Workshop, Taryn Lopez, Felipe Aguilera, Franco Tassi, J. Maarten de Moor, Nicole Bobrowski, Simon Carn, and et. al.

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Earth observations from DSCOVR EPIC instrument, Alexander Marshak, Jim Herman, Adam Szabo, Karin Blank, Simon Carn, Alexander Cede, and et. al.

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Liquefaction, Thomas Oommen

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Surveying, Thomas Oommen

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Development of a machine vision system using the support vector machine regression (SVR) algorithm for the online prediction of iron ore grades, Ashok Kumar Patel, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Amit Kumar Gorai

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Development of an expert system for iron ore classification, Ashok Kumar Patel, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Amit Kumar Gorai

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Responses of deposition and bioaccumulation in the Great Lakes region to policy and other large-scale drivers of mercury emissions, Judith Perlinger, Noel R. Urban, Ashley Hendricks, H. Zhang, A. Kumar, Shiliang Wu, Hugh Gorman, and et. al.

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Thermal, deformation, and degassing remote sensing time‐series (A.D. 2000‐2017) at the 47 most active volcanoes in Latin America: Implications for volcanic systems, K. Reath, M. Pritchard, F. Delgado, Simon Carn, D. Coppola, B. Andrews, and et. al.

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Photogrammetry, K. S. Sajinkumar and Thomas Oommen

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Revisiting the paleomagnetism of the Neoarchean Uauá mafic dyke swarm, Brazil: Implications for Archean supercratons, J. Salminen, E. P. Oliveira, Elisa J. Piispa, Aleksey Smirnov, and R. I. F. Trindade

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The Interactive Stratospheric Aerosol Model Intercomparison Project (ISA-MIP): motivation and experimental design, Claudio Timmreck, Graham W. Mann, Valentina Aquila, Rene Hommel, Lindsay A. Lee, Simon Carn, and et. al.

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Assessment of water treatment residuals as sorbent material in permeable reactive barriers: Application to a copper-contaminated site, Chris Walkons, Alex S. Mayer, Rupali Datta, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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Suspended sediment yield estimation using genetic algorithm-based artificial intelligence models: case study of Mahanadi River, India, Arvind Yadav, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Sk. Md. Equeenuddin

Submissions from 2017

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Discovery and geology of the Guinness World Record Lake Copper, Lake Superior, Michigan, Theodore J. Bornhorst and Robert Barron

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63rd Annual Meeting Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Wawa, Ontario: Field Trip Guidebook, Theodore J. Bornhorst and Margaret J. Hanson

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63rd Annual Meeting Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Wawa, Ontario: Proceedings, Theodore J. Bornhorst and Margaret J. Hanson

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Differential piston phase variance in non-Kolmogorov atmospheres, Jeremy P. Bos, Rao Gudimetla, and Jason D. Schmidt

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Mapping of slow landslides on the Palos Verdes Peninsula using the California landslide inventory and persistent scatterer interferometry, El Hachemi Y. Bouali, Thomas Oommen, and Rüdiger Escobar Wolf

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Structure mapping through spatial and temporal deformation monitoring using persistent scatterer interferometry and geographic information systems, El Hachemi Y. Bouali, Thomas Oommen, and Rüdiger Escobar-Wolf

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A global framework for the Earth: putting geological sciences in context, Benjamin van Wyk de Vries, Paul Byrne, Audray Delcamp, Pall Einarson, William I. Rose, Erika Vye, and et. al.

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Monitoring and modeling tailings impoundment settlement near Great Salt Lake (UTAH) using multi-platform time-series InSAR observations, Xie Hu, Zhong Lu, Thomas Oommen, Teng Wang, and Jinwoo Kim

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Consolidation settlement of Salt Lake County tailings impoundment revealed by time-series InSAR observations from multiple radar satellites, Xie Hu, Thomas Oommen, Zhong Lu, Teng Wang, and Jin-Woo Kim

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Machine learning based predictive modeling of debris flow probability following wildfire in the intermountain western United States, Ashley Kern, Priscilla Addison, Thomas Oommen, Sean Salazar, and Richard Coffman

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A comparative analysis of pixel- and object-based detection of landslides from very high-resolution images, Ren N. Keyport, Thomas Oommen, Tapas R. Martha, K. S. Sajinkumar, and John S. Gierke

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Mercury from wildfires: Global emission inventories and sensitivity to 2000–2050 global change, Aditya Kumar, Shiliang Wu, Yaoxian Huang, Hong Liao, and Jed Kaplan

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Early warning system for shallow landslides using rainfall threshold and slope stability analysis, Shruti Naidu, K. S. Sajinkumar, Thomas Oommen, V.J. Anuja, Rinu Samuel, and C. Muraleedharan

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A novel applications of photogrammetry for retaining wall assessment, Renee Oats, Rudiger Escobar-Wolf, and Thomas Oommen

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CloudSat-based assessment of GPM Microwave Imager snowfall observation capabilities, Giulia Panegrossi, Jean-François Rysman, Daniele Casella, Anna Cinzia Marra, and Mark Kulie

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Jacobsville Sandstone: a candidate for nomination for “Global Heritage Stone Resource” from Michigan, USA, William I. Rose, Erika Vye, Carol A. Stein, David H. Malone, John P. Craddock, and Seth A. Stein

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Reference data set of volcanic ash physicochemical and optical properties, A. Vogel, S. Diplas, A. J. Durant, A. S. Azar, M. F. Sunding, William I. Rose, A. Sytchkova, C. Bonadonna, K. Krüger, and A. Stohl

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Thermal remote sensing for moisture content monitoring of main tailings: Laboratory study, Bonnie Zwissler, Thomas Oommen, Stanley Vitton, and Eric A. Seagren

Submissions from 2016

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Utilizing vegetation indices as a proxy to characterize the stability of a railway embankment in a permafrost region, Priscilla Addison, Pasi T. Lautala, and Thomas Oommen

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Object-based classification of earthquake damage from high-resolution optical imagery using machine learning, James Bialas, Thomas Oommen, Umaa Rebbapragada, and Eugene Levin

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Predicting Future Water-Quality Impacts from Mining: A 52-year Old Field Analog for Humidity Cell Testing, Copperwood Deposit, Michigan, Theodore J. Bornhorst and Mark J. Logsdon

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Empirical evaluation of the anisoplanatic bispectrum transfer function for extended objects, Jeremy P. Bos

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Long-term changes in extreme air pollution meteorology and the implications for air quality, Pei Hou and Shiliang Wu

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Hydrothermal native copper in ocean island alkali basalt from the Mineoka belt, Boso Peninsula, Japan, Kei Ikehata, Koshuke Choda, Toshiaki Tsunogae, and Theodore J. Bornhorst

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Limestone quarry production planning for consistent supply of raw materials to cement plant: A case study from Indian cement industry with a captive quarry, D. Joshi, Snehamoy Chatterjee, and Sk. Md. Equeenuddin

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Open-pit coal mine production sequencing incorporating grade blending and stockpiling options: An application from an Indian mine, Ashish Kumar and Snehamoy Chatterjee

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Forecasting time-to-failure of machine using hybrid Neuro-genetic algorithm – a case study in mining machinery, Amol Paithankar and Snehamoy Chatterjee

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New insights into North America’s Midcontinent Rift, Seth Stein, Carol A. Stein, Jonas Kley, Randy Keller, Miguel Merino, Emily Wolin, Douglas Wiens, Michael E. Wysession, Ghassan Al-Equabi, Weisen Shen, Andrew Frederiksen, Fiona Darbyshire, Donna Jurdy, Greg Waite, William I. Rose, Erika Vye, Tyrone Rooney, Robert Moucha, and Eric Brown

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Global atmospheric transport and source-receptor relationship for arsenic, Ka-ming Wai, Shiliang Wu, Xueling Li, Daniel A. Jaffe, and Kevin D. Perry

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Impacts of changes in climate, land use and land cover on atmospheric mercury, H. Zhang, C. D. Holmes, and Shiliang Wu

Submissions from 2015

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Michigan mineral alliance, Theodore J. Bornhorst and Christopher J. Poulsen