Dissertations on Geology

Geology is an “Earth science” or “geoscience” concerned with the study of the physical structure of the Earth (or other planetary body) and the rocks of which it is made, the processes that shaped it and its physical, chemical and biological changes over time.

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Industrial Rocks and Minerals: Graphite Commodity Report

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Graphite is a highly valuable resource being mined in numerous countries of the world. The main historic market for graphite is steel production....

Last modified: 3rd Jan 2022

Obsidian Sourcing Analysis from Chiquiuitan, Guatemala

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The intent of this dissertation is to analyse obsidian artefacts from Chiquiuitan, Guatemala to see if the samples can be traced to known obsidian sources in the Maya region based on their unique chemical elements....

Last modified: 26th Nov 2021

Measuring Lava Flow Parameters

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Aims of this dissertation include accurately measuring lava flow parameters, including extent, surface area, depth, volume and effusion rate....

Last modified: 8th Oct 2021

Mississipi Valley-type (MVT) vs Sedimentary Exhalative (SEDEX) Ore Deposits

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MVT deposits stands for Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) deposits while SEDEX deposits in the other hand, stands for Sedimentary exhalative deposits....

Last modified: 8th Sep 2021

Geology Dissertation Topics

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Example geology dissertation topics to help and inspire you when looking to choose a dissertation topic in geology....

Last modified: 17th Aug 2021

Literature Review on Rainfall Induced Landslide Warning System

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Investigating the usefulness of physical geographic parameters in producing a real-time warning for rain-induced individual landslides....

Last modified: 16th Apr 2021

Dissertation Proposal on Hydraulic Fracturing

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Examining the interaction mechanisms between natural fractures and induced hydraulic fractures....

Last modified: 16th Apr 2021

Neves-Corvo Mine, Portugal: Environmental Evaluation

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Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal has been studied thoroughly as a requirement of the graduate course MINE 506....

Last modified: 9th Mar 2021

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland: Eruption Evaluation

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Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland Introduction: The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano is an ice-covered stratovolcano located in Iceland, which last erupted in 2010. The eruption caused major disruption in ...

Last modified: 16th Dec 2019

Northern Marginal Zone of the Central Layered Intrusion Geology

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A Report on the geology of the Northern Marginal Zone of the Central Layered Intrusion: Isle of Rum, Scotland Table of Contents Abstract Chapter 1: Introduction Geological Background: Literature Revi...

Last modified: 16th Dec 2019

Desert

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Biome Scrapbook Desert   Physical Characteristics There are several different deserts for one to explore. The majority of deserts are hot and dry, but some deserts are cold. Hot and dry deserts have...

Last modified: 16th Dec 2019

Soil Analysis of the Himalayan Mountain System

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Chapter- 4 ABIOTIC ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES OF MORAINIC AND ALPINE ECOSYSTEMS Global warming/ enhanced greenhouse effect and the loss of biodiversity are the major environmental issues around the world...

Last modified: 12th Dec 2019

Effect of Structural Pounding During Seismic Events

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Abstract This project entitled aims at the investigation of the effect of structural pounding to the dynamic response of structures subject to strong ground motions. In many cases structural pounding ...

Last modified: 12th Dec 2019

Literature Review of Dynamic Ice-structure Interaction Models

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Executive Summary: The report presents a comprehensive literature review of dynamic ice-structure interaction models. The major models were discussed in details to identify their limitations and poss...

Last modified: 11th Dec 2019

Effect of Lime on Soil Strength

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Lime  Lime provides an economical way of soil stabilization. Lime modification describes an increase in strength brought by cation exchange capacity rather than cementing effect brought by pozzolani...

Last modified: 10th Dec 2019

Groundwater Quality & Protection in Australia

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GROUNDWATER QUALITY & PROTECTION IN AUSTRALIA Abstract The overall objectives of the research are to review the groundwater contamination and remediation. The approach relies on finding the best ...

Last modified: 10th Dec 2019

Impact of Anthropogenic Aerosol and Dust on Orographic Precipitation

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Abstract The cumulative effect of anthropogenic aerosol pollution acting primarily as CCN along with dust acting as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), giant cloud condensation nuclei (GCCN), and ice nu...

Last modified: 10th Dec 2019

Operational Performance of Shale Shakers

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1.    Introduction 1.1.1.1.          Shale Shakers Since the advent of  Shaffer vibratory mud screens in the 1930’s (American Association of Drilling Engineers, 1999d), the shale shake...

Last modified: 10th Dec 2019

Diavik Diamond Mine Evaluation

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Diavik Diamond Mine List of figures Figure 1 – Property location map Figure 2 – Aerial view of the mine site Figure 3 – Distant aerial view of the mine site on summer Figure 4 – Regional geo...

Last modified: 9th Dec 2019

Exploring Prospectivity on the Flanks of the Troll Field

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Chapter 1 – Introduction 1.1 – Introduction and geographical location Troll is a super-giant Jurassic field. It is the largest field in the North Sea in oil equivalent terms and the second large...

Last modified: 9th Dec 2019

Review of Styles of Gold Mineralisation in the Laverton Greenstone Belt, Western Australia

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Review of styles of gold mineralisation in the Laverton greenstone belt, Western Australia Abstract Introduction Understanding the nature and mode of formation of mineral deposits is very key. Miner...

Last modified: 9th Dec 2019

Geological History of The Western Algarve, Lagos - Portugal

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Present in this report is the account of the geology, structure and stratigraphy of Western Algarve. Formations encountered within the mapping area range in from Lower Cretaceous up to Neogene (Miocene)....

Last modified: 9th Dec 2019

Influence of P-Δ Effects on the Seismic Fragility of RC Precast Structures

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The influence of P-Δ effects on the seismic fragility of RC precast structures Table of Contents   Abstract Introduction and methodology General Precast Concrete P-Δ Effect Single-storey and M...

Last modified: 9th Dec 2019

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Mission Technical Report

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Table of Contents 1. Research 1.1 The Mission Objectives 1.2 The Mission customer 1.3 The date of launch 1.4 The operational life-time 1.5 The system operator 1.6 The system users 1.7 The l...

Last modified: 9th Dec 2019

Seismic Fragility Curves: A Review

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Abstract: In recent literature, one of the ways to investigate the vulnerability of existing buildings is to use fracture curves, which can have many applications before and after earthquakes. These ...

Last modified: 9th Dec 2019