Department of Earth & Climate Sciences

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Department of Earth & Climate Sciences

Faculty Grants

2014

2014-2017 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER):  Assessment of real evapotranspiration and recharge processes on two karst pilot groundwater catchments (Lebanon) using an integrated spatially distributed numerical model: Applications for water resources management purposes (project #3-26), Doummar, J. (PI, American University of Beirut), and Gurdak, J.J. (co-PI), $159,958.

2013

2013-2016 National Science Foundation (NSF), EAR - Hydrologic Sciences (HS) Program: RUI: Groundwater teleconnections with interannual to multidecadal climate variability, (NSF EAR-1316553), Gurdak, J.J. (PI), Ferre, P.A. (Ty) (co-PI, University of Arizona), and Maurer, E.P., (co-PI, Santa Clara University), $321,865.


2013-2018 Japanese Ministry of Education, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN): Demarcation of environmental management for human environmental security in Asia-Pacific region – Nexus of water, energy, and food, Taniguchi, M. (PI) (Gurdak is Leading the U.S. research group, which 1 of 7 research groups across the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire region), $5.0 million, http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/rihn_e/project/R-08.html


2013-2016 Nebraska Environmental Trust: Effects of climate change and land use on groundwater recharge to the Central Platte River Basin, Woodward, D.D. (co-PI, Central Platte Natural Resources District), Gurdak, J.J. (co-PI), and Steele, G.V. (co-PI, US Geological Survey), $217,200.


2013-2014 California State University (CSU) Water Resources and Policy Initiatives, Faculty Research Incentive Award Program: Linking land-use management, climate change, and surface water-groundwater interactions to assess State nitrogen regulations, Los Huertos, M. (PI, CSU-Monterey Bay) and Gurdak, J.J. (co-PI), $6,000.

 

Leonard Sklar, National Science Foundation (EAR - 1324830), 2013-2015, $101,385Collaborative Research: Spatial variability in eroded sediment size and geomorphic processes inferred from detrital thermochronometry and cosmogenic nuclides. [Co-PIs: C.R. Riebe, Wyoming; D.L. Shuster, UCBerkeley; W.C. Krugh, CSUB]

Leonard Sklar, National Science Foundation (EAR -1024652), 2013, $39,951Collaborative Research: Scaling geomorphic and ecological feedbacks in fluvially dominated ecosystems. [Co-PIs: A. Lightbody, UNH; A. Wilcox, Montana; J. Stella, SUNY]

Leonard Sklar, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (R13AC20009), 2013, $24,130, Experimental Flume Study of Bedload Adaptation Length

2012

2012-2016 UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP International Geosciences Program: Paleoclimate information obtained from past-recharge groundwater in large basins and correlations at global scale Cendon, D. (co-PI), Chen, J. (co-PI), Gurdak, J.J., (co-PI), Haldorsen, S. (co-PI), Treidel, H., van der Ploeg, M. (co-PI), $50,000  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/earth-sciences/international-geoscience-programme/igcp-projects/hydrogeology/project-618/


2012-2015 Department of Defense (DOD)-Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP): The impact of sea-level rise and climate change on department of defense installations on atolls in the Pacific Ocean (Proposal 12 RC02-077), Storlazzi, C.D. (PI), Field, M.E. (co-PI), Swarzenski, P.W. (co-PI), Logan, J.B. (co-PI), Piniak, G.A. (co-PI), Field, D.W., (co-PI), Gurdak, J.J. (collaborator).

 

International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), Terrestrial Processes, Deposits, and History (TERPRO): Groundwater and global palaeoclimate signals (G@GPS), Haldorsen, S. (co-PI), Cendon, D. (co-PI), Chen, J. (co-PI), Najiba Chkir Ben Jemaa (co-PI), Gurdak, J.J. (co-PI), Purtschert, R. (co-PI), Tujchneider, O. (co-PI), Vaikmae, R. (co-PI), van der Ploeg, M. (co-PI), $12,500  http://www.inqua.org/projects.html.

2011-2012

Paleoclimate information obtained from past-recharge groundwater in large basins and correlations at global scale, Cendon, D. (Co-I), Chen, J. (PI), Gurdak, J.J., (Co-I), Haldorsen, S. (Co-I), Treidel, H., van der Ploeg, M., 2012 UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP International Geosciences Program, $50,000 ($10,000/year for 2012-2016). http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/earth-sciences/international-geoscience-programme/igcp-projects/hydrogeology/project-618/

Groundwater and global palaeoclimate signals (G@GPS), Haldorsen, S., Cendon, D., Chen, J., Najiba Chkir Ben Jemaa, Gurdak, J.J., Purtschert, R., Tujchneider, O., Vaikmae, R., van der Ploeg, M., 2012 International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) 2012 Terrestrial Processes, Deposits, and History (TERPRO), $6,500 (2012 INQUA project: http://www.inqua.org/projects.html).

2010-2011

Caskey, J., 2010-2015, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), Theodolite and Total Station measurements on San Francisco Bay region faults, $245,799.

Grove, K., Dempsey, D., Dekens, P., 2010–2012, National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program, DUE 0942390, Creating an academic community to foster curiosity and discovery in introductory geoscience classes, $175,000.

Preparing the San Francisco State University community to understand climate change effects on groundwater resources in San Francisco, Gurdak, J.J. (PI), and Nanus, L., 2010–2011 (1 yr), SFSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, FOA 2010-01 Facilitating Research at SFSU (Collaborative Grant), $11,000. Awarded June, 2010.

Jason Gurdak, Nebraska Interrelated Water Management Plan Program, 2010-2011, Effects of climate change and land use on groundwater recharge to the Central Platte Basin, Nebraska, $50,000.

T.T. Janssen, 2010, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Coastal Geosciences Program, Wave-Current Interactions in Coastal Inlets and River Mouths, $52,264.

T.T. Janssen, 2010-2011, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Coastal Geosciences Program Wave-mud interactions across the Louisiana inner shelf to the shoreline, $42,550.

T.T. Janssen, 2010-2014, National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), Modeling Wind Wave Evolution from Deep to Shallow Water, $758,400.

Leech, M.L., 2009-2014, NSF CAREER— Tectonics, EAR 0847721, “Petrogenetic affinity of Miocene granites to test the mid-crustal channel flow model in the Himalaya”, PI, $507,264

Oliphant, Andrew (P.I.), Monteverdi, J.P. [co PI with Clements, C. SJSU], 20101, NSF — Major Research Instrumentation, CSU MAPS, “Acquisition of a Mobile Atmospheric Sounding System for Cross Campus Use”, Co-PI, ~$700,000

2009-2010

Jason Gurdak, Nebraska Interrelated Water Management Plan Program, 2009-2011, Effects of climate change and land use on groundwater recharge to the Central Platte Basin, Nebraska, $100,000.

T.T. Janssen, 2008-2010, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Physical Oceanography Program: Analysis and Modeling of In-situ Wave Observations in the ONR High-Resolution Air-Sea Interaction DRI, $52,050.

Leech, M.L., 2009-2014, NSF CAREER— Tectonics, EAR 0847721, “Petrogenetic affinity of Miocene granites to test the mid-crustal channel flow model in the Himalaya”, PI, $507,264

Leech, M.L., 2008-2011, NSF — Major Research Instrumentation, CHE 0821619, “Acquisition of a FE-SEM to enhance research and student training in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics, and Engineering at San Francisco State University”, Co-PI, $783,210.

Leech, M.L., 2009-2014, NSF CAREER, jointly funded by Tectonics, Petrology & Geochemistry, and Education & Human Resources programs in the Division of Earth Sciences, EAR 0847721,$507,264: "Petrogenetic affinity of Miocene granites to test the mid-crustal channel flow model in the Himalaya".

Leech, M.L. [Co-PIs: A. Ichimura, B. Manning, W. Denetclaw, K.-S. Teh] National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation, Chemistry Division (CHE-0821619), 2008-2010:, $783,210, MRI: Acquisition of a FE-SEM to Enh

Lisa White, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2009-12, SF-ROCKS Watershed Video Project, $180,000.

Lisa White, National Science Foundation, Opportunities to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences Collaborative Award (with the University of New Orleans, University of Texas at El Paso, and Purdue University), 2009-13, Project METALS: Minority Education Through Traveling and Learning in the Sciences, $1,499,967.

Leonard Sklar, California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB-08-067-120), 2009-2011, $25,000Controls on bed material grain size distributions in Pescadero Creek drainage network.

 

2008-2009

John Caskey, U.S. Geological Survey, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP), 2008-2009, Geologic and geomorphic surface mapping along the Southern Death Valley fault zone in the Confidence Hills, southeastern California, $12,611.

John Caskey, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), 2008-2010, Theodolite and Total Station measurements on San Francisco Bay region faults, $97,300.

Petra Dekens, NSF, 2008-2009, Reconstruction of a 5 million year record of sea surface temperatures and subsurface conditions in the south Atlantic subtropical gyre, $230,808.

T.T. Janssen, 2008-2009, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Coastal Geosciences Program, Analysis and Modeling of Ocean Surface Waves Across a Muddy Continental Shelf, $31,702.

R. Bland, T.T. Janssen, N. Garfield, 2008-2009 Center for Computing for Life Sciences (SFSU mini grant) Underwater Acoustical Monitoring Stations, $5,000.

Leech, M.L. [Co-PIs: A. Ichimura, B. Manning, W. Denetclaw, K.-S. Teh] National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation, Chemistry Division (CHE-0821619), 2008-2010:, $783,210, MRI: Acquisition of a FE-SEM to Enh

Lisa White, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2008-09, SF-ROCKS Meaningful Watershed Experience Project, $69,556.

2007-2008

John Caskey, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), 2007-2008, Theodolite and Total Station measurements on San Francisco Bay region faults, $40,000.

Leech, M.L. [Co-PIs: A. Ichimura, B. Manning, W. Denetclaw, K.-S. Teh] National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation, Chemistry Division (CHE-0821619), 2008-201:, $783,210, MRI: Acquisition of a FE-SEM to Enhance Research and Student Training in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics, and Engineering at San Francisco State University.

Sklar, L,   [Co-PI: G.C. Collins, Wheaton College]NASA-Outer Planets Research Program, (NASA-NNX07AL26G), 2007-2010, $130,791Evolution of Fluvial Landscapes on Titan: Channel Erosion and Sediment Generation.

Lisa White, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2007-08, SF-ROCKS Meaningful Watershed Experience Project, $62,810.

2006-2007

John Caskey, U.S. Geological Survey, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP),  2006-2007, Geologic and geomorphic surface mapping along the Southern Death Valley fault zone, southeastern California, $9,800.

John Caskey, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), 2006-2007, Investigation of large-magnitude paleoliquefaction-induced lateral spreading, Dixie Valley NV, $64,968.

David Dempsey, "Evaluating Use of the Unidata Program's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) Software in an Undergraduate Meteorology Classroom." PI with co-PIs J. Gobert (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and A. Bol (COMET Program, Boulder, CO). $6,000, one-year Visualization in Science and Education Grant, NSF.

David Dempsey, Unidata Equipment Grant. $15,785 for one year. Used to buy eight MacBook Pro laptops for student computer lab.

Karen Grove, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, 2006–07, "Hydrostratigraphic investigation of the North Westside Basin of San Francisco and northern San Mateo Counties, $24,948

Sklar, L,[Co-P.I.s W.E. Dietrich, U.C. Berkeley, and F. Ligon, Stillwater Sciences]California Bay-Delta Authority (ERP-02D-P55), 2003-2007, $170,272.  Physical Modeling Experiments to Guide River Restoration Projects

Sklar, L,[Co-PIs: J.C. Marks, B.A. Hungate, R.A. Parnell, M.E. Watwood, Northern Arizona Univ.]National Science Foundation (DEB – 0543368), 2006-2011, $150,323Collaborative Research: Ecosystems consequences of dynamic geomorphology, an experimental approach. 

Lisa White, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2006-07, SF-ROCKS Meaningful Watershed Experience Project, $49,740.

2005-06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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