Exploring the American West
Science, Nature, and the History of the American West
The Native Trees of Colorado A guide to all native trees of Colorado, with details for easy identification.
Geology and Geophysics
Geophysics of the Western United States: Recent Observations and Earth Structure Models
Good Recent Geology Books Recent years have seen many non-fiction books which make for as good reading as a novel. Here are a few about the Earth and its history.
A Change in Seismicity near the Mid-America Trench following the Oaxaca earthquake
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 1981, volume 24, issue 1, pp. 30-32.
Early work on earthquake triggering by stress change from adjacent earthquakes in the same subduction rupture zone.
Surface wave dispersion and Earth structure in south-eastern China
Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1982, volume 69, issue 1, pp. 33-47.
Inefficient Propagation of Sn under south-eastem China
Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1982, volume 71, issue 1, pp. 151-158.
Vertical Crustal Motion in the Western U.S. from GPS Vertical Position Time Series, draft of 30 Oct. 2011. In progress.
Other Investigations in Science and Technology
Using Numerical Model Output to Provide Initial Forecasts of Surface Weather (1996)
Generating Initial Surface Forecast Values from NCEP Models (1997)
Quality of Model-based Initial Forecasts: Comparisons to Observations (1998)
My work on using numerical forecast model output to generate values for surface forecasts created the initial concept for what became the NWS computer-generated 'point' weather forecasts online, at any latitude-longitude location, such as the Yellowstone National Park weather forecast.
Construction of Egyptian Old Kingdom Pyramids. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 1996, volume 6, issue 1, pp. 150-163.
In the 1990s archaeologists and engineers finally gained a basic understanding how the Egyptian pyramids were built. This is one key report.
History of the Early West: Investigations
Biscuits, Crackers, and Hard Tack in Early America; The Journal of the Early Americas, January 2011.
Meriwether Lewis's Lead Powder Canisters; The Journal of the Early Americas, August 2012.
History of the Early West: Readers' Guides
Reader's Guide to the Mountain Men of the American West
Projects, and Traditional Wooden Boats
Designing a Sundial for Clock Time How you can design a sundial for any location, which gives clock time correct to a minute or two.
A Simple Brick Bake Oven for wood-fired baking.
The Boats of Swallows and Amazons: traditional sailing dinghies.
Weather and Forecasts Online by the National Weather Service and other agencies
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