Richard A. Beck

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Lakes are dominant landforms in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA) as well as important social and ecological resources. Of recent importance is the management of these freshwater ecosystems because lakes deeper than maximum ice thickness provide an important and often sole source of liquid water for aquatic biota, villages, and industry during(More)
Three independent data sets from northwestern India and Pakistan suggest initial displacement along >1000 km of the Main Boundary thrust prior to 10 Ma, at least 5 m.y. earlier than previously reported. Regionally extensive changes in the depositional characteristics and rates of the foreland-basin fill between 11 and 9.5 Ma are interpreted to reflect new(More)
The authors investigated the effects of religiosity and negative affect on beliefs in the paranormal and supernatural among 94 undergraduate students enrolled in psychology classes at a small, private U.S. university. They hypothesized that religiosity would predict differential beliefs in the supernatural versus the paranormal but that negative affect(More)
Optical remote sensing imagery offers a cost-effective alternative to echo sounding and bathymetric light detection and ranging surveys for deriving high density bottom depth estimates for coastal and inland water bodies. The common practice of previous studies has been to calibrate a single global bathymetric inversion model for an entire image scene. The(More)
In this paper, we implement a geospatial sensor network for monitoring a green technology stormwater runoff site. The sensor network uses OpenWRT, an embedded Linux operating system, and other open source software, to create a modified router for reading Maxim’s 1-WireTM protocol, queuing and transferring standardized sensor data while enabling location and(More)
Surface depressions are abundant in topographically complex landscapes, and they exert significant influences on hydrological, ecological, and biogeochemical processes at local and regional scales. The increasing availability of high-resolution topographical data makes it possible to resolve small surface depressions. By analogy with the reasoning process(More)
The formation of oriented thermokarst lakes on the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska has been the subject of debate for more than half a century. The striking elongation of the lakes perpendicular to the prevailing wind direction has led to the development of a preferred wind-generated gyre hypothesis, while other hypotheses include a combination of(More)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG). India’s CO2 emissions are expected to increase 70% by 2025. Geologic carbon storage (GCS) offers a way to reduce CO2 emissions. Here we present the results of a search for the most cost-effective GCS opportunities in India. Source-Sink matching for large and concentrated CO2 sources(More)