USGS - science for a changing world

Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping and Urban Hazards

Wendy A. Niem

Research Geologist

Dept of Geosciences
Oregon State University
104 Wilkinson Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-5506

Telephone- (541) 737-1233
Fax- (541) 737-1200
Email- aniem@charter.net

SPECIALTIES:

Computer compilation of geologic mapping, western Oregon, stratigraphy of Tertiary sedimentary and volcanic rocks.

Fluvial geomorphology and timing of uplift of central and northern Oregon Coast Range.

Paleogeography of western Oregon and Washington.

Heavy minerals as indicators of coastline sediment dispersal.

CURRENT WORK:

Wendy's current work includes
  • Geologic mapping (computer drafting) in Pacific Northwest Urban Corridor; northern Oregon Coast Range.

  • Database management: US Geological Survey microfossil ages of rocks of western Washington and Oregon (under construction).

PUBLICATIONS:

1996
Ryu, InChang, Niem, A. R. and Niem, W. A., Oil and gas potential of the Tyee Basin, southern Oregon Coast Range: Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Oil and Gas Investigation 19, 141 p.

1992
Ryu, InChang, Niem, A. R., and Niem, W. A., Schematic fence diagram of the southern Tyee Basin, Oregon Coast Range, showing stratigraphic relationships of exploration wells to surface measured section: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Oil and Gas Investigation 18, 1 plate, 30 p.

Niem, A. R., MacLeod, N. S., Snavely, P. D., Jr., Huggins, David, Fortier, J. D., Meyer, H. J., Seeling, A. F., and Niem, W. A., Onshore-offshore geologic cross section, northern Oregon Coast Range to continental slope: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Special Paper 26, 1 plate, 10 p.

Niem, W. A. and Niem, A. R., 1992, Ages of rocks in southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon as indicated by paleontological and isotopic dates: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-344, 115 p. + 2 plates.

Niem, A. R., Snavely, P. D., Jr., and Niem, W. A., Collision and emplacement of accretionary coastal terranes -- Olympic Mountains core rocks; in Burchfiel, B. C., Lipman, P. W., and Zoback, M. L., eds., The Cordilleran Orogen: Conterminous U.S.: Geological Society of America The Geology of North America, volume G-3, p. 278 - 281.

Niem, W. A., Niem, A. R., and Snavely, P. D., Jr. Early and Mid-Tertiary oceanic realm and continental margin -- western Washington-Oregon coastal sequence; in Burchfiel, B. C., Lipman, P. W., and Zoback, M. L., eds., The Cordilleran Orogen: Conterminous U.S.: Geological Society of America The Geology of North America, volume G-3, p. 265-270.

Niem, W. A., Niem, A. R., and Snavely, P. D., Jr., Late Cenozoic continental margin of the Pacific Northwest -- Sedimentary embayments of the Washington-Oregon coast; in Burchfiel, B. C., Lipman, P. W., and Zoback, M. L., eds., The Cordilleran Orogen: Conterminous U.S.: Geological Society of America The Geology of North America, volume G-3, p.314-319.

1990
Niem, A. R., Snavely, P. D., Jr., and Niem, W. A., Onshore-offshore geologic cross section from the Mist Gas Field, northern Oregon Coast Range, to the northwest Oregon continental shelf and slope: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Continental Margin Transect OGI-17, 1 plate, 46 p.

Niem, A. R. and Niem, W. A., 1990, Geology and oil, gas, and coal resources, southern Tyee Basin, southern Coast Range, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Open-File Report O-89-3, 11 tables, 3 plates, 44 p.

Colwell, J. B., Niem, A. R., and Niem, W. A., Sedimentology and clay mineralogy of Quaternary sediments from New Georgia Sound, Solomon Islands; in Vedder, J. G. and Bruns, T. R. (eds.), Geology and offshore resources of Pacific Island arcs--Solomon Islands and Bougainville, Papua New Guinea regions: Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, Earth Science Series, v. 12, p. 203-225.

1985
Niem, A. R. and Niem, W. A., Geologic map of the Astoria basin, Clatsop and northernmost Tillamook counties, northwest Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Oil and Gas Investigation 14, scale 1:100,000.

1984
Johnson, S. Y., Niem, W. A., Niem, A. R., Brandon, M. T., and Stewart, R. J., Geology, western Oregon and Washington: Ocean Margin Drilling Program, Regional Atlas Series, Atlas I: Western North America continental margin and adjacent ocean floor off Oregon and Washington: Marine Science International, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, sheets 13a, 14 and 16.

Johnson, S. Y., Niem, W. A., Niem, A. R., Brandon, M. T., Kulm, L. D., and Stewart, R. J., Tectonic features, western Oregon and Washington: Ocean Margin Drilling Program, Regional Atlas Series, Atlas I: Western North America continental margin and adjacent ocean floor off Oregon and Washington: Marine Science International, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, sheet 15.

Niem, A. R. and Niem, W. A., Cenozoic geology and geologic history of western Oregon: Ocean Margin Drilling Program, Regional Atlas Series, Atlas I: Western North America continental margin and adjacent ocean floor off Oregon and Washington: Marine Science International, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, sheets 17 and 18.

Niem, A. R. and Niem, W. A., Cross sections E-E'-E", F'-F'-F", and G-G', western Oregon: Ocean Margin Drilling Program, Regional Atlas Series, Atlas I: Western North America continental margin and adjacent ocean floor off Oregon and Washington: Marine Science International, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, sheets 23 and 24.

Peterson, C.D., Scheidegger, K.F., Komar, P.D., and Niem, W.A., 1984, Sediment composition and hydrography in six high-gradient estuaries of the northwestern United States: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 54, p. 86-97.

1983
Wells, R. E., Niem, A. R., MacLeod, N. S., Snavely, P. D., Jr., and Niem, W. A., 1983, Preliminary geologic map of the west half of the Vancouver (Wa.-Ore.) 1° x 2° quadrangle, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-591, scale 1:250,000.


1980
Oles, K. F., Johnson, J. G., Niem, A. R., and Niem, W. A., eds., 1980, Geologic field trips in western Oregon and southwestern Washington: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Bulletin 101, 232 p.

This site is maintained by the Pacific Northwest Urban Corridor Geologic Mapping Project, part of the Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/pacnw/pniem_w.html
Page Contact Information: GMEG Webmasters
Page Last Modified: 13-Dec-2016@16:39