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Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping and Urban Hazards

Karen L. Wheeler

GIS specialist, Geologist

U.S. Geological Survey
Western Region Earth Surface Processes Team
345 Middlefield Road MS-973
Menlo Park, CA

Telephone- (650) 329-4935
Fax- (650) 329-5490
Email- kwheeler@usgs.gov

Karen Wheeler

SPECIALTIES:

Geologic field mapping, stratigraphy and sedimentology, sandstone petrography and depositional environments are some of my fundamental skills and specialities. Other skills are related to GIS, computer applications, correcting PostScript and printing problems, database preparation for web, teaching GIS/and computer skills to others, providing technical support, finding new solutions to map production, testing new applications, constructing metadata, digital reviewing datasets for our project, and maintaining a publications database.

CURRENT WORK:

Karen's current work includes

Providing digital map production techniques and support for project, team, and other teams.

Researching the integration of GIS, desktop publishing programs, web solutions, and presentation graphics.

Updating our website.

PUBLICATIONS:

Wheeler, Karen L., Wells, Ray E., Minervini, Joseph M., and Block, Jessica L., 2009, Geologic map of the Carlton quadrangle, Yamhill County, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1172, scale 1:24,000 and database. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1172/

Morin, Robert L., Wheeler, Karen L., McPhee, Darcy K., Dinterman, Philip A., and Watt, Janet T., 2007, Principal facts of gravity data in the northern Willamette Valley and vicinity, northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1058 [available on the World Wide Web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1058/ ].

Wells, Ray E., Rymer, Michael J., Prentice, Carol S., and Wheeler, Karen L., 2006, Map showing features and displacements of the Scenic Drive Landslide, La Honda, California, during the period March 31, 2005-November 5, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 2006-1397 [available on the World Wide Web at URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1397/ ].

Wells, Ray E., Rymer, Michael J., Prentice Carol S., and Wheeler, Karen L., 2005, Map showing features and displacements of the Scenic Drive landslide, La Honda, California, during the period March 31-May 7, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1191. [available on the World Wide Web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1191/ ].

Wheeler, Karen, Dinterman, Philip, Evarts, Russell, and Wells, Ray, 2004, Process of converting geologic maps from coverages to geodatabases, in Soller, D.R., Digital Mapping Techniques '04 -- Workshop Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2004-1451, p. 209-218 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1451/

Hagstrum, Jonathan T., Wells, Ray E., Blakely, Richard J., Beeson, Marvin H., Tolan, Terry L., and Wheeler, Karen L., 2003, Magnetostratigraphic and geologic mapping of the Columbia River Basalt aquifer in the Northern Willamette Valley, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 35, no. 6, September 2003, p. 76, http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003AM/finalprogram/abstract_64110.htm.

Wells, R.E., Jayko, A.S., Niem, A.R., Black, G., Wiley, T., Baldwin, E., Molenaar, K.M., Wheeler, K.L., DuRoss, C.B., and Givler, R.W., 2000, Geologic map and database of the Roseburg 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Douglas and Coos Counties, Oregon, Paleontological database by Bukry, D., Elder, W., McKeel, D., Marincovich, L., Niem, W., and Givler, R.W., U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-376, 55 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:100,000, http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-376.

Tolan, T.L., Beeson, M.H., and Wheeler, K.L., 1999, Geologic Map of the Scotts Mills, Silverton, and Stayton Northeast 7.5 Minute Quadrangles, Northwest Oregon: A Digital Database, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-141, 40 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:24,000, http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of99-141.

McKee, Edwin H., Wickham, Thomas A., and Wheeler, Karen L., 1998, Evaluation of faults and their effects on ground-water flow southwest of Frenchman Flat, Nye and Clark Counties, Nevada: a Digital Database: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-580, 38 p., 4 sheets (1:24,000).

Weber, F.R., Wheeler, K.L., Rinehart, C.D., and Light, T.D., 1997, Generalized geologic map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report OF-97-484-A, scale 1:250000, http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_19194.htm.

Weber, F.R., Wheeler, K.L., Rinehart, C.D., Chapman, R.M., and Blodgett, R.B., 1992, Geologic map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 92-562, 20 p., 1 sheet (1:250,000), http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_19153.htm.

Wheeler, K.L., and Weber, F.R., 1988, Bibliography of selected references on the geology of the Livengood quadrangle, east-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 88-203, 79 p.

Weber, F.R., Dover, J.H., and Wheeler, K.L., 1988, Geology and mineral resources of the White Mountains National Recreation Area, east-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report OF-88-284, scale 1:63,360, 120 p., 23 plates, http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_19049.htm.

Weber, F.R., Wheeler, K.L., Dover, J.H., Rinehart, C.D., Blodgett, R.B., Cady, J.W., Karl, S.M., McCammon, R.B., and Miyaoka, R., 1987, Geologic Framework, in U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey Administrative Report on the Mineral Resource Assessment for Part of the White Mountains National Recreation Area, Alaska, prepared for the Bureau of Land Management, p. 3-59.

Wheeler, K.L., Forbes, R.B., Weber, F.R., and Rinehart, C.D., 1987, Lithostratigraphy, Petrology, and Geochemistry of the Ordovician Fossil Creek Volcanics, White Mountains, East-central Alaska, in Hamilton, T.D., and Galloway, J.P., eds., Geologic Studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey during 1986, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 998, p. 70-73, http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_24102.htm.

Blodgett, R.B., Wheeler, K.L., Rohr, D.M., Harris, A.G., and Weber, F.R., 1987, A Late Ordovician age reappraisal for the upper Fossil Creek Volcanics, and possible significance for glacio-eustasy, in Hamilton, T.D., and Galloway, J.P., eds., Geologic Studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey during 1986, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 998, p. 54-58, http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_24101.htm.

Crowder, (Wheeler) Karen L., and Decker, John, 1985, Provenance of Conglomerate Clasts from the Upper Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group, Southwest Alaska [abs.]: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 69/43, p. 660.

Wheeler, Karen L., 1983, Late Cretaceous Barrier Island Sedimentation, Northern Montana [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abs., v. 17, p. 122.

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