Constitutive elastic models to predict shallow (<30m) seismic velocities: Natural soils beneath an earthen levee: Marrero, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Jie Shen, Department of. Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: jshen6@lsu.edu, Juan M. Lorenzo, Department of. Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: gllore@lsu.edu, Frank Tsai, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: ftsai@lsu.edu. Current constitutive elastic …

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Conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater for northern Louisiana

Amir Mani and Frank T.-C. Tsai Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, 3418G Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, USA, Phone: 1-225-5784246, Email: amani1@lsu.edu; ftsai@lsu.edu   A conjunctive management model is developed for management of groundwater and surface water resources. The conjunctive management model considers …

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Ethics for Geoscientists and Engineers

William H. Schramm, PO Box 4312, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4312 Ethics has many definitions; it is a study of the rules of human behavior, the standards of right and wrong, that part of science and philosophy dealing with moral conduct, duty, and judgment, the voluntary actions specifically taken by an …

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Adsorption-desorption enhancement in Capacitive Deionization using membranes, resins, polymers and electrode modification

Md Ashique Ahmed, College of Engineering & Science, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71270. maa039@latech.edu; Sanjay Tewari, Assistant Professor at College of Engineering & Science, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71270. stewari@latech.edu   Capacitive deionization (CDI or CapDI) is a relatively novel technology which has shown increased energy and cost …

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Climate change impacts on surface water and groundwater recharge of southwestern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana

Ehsan Beigi and Frank T.-C. Tsai Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 3418G Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Louisiana State University E-mail: ebeigi3@lsu.edu; ftsai@lsu.edu;   This study conducts uncertainty analysis on future region-scale hydrologic projections under the uncertain climate change projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment …

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Optimal Groundwater Observation Network Design for Model Discrimination under Conceptual Model Uncertainty: Case Study for Baton Rouge Aquifer System, Louisiana

Hai V. Pham, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, 3525 Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: hpham28@lsu.edu; Frank T.-C. Tsai, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, 3418G Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: ftsai@lsu.edu        Groundwater systems are complex …

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Design and construction of a salt and fresh water well couple to intercept saltwater migrating into the Southern Hills Aquifer system

R. “Randy” Hollis, P.E., Post Office Box 66396, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6396: randy@owenandwhite.com; Roy A. Waggenspack, P.E., Post Office Box 66396, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6396: roy@owenandwhite.com     Saltwater intrusion into the Southern Hills Aquifer system in East Baton Rouge Parish is of great concern to both public and industrial …

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