Projects

Below is a partial list of significant projects I have worked on (alone or as part of a group) over the years, in and out of school. 

GEOLOGY
Undergrad
Facies of the Diligencia Basin
Sturzstrums and geology of the West Range, Nevada
Grad School
Masters thesis on volcanic lithic fragments and the composition of igneous source rocks
Point-counting template and history
Strange rotating plates like the Okhotsk Plate
Clay transporting toxic metals
Altyn Tagh Fault; extrusion vs. distributed shortening
Puerto Peñasco beach fossils and modern analogues
Review of the tectonics of Western North America

TEACHING/PRESENTATIONS ON GENERAL TOPICS
Introduction to the Burgess Shale
Northridge Earthquake
What is a Geologist?
Snake Valley water issues
Mary Reed Project
Intro to Dinosaurs
Earth Science Curriculum
Atmosphere
Climate Change
Convection
Coriolis/3-Cell
Doppler/Spectra/Big Bang
Earth's Layers
Earth Science and Society
Oceans
Plate Tectonics
Stars
Tectonic Hazards
Water
Weather


WEBSITES
Scenic Science Tours website: scenicsciencetours.com
Class website: mraffolter.com
Campaign website for a Salt Lake City Council race: http://sites.google.com/site/billdavis4district5/
Ballpark Community Council website: ballparkcc.org

CREATIVE
Poetry (selections)
Dichromatica
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