Dr. Brad Sion

Postdoctoral Fellow, Soil Science
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Education

Year Degree Institution Major
2018 Ph.D. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Hydrology
2015 M.S. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Hydrology
2012 B.S. College of Charleston Geology

Publications

Refereed Articles

Sion, B.D., Harrison, B., Phillips, F.M., McDonald, E.V., and Axen, G.J., in prep, Climate controls on rates of soil development in the central Rio Grande Rift.

McDonald, E.V. and Sion, B.D., in prep, Lithologic controls on dust accumulation in soils of the Mojave.

Sion, B.D., McDonald, E.V., Hartshorn, E., and Sabol, D.,submitted, Geotechnical characteristics of common desert landforms for vehicle mobility applicationsin Bondesan, A. and Ehlen, J., eds. Military Geoscience in Peace and War.

Sion, B.D., Phillips, F.M., Axen, G.J., Harrison, J.B.J., Love, D.W., and Zimmerer, M.J., submitted, Stratigraphy and chronology of terraces in the Rio Grande rift, Socorro basin, New Mexico: Implications for terrace formation.

van Wijk, J., Koning, D., Axen, G., Coblentz, D., and Sion, B.D., 2018, Tectonic subsidence, geoid analysis, and the Miocene-Pliocene unconformity in the Rio Grande rift, southwestern United States: Implications for mantle upwelling as a driving force for rift opening. Geosphere, v. 14, no. 2, p. 684-709.

Sion, B.D., Axen, G.A., Phillips, F.M., Harrison, J.B.J, 2016, Fluvial terraces of the lower Rio Salado valley: correlations, estimated terrace ages, and implications for Quaternary faulting and for surface uplift above the Socorro magma body: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 67, Geology of the Belen Area, p. 293-305.

Lucas, S.G., Morgan, G., Love, D.W., Bejnar, C., Sion, B.D., Dunbar, N., and Chamberlin, R., 2014, Description, classification, and geologic context of a Lower Pleistocene primitive mammoth jaw from Matanza Arroyo near Socorro, New Mexico: New Mexico Geology, v.36, no.3, pp.48-58.

Abstracts & Conference Presentations

Person, M.A., Pepin, J.D., Peacock, J., Kelley, S., Butler, J.J., and Sion, B.D., 2019,Assessment of the Deep Plumbing of the Truth or Consequences Geothermal System using Magnetotelluric Surveys, Groundwater Residence Time Tracers, and Hydrologic Modeling: Abstract GP12A-01 presented at 2019 American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 9-13 December.

McDonald, E.V., and Sion, B.D., 2019, Influence of parent material lithology on dust accumulation in alluvial fan soils, Mojave Desert, California USA: Abstract 287-12 presented at 2019 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 22-25 September.

McDonald, E.V., Kirby, E., Gosse, J., Phillips, F., Marrero, S., and Sion, B.D., 2019, Integration of soil-profile development improves age interpretation of TCN depth profiles: An example from Late Pleistocene lake shorelines, southwestern US: Abstract O-1067 presented at 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research, Dublin, Ireland, 25-31 July.

Sion B.D., McDonald E.V., Hartshorn E., Sabol D., Shoop S.A., 2019, The Utility of Soil-Landform Relationships in Terrain Mobility Models Based on Soil-Strength Characteristics in Different Environmental and Geologic Settings: The 13th International Conference On Military Geosciences, Padova, Italy, 24-29 June, Program with Abstracts.

Sion, B., Harrison, B., Phillips, F., and Axen, G., 2018, Effects of regional climate differences on rates of soil development: insights from well-dated chronosequences in the Rio Grande Rift: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting, Socorro, New Mexico, April 13, Program with Abstracts, p. 70.

Sion, B., Axen, G., Phillips, F., and van Wijk, J., 2018, Geomorphic evidence for episodic inflation above the Socorro magma body: timescales and mechanisms related to surface uplift: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting, Socorro, New Mexico, April 13, Program with Abstracts, p. 71.

Love, D.W., Celep, D. and Sion, B.D., 2018, Compositions and elevations of deposits between recently identified Quaternary faults complicate structural interpretations of the southwestern Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico; New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting, Socorro, New Mexico, April 13, Program with Abstracts, p. 47.

Axen, G.J., Yao, S., Sion, B.D., and van Wijk, J., 2016, Timescales of processes related to the Socorro magma body: Abstract V53D-3144 presented at 2016 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 12-16 December.

Sion, B.D., Axen, G.J., Phillips, F.M., Harrison, J.B.J., 2015, Configuration and correlation of fluvial terrace deposits in the lower Rio Salado valley: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting, Socorro, NM, April 24, 2015, Program with Abstracts, p. 58.

Abera, R., Sion, B.D., van Wijk, J., Axen, G.J., Koning, D., Chamberlin, R., Gragg, E., Murray, K., Dobbins, J., 2015, Timing, geochemistry and distribution of magmatism in the Rio Grande rift: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting, Socorro, NM, April 24, 2015, Program with Abstracts, p. 7.

Gragg, E., Koning, D., van Wijk, J., Axen, G.J., Sion, B.D., Abera, R., Murray, K., Dobbins, J., Murray, M., Chamberlin, R., 2015, Changes in Rio Grande rift tectonism as inferred from subsidence curves: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting, Socorro, NM, April 24, 2015, Program with Abstracts, p. 21.

Sion, B.D., Phillips, F. M., Axen, G.J, and Harrison, J.B.J., 2013, Using Quaternary fluvial terraces as structural indicators of magma-body-related uplift, Socorro, NM: Abstract EP53A-0742 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 9-13 December.

Sion, B.D., Phillips, F.M., Axen, G.J, and Harrison, J.B.J., 2013, Are Rio Grande and tributary terraces deflected by the Socorro Magma Body (SMB), indicating a long history of magmatic inflation?: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting, Socorro, NM, April 12, 2013, Program with Abstracts, p. 55.

Sion, B.D. and Callahan, T.J., 2012, Comparison of water table response dynamics and an energy budget model to estimate evapotranspiration rates at Dixie Plantation, Church Flats Watershed, Charleston County, South Carolina: Abstract presented at 2012 CofC School of Science and Math Annual Spring Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Sion, B.D. and Vulava, V.M., 2012, Transport of Naproxen and Ibuprofen in homogeneously-packed quartz sand columns: Abstract presented at 2012 CofC School of Science and Math Annual Spring Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Other Publications

Axen, G.A., van Wijk, Y., Phillips, F.M., Harrison, B., Sion, B.D., and Yao, S., 2019, The Socorro magma body: New Mexico Earth Matters, v. 19, no. 1, p. 1-5.

Publications & Presentations

2019

Hausner, M. B., McDonald, E. V., Crews, J. B., Hartshorn, E. J., Minatre, K. L., Page, D. J., Rybarski, S. C., Sabol, D. E., Sion, B., Weir, W. B. (2019). Intra?Site Soil Variability on the Yuma Proving Ground Countermine Site, 43 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
Sabol, D. E., Sion, B., Hartshorn, E. J., Page, D. J., McDonald, E. V. (2019). A Soil-Landform Approach for Locating Maneuverable Lands on the Korean Peninsula: A Proof of Concept, 29 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

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