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Dr. Brad Sion
Assistant Research Professor, Geomorphology

Education

YearDegreeInstitutionMajor
2018Ph.D.New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyHydrology
2015M.S.New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyHydrology
2012B.S.College of CharlestonGeology

Publications
2019
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.
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.
Sion, B., McDonald, E. V., Sabol, D. E., Hartshorn, E. J. (2019). Geotechnical soil characterization of desert landforms: an evaluation of the similarity between YPG test courses and analog desert environments, 39 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground
Sion, B., Hartshorn, E. J., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Using soil-landform and terrain criteria to characterize potential opportune landing sites at Fort Hunter Liggett, 22 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Sion, B., Hartshorn, E. J., Sabol, D. E., Page, D. J., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Relating soil physical and morphological properties at Fort Hunter Liggett to in-situ soil strength measured with a dynamic cone penetrometer, 52 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Sion, B., Sabol, D. E., Weir, W. B., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Relating Soil Physical and Morphological Properties at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Camp Ripley, MN to In-situ Soil Strength Measurements, 23 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Sion, B., Sabol, D. E., Lacey, T., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Relating Soil Physical and Morphological Properties at Fort Riley to In-situ Soil Strength Measurements, 50 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Sion, B., Adams, K. D., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Soil-Landform Relationships at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Camp Ripley, Minnesota, 23 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Sion, B., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Soil-Landform relationships at Fort Riley, KS, 13 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Sion, B., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Development of a morphological indexing scheme for remote prediction of relative soil strength, part 1: Fort Hunter Liggett, CA, 29 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Sion, B., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Development of a morphological indexing scheme for remote prediction of relative soil strength, part 2: Fort Riley, KS, 25 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Sion, B., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Development of a morphological indexing scheme for remote prediction of relative soil strength, part 3: Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Camp Ripley, MN, 35 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
2018
van Wijk, J., Koning, D., Axen, G. J., Coblentz, D., Gragg, E., Sion, B. (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, 14 (2), 684-709
2016
Sion, B., Axen, G. J., Phillips, F. M., Harrison, 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, Guidebook 67, Geology of the Belen Area, 293-305: New Mexico Geological Society

2014
Lucas, S. G., Morgan, G., Love, D. W., Bejnar, C., Sion, B., Dunbar, N., Chamberlin, R. M. (2014). Description, classification, and geologic context of a Lower Pleistocene primitive mammoth jaw from Matanza Arroyo near Socorro, New Mexico, New Mexico Geology, 36 (3), 48-58
Conference Proceedings
2020
Sion, B., McDonald, E. V., Bustarde, J. (2020). Using soil stratigraphic observations to constrain TCN depth profile ages of relict alluvial fan surfaces in the Sonoran Desert, USA, European Geophysical Union: Vienna, Austria, May 4, 2020-May 8, 2020, D894
McDonald, E. V., Sweeney, M. R., Hanson, P. R., Sion, B. (2020). When did vesicular Av horizons form in the desert SW U.S.: elucidating between soil processes and luminescence ages, European Geophysical Union: Vienna, Austria, May 4, 2020-May 8, 2020
2019
Sion, B., McDonald, E. V., Hartshorn, E. J., Sabol, D. E., Shoop, S. (2019). The Utility of Soil-Landform Relationships in Terrain Mobility Models Based on Soil-Strength Characteristics in Different Environmental and Geologic Settings, International Conference on Military Geosciences: Padova, Italy, Presented.
McDonald, E. V., Kirby, E., Gosse, J., Phillips, F., Marrero, S., Sion, B. (2019). Integration of soil-profile development improves age interpretation of TCN depth profiles: An example from Late Pleistocene lake shorelines, southwestern US, International Union for Quaternary Research: Dublin, Ireland, O-1067, Presented.
McDonald, E. V., Sion, B. (2019). Influence of parent material lithology on dust accumulation in alluvial fan soils, Mojave Desert, California USA, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Phoenix, AZ, Abstract 287-12, Presented.
Person, M., Pepin, J. D., Peacock, J., Kelley, S., Butler, J., Sion, B. (2019). Assessment of the Deep Plumbing of the Truth or Consequences Geothermal System using Magnetotelluric Surveys, Groundwater Residence Time Tracers, and Hydrologic Modeling, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA, Abstract GP12A-01, Presented.
2018
Love, D. W., Celep, E., Sion, B. (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, NM, Presented.
Sion, B., Axen, G. J., Phillips, F. M., 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, Presented.
Sion, B., Harrison, B. J., Phillips, F. M., Axen, G. J. (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, NM, Presented.
2016
Axen, G. J., Yao, S., Sion, B., van Wijk, J. (2016). Timescales of processes related to the Socorro magma body, American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, V53D-3144, Presented.
2015
Gragg, E., Koning, D., van Wijk, J., Axen, G., Sion, B., Abera, R., Murray, K., Chamberlin, R. (2015). Changes in Rio Grande rift tectonism as inferred from subsidence curves, New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting: Socorro, NM, Presented.
Abera, R., Sion, B., 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, Presented.
Sion, B., Axen, G. J., Phillips, F. M., Harrison, 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, Presented.
2013
Sion, B., Phillips, F. M., Axen, G. J., Harrison, 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, Presented.
Sion, B., Phillips, F. M., Axen, G. J., Harrison, B. J. (2013). Using Quaternary fluvial terraces as structural indicators of magma-body-related uplift, Socorro, NM, American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, EP53A-0742, Presented.
2012
Sion, B., Vulava, V. M. (2012). Transport of Naproxen and Ibuprofen in homogeneously-packed quartz sand columns, CofC School of Science and Math Annual Spring Meeting: Charleston, SC, Presented.
Sion, B., 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, CofC School of Science and Math Annual Spring Meeting: Charleston, SC, Presented.
Vulava, V. M., Murphey, V., Kuzma, S., Schwindaman, J., Sion, B., Cory, W. (2012). Sorption and Transport of Pharmaceutical chemicals in Organic and Mineral-rich Soils, Proceedings of the 2012 South Carolina Water Resources Conference: Columbia, SC, Presented.