Department of Geology, 6000 J St. 5840 Spilman Ave.

CSU Sacramento Sacramento, CA 95819

Sacramento, CA 95819-6043 HornerTC@CSUS.edu

(916) 278-5635 (916) 736-1878

PROFESSION

Hydrogeologist and sedimentologist, Associate professor

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Field methods in hydrogeology, ground water- surface water interaction, hydrogeology and geochemistry of salmon spawning gravels, geochemical reactions in near-surface environments, Cenozoic stratigraphy of northern California, chemistry and mineralogy of sedimentary rocks, climatic indicators in sedimentary rocks, geostatistics.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Ph.D. Geology, Fall 1992: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Dissertation title: Sedimentologic, mineralogic and geochemical evaluation of the provenance and paleoclimatic record of Permian mudrocks from the Beardmore Glacier area, Antarctica.

Masters degree M.S. Geology, August 1986: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX. Thesis title: Depositional environments, diagenesis and porosity relationships in the Mission Canyon Formation, Elkhorn Ranch Field, Billings County, North Dakota.

Bachelors degree B.S. Geology, May 1979: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

2000: Hydrogeology of the Lake Tahoe Basin: GSA post-meeting field trip, Nov. 17-18.

1999: Principles and applications of dating young ground water: U.S. Geological Survey Western Region Workshop, Nov. 16-18, Sacramento, CA.

1999: Groundwater modeling short course: UC Cooperative Extension Groundwater Hydrology Program, May 11-13, Sacramento, CA.

1998: Introduction to vadose zone modeling: 1998 GRA Seminar Series, June 15-17, Sacramento, CA.

1997: Innovative Soil Gas Monitoring and Remediation Applications: GRA Seminar Series, September 24-25, Sacramento, CA.

1996: Rapid site characterization: Process, Tools and data quality: Groundwater Resources Association, Nov. 20, Sacramento, CA.

1995: Engineering and environmental geophysics short course: AEG/GRA annual meeting, October 7, Sacramento, CA.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2001/2003: Key participant and contributing author for $400,000 grant from W.M. Keck Foundation for Proposal to establish the W.M. Keck Foundation Facilities for applied hydrogeology at California State University, Sacramento.

1999/2001: Lead author on NSF CCLI A&I grant for $105,152 titled Water quality and stream flow as teaching tools in geology.

1999/2000: CSUS Research and Creative Activities award to study Cenozoic

sedimentation in the Sacramento area; 8 units release time, one month summer fellowship and $550.

1996/97: Co-author on $221,000 grant from W.M. Keck Foundation to Establish

Laboratories for hydrogeologic studies.

1996/97: CSUS Minigrant for Development of long-term groundwater monitoring

instrumentation at the CSUS wellfield; 3 units release time and $650.

1995/96: CSUS Research and Creative Activities award for Data analysis of the

stratigraphy, provenance and climatic variability of the Eocene Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming; 6 units release time and $650.

1995: CSUS Research and Creative Activities Summer Fellowship for Field study of the

stratigraphy, provenance and climatic variability of the Eocene Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming; 2 months summer salary.

1995: California Lottery Fund award for Hydrogeology program; $10,000 equipment

grant.

1994/95: CSUS Research and Creative Activities award for Data analysis of the

depositional environments, paleosols and marker beds of the Eocene Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming; $1,500 monetary award to cover geochemical analyses.

1994/95: CSUS System-wide Scholarship and Creative Activity award to study

Variability in hydraulic conductivity and water supply in the Mehrten aquifer, Sacramento, CA; $5,000 equipment grant.

1994: CSUS Research and Creative Activities Summer Fellowship for Field study of the

depositional environments, paleosols and taphonomy of the Eocene Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming: 2 months summer salary.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor: August 1993 to present. Geology Department, CSU Sacramento. Classes include hydrogeology, field methods in hydrogeology, sedimentology/ stratigraphy, field mapping, oceanography and introductory geology courses.

Short course instructor: August 17-18, 1999. Guest instructor for US Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering short course: Wrote materials and taught field session on aquifer analysis (pumping tests) and lecture session on vadose zone transport.

Staff Scientist: May, 1993 to August, 1993: Environmental consultant with Geraghty and Miller, Inc., Dublin, Ohio. Performed analysis of sedimentologic and geochemical data and assisted in preparation of a superfund draft document.

Geology Instructor: Winter, 1993: Taught environmental science and physical

oceanography at Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio.

Research Assistant: Fall, 1990 to Fall, 1992: Analyzed fine-grained sedimentary rocks and paleosols for dissertation research. Techniques included x-ray diffraction to determine mineral composition and organic carbon analysis as an indicator of primary productivity.

Research Assistant: Fall, 1985 to Summer 1987 and Fall, 1988 to Spring, 1989:

Performed laboratory analysis of fine-grained oceanic sediments at The Ohio State University. Methods included wet chemistry to remove organic material and amorphous silica, size segregation by density settling and centrifugation, semi-quantitative x-ray diffractometry to determine relative mineral abundance and carbon analysis using a Coulometrics carbon analyzer to measure organic and inorganic carbon contents.

Geologist/Engineer: Summer, 1983: Analyzed and inventoried rock quarries for the U.S. Forest Service in Baker, Oregon. Estimated existing quarry volumes and searched for gravel reserves in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Exploration Geologist: November, 1980 to September, 1981: Worked with a

geophysicist and petrophysicist as part of an exploration team at J.W. Humbard and Assoc., Midland, Texas. Developed prospects in the northeastern Midland Basin and eastern shelf.

Mud Logger: November, 1979 to September, 1980 and November, 1981 to August,

1982: Employed by Core Laboratories and Advance Consultants, Midland, Texas. Analyzed and identified samples, monitored gas levels with a gas chromatograph and drafted logs during drilling of oil wells.

ABSTRACTS

Horner, T. C., Cornwell, K., and Kusnick, J. E., 2001, Student-based learning modules use water quality and streamflow to enhance understanding of the scientific method. Geology Department, CSU Sacramento, 6000 J St., Sacramento CA 95819, v. 33, no 7.

 

Horner, T. C., and Bush, N. J., 2000, abs., Small scale gain and loss and geochemical variability of pore water in the hyporheic zone of a gravel bar used for salmon spawning in the American River, California: Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, no. 7., p. 141.

Bush, N. J., and Horner, T. C., 2000, abs., Permeability and near-surface water chemistry of a salmon spawning gravel bar in the American River, Sacramento: CalFed Bay-Delta Science Conference 2000, Oct. 3-5, Sacramento Convention Center, p. 163.

Horner, T. C., and Fahning, R. M., 1997, abs., Stream bed permeability and bank storage

in the American River near Sacramento, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, no. 6., p. 334.

Horner, T. C., Burns, D. M., Baxter, W.E.G. and Godwin, T. N., 1996, abs., Sandstone petrography and ash bed geochemistry as indicators of source area for the Eocene Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 28, no. 6, p. 280.

Godwin, T. N., and Horner, T. C., 1996, abs., Rapid episodic tectonic activity of the

Uinta mountains as observed by stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Oligocene Bishop conglomerate, Wyoming and Utah: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 28, no. 6, p. 279.

Burns, D.M., Horner, T. C., Godwin, T. N., Schinke, K., Baxter, WE, Affonso, J. A.,

and Flores, T., 1995, abs., Depositional environments and ash bed geochemistry of the Eocene Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, no. 6, p.

Horner, T. C., 1995, abs., On-Campus wellfield at California State University,

Sacramento as a teaching tool in environmental geoscience: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 27, no. 6, p.

Horner, T. C., McClenahen, L. M., and Baumgarten, D. J., 1995, abs., Facies control of

spatial variability in a shallow fluvial aquifer system: Association of Engineering Geologists Abstracts with Programs, p. 57.

Horner, T. C., 1994, abs., Mudrock mineralogy as an indicator of changing sediment

supply in altered Permian mudrocks from the Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 26, no. 7, p. 243.

Horner, T. C., 1993, abs., Transition metals and trace elements as indicators of changing

sediment supply in altered Permian mudrocks from the Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, no. 6, p. 466.

Krissek, L. A., and Horner, T. C., 1992, abs., Paleoenvironmental controls on Permian sediment production along the paleo-Pacific margin of Antarctica: evidence from geochemistry, paleoslopes and paleosols: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 24, p. 193.

Horner, T. C., and Krissek, L. A., 1991, abs., Geochemical and statistical analysis of

Permian mudrocks from the Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 23, no. 5, p. 70.

Krissek, L. A., and Horner, T. C., 1991, abs., A record of Late Carboniferous (?)-

Permian climatic change from the Beacon Supergroup of the central Transantarctic Mountains. Abstracts volume 13, International Sediment. Congress, Nottingham, p. 285.

Horner, T. C., and Krissek, L. A., 1990, abs., Sedimentologic implications of the

geochemistry of fine-grained Permian sediments from the Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, no. 7, p. 318.

Horner, T. C., 1990, abs., Distribution of total organic carbon and controls on its

occurrence within the Beacon Supergroup, central Transantarctic Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, no. 5, p. 14.

Horner, T. C., and Jacka, A. D., 1989, abs., Rock fabric as a control on dolomitization

and paragenesis in the Mississippian Mission Canyon Formation of the Williston Basin: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 21, no. 5, p. 95.

Horner, T. C., and Krissek, L. A., 1989, abs., Paleogeographic interpretations using

organic carbon and mineral abundance patterns in the Permian Mackellar Formation, Antarctica: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 21, no. 4, p. 15.

Krissek, L. A., and Horner, T. C., 1989, abs., Geochemical indicators of provenance in

fine-grained sediments of the Permian Beacon Supergroup, Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 21, no. 6, p. 347.

Krissek, L. A., and Horner, T. C., 1988, abs., A preliminary study of REE distributions

in mudrocks of the Permian Beacon Supergroup, Central Transantarctic Mountains: Evidence for early development and preservation of LREE enrichment: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 72, p. 208.

Horner, T. C., and Krissek, L. A., 1987, abs., Depositional environments of the Permian

Mackellar Formation, central Transantarctic Mountains: A synthesis of field data and mineralogy: Cambridge, Fifth Intntl. Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, p. 70.

PUBLICATIONS

Horner, T. C., and Giorgis, B., 2000, Sedimentology and petrography of the Mehrten, Fair Oaks and Arroyo Seco Formations: AEG Spring Field trip guidebook, Sacramento Chapter, pp. 1-21.

Masood, K. R., Taylor, T. N., Horner, T., and Taylor, E. L., 1994, Palynology of the

Mackellar Formation (Beacon Supergroup) of East Antarctica: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 83, p. 329-337.

Taylor, T. N., Taylor, E. L., Horner T., and Masood., K. R., 1993, Palynostratigraphy of

the Mackellar Formation (Beacon Supergroup), East Antarctica: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 28, no. 5, p. 32-33.

Horner, T. C., 1992, Sedimentologic, Mineralogic and geochemical evaluation of the

provenance and paleoclimatic record of Permian mudrocks from the Beardmore Glacier area, Antarctica: Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State University, 354 p.

Horner, T. C., and Krissek, L. A., 1992, Statistical analysis of geochemical patterns in fine-grained Permian sediments from the Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: in Yoshido, Y., ed., Sixth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Ranzan-Machi, Japan, p. 241-248.

Krissek, L. A., Horner, T. C., Elliot, D. H., and Collinson, J. W., 1992, Stratigraphy and

sedimentology of vertebrate bone-bearing beds in the Triassic (and Jurassic?) Fremouw and Falla Formations, Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: in Yoshido, Y., ed., Sixth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Ranzan-Machi, Japan.

Horner, T. C., and Krissek, L. A., 1991, Sedimentology, thermal alteration and organic

carbon content as factors in paleoenvironmental interpretation of fine-grained Permian clastics from the Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: in, Contributions to Antarctic Research II, Antarctic Research Series, v. 53, edited by D. H. Elliot, Washington, American Geophysical Union, p. 33-65.

Horner, T. C., and Krissek, L. A., 1991, Permian and Triassic Paleosols from the

Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 26, no. 5, p. 7-8.

Krissek, L. A., and Horner, T. C., 1991, Clay mineralogy and Provenance of fine

grained Permian clastics, central Transantarctic Mountains: in, Geologic Evolution of Antarctica, edited by M.R.A. Thomson, J.A. Crame and J.W. Thomson, Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press, p. 209-214.

Horner, T. C., and Krissek, L. A., 1989, Organic carbon characteristics in the Permian

Mackellar Formation, central Transantarctic Mountains: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 24, no. 5, p. 17-19.

Krissek L. A., and Horner, T. C., 1988, Geochemical record of provenance in fine-

grained Permian clastics, central Transantarctic Mountains: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 23, no. 5, p. 19-21.

Krissek, L. A., and Horner, T. C., 1987, Provenance evolution recorded by fine grained

Permian clastics, central Transantarctic Mountains: Antarctic Journal of the United States, 1987 Review, v. 22, no. 5, p. 26-28.

Krissek, L. A., and Horner, T. C., 1986, Sedimentology of fine-grained Permian clastics,

central Transantarctic Mountains: Antarctic Journal of the United States, 1986 review, v. 21, no. 5, p. 30-32.

SENIOR THESIS PROJECTS SUPERVISED

Orlando, J., 2000, A comparison of the characteristics influencing runoff and transport of dormant spray pesticides in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Watersheds of the Central Valley of California: Bachelorís thesis, CSUS.

Bush, N. J., 1999, Permeability and near-surface water chemistry of a salmon spawning gravel bar in the American River, Sacramento, California: Bachelorís thesis, CSUS.

Dalton, S., 1999, Effects of sampling techniques on water level, temperature, pH,

turbidity, specific conductance and dissolved oxygen measurement: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 40 p.

Grant, R., 1999, Collection of data and determination of parameters for a variably

saturated flow model- HYDRUS 2D: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 27 p.

Lewis, S., 1999, The role of the Silver Creek Fault in the hydrologic framework of the Santa Clara Valley, California: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 21 p.

Risse, G., 1999, Comparison of discharge at Folsom Dam vs. River stage at H St. Gaging

Station, American River: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 23 p.

Branum, D., 1998, Determining the hydraulic conductivity of porous materials using

Darcy Flow tubes: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 22 p.

Brown, J., 1998, Application of resistivity measurements in determining depth of water

table from land surface: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 25 p.

Joseph, T., 1998, Determining the hydraulic conductivity and transmissivity of a confined aquifer using manual and pneumatic slug testing: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 36 p.

Perry, D. L., 1998, The use of a peizometer/manometer and seepage meter to determine the seasonal variations of vertical groundwater flow in relation to the lower reaches of the Cosumnes River: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 28 p.

Robbins, J. B., 1998, A spatial survey of pesticide detection in the Sacramento Valley

using USGS rice and subunit well data: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 59 p.

Carey, B., 1997, Depositional environments of a marine deposit at Bodega Head,

California: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 19 p.

Hansel, C., 1997, Comparative water-quality assessment of the Tangshan region,

Peoples Republic of China, and the San Joaquin Basin and Sacramento River Basin of California and the Delmarva Peninsula of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 44 p.

Affonso, J., 1996, Groundwater study of Fairplay, California: unpublished Bachelors

thesis, CSUS, 28 p.

Baxter, W. E. G., 1996, Physical and geochemical analysis of ash units from the Eocene

Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 21 p.

Burns, D. M., 1996, A sandstone provenance study of the Bridger Basin, Rock Springs,

Wyoming: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 26 p.

Burns, T. A., 1996, Analysis of lower water-bearing unit at the California State

University Sacramento wellfield: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 41 p.

Fahning, R. Martin, 1996, The use of a stream permeameter to determine variations of

vertical groundwater flow in relation to the American river near the CSUS campus: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 19 p.

Ferry, D., 1996, Shallow seismic refraction and downhole survey at California State

University, Sacramento: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 33 p.

Flores, Tippi, 1996, Paleocurrent indicators in the Mehrten Formation: Sacramento

regional quadrangle: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 37 p.

Fortuna, J., 1996, Stratigraphy of lacustrine sediments of the Island at Honey Lake,

LassenCounty, California: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 32 p.

Giorgis, R. B., 1996, A provenance study of Cenozoic formations in the Sacramento area:

unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 22 p.

Godwin, T. N., 1996, Rapid episodic tectonic activity of the Uinta Mountains as observed

by stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Oligocene Bishop Conglomerate, Wyoming and Utah: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 16 p.

Rummler, M., 1996, Aquifer hydraulic properties determined from the frequency

response of water levels in wells to earth tides and atmospheric loading: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 46 p.

Schreiner, D., 1996, Variations in influent vs. effluent condiitons at the lower reach of the

American River: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 22 p.

Heberle, L. A., 1995, Use of slug test data to determine the lateral and vertical facies

variability in confined and semi-confined aquifers at the CSUS wellfield: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 56 p.

Heineman, A., 1995, Shallow seismic reflection-refraction survey of the wellfield at

California State University, Sacramento: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 89 p.

McClenahen, L., 1995, Temporal variability in: aquifers in the CSUS wellfield, the

American river, and precipitation at the CSUS campus: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 34 p.

Schmitt, H., 1995, Tephrochronology from four ocean cores near southern Mexico and

central America: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 37 p.

Baumgarten, D. J., 1994, A hydrogeologic study of Pliocene/Pleistocene sediments

beneath the California State University Sacramento Campus: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 58 p.

Chamberlain, L., 1994, Pliocene to Recent geology beneath the CUS campus and the

Fairbairn water treatment plant: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 38 p.

Oehrli, C., 1994, The geology of Meiss Meadows and channel morphology of Creek #4, Alpine Co., California: unpublished Bachelors thesis, CSUS, 33 p.