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John McBride

Professor
Environmental Geology and Hydrology Research, Structural Geology and Tectonics Research, Geology, Geophysics Research

S-387 ESC
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

John H. McBride obtained a B.S. in Mathematics and Geology from the University of Arkansas in 1978, and in 1980 an M.S. in Geology from the same institution with a thesis based on magnetic intensity and gravity field methods. He obtained a Ph. D. in geological sciences in 1987 from Cornell University, while working on a variety of topics centered around geophysical applications. John also studied paleobiology at the University of Chicago (1980-1981). For a total of about four years, he was employed by the petroleum industry (Amoco International Oil Co. and Shell Offshore, Inc) working largely with geophysical data in a variety of international and domestic settings. Previous to joining Brigham Young University, he held a position for 6½ years (1995-2002) with the Illinois State Geological Survey where he attained the rank of Senior Geophysicist. From 1990-1995, he was on the research faculty at the University of Cambridge working with the British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate.

Currently John is Professor in Geological Sciences at BYU. His research experience includes acquiring, processing, and interpreting geophysical data, particularly waveform data. He specializes in applying seismic reflection methods to the study of the structure, composition, and deformation history of the earth’s crust and upper mantle. A major research focus is the constraining of carbon sequestration planning using industrial seismic reflection data in the Illinois Basin. Geological hazards-related work is centered around landslides, active faults, and contaminated aquifers. Additional interests include applying ground-penetrating radar methods to various geological problems (e.g., glacier dynamics; Quaternary calcium carbonate environments) and to the study of LDS Church History sites (e.g., Nauvoo, Illinois and Far West, Missouri). Whenever possible, McBride prefers working in the field with students and faculty, as opposed to being restricted indoors. Since joining BYU in 2002, John has participated in field geophysical programs with BYU students in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Hawaii, Wyoming, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Florida. Sites of international field studies include Bahamas, Italy, Indonesia, Namibia, Switzerland, and Czech Republic.

Research Interests

McBride’s main research focus is the structure, composition, and deformation history of the earth’s crust and upper mantle using geophysical methods. The integration of geological and geophysical data is also used to constrain estimates of seismic and landslide hazard and applied to understanding engineering and hydrological problems. A continuing focus has been to use geophysical methods to constrain planning for carbon capture and storage. McBride collaborates with BYU faculty and other researchers (e.g., University of Illinois; U. S. Geological Survey) to use high-resolution geophysical methods to understand shallow structure and stratigraphy and how such can be used to constrain understanding hazards in seismically active zones and other environmental problems.

Teaching Interests

Geophysical surveying; Waveform Geophysics; Field Camp; Geology for Engineers; Borehole Geophysics and Geology; Petrophysics

Education

  • Ph.D., Geophysics , Cornell University (1987)
  • M.S., Geophysics , University of Arkansas (1980)
  • B.S., Mathematics; Geology , University of Arkansas (1978)

Licenses and Certifications

  • State of Utah, Professional Geologist (2007 - 2023)

Honors and Awards

  • Division of Environmental Geosciences Best Paper co-recipient award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2017 - 2017)

Administrative Assignments

  • Geological Sciences: Department Chair (2013 - 2019)
  • Geological Sciences: Other (Move to BYU Citizenship?) (2007 - 2013)

Courses Taught

Publications

Alan L Mayo Stephen Tracy Nelson John Henry McBride Camille Durrant-Mease David Gordon Tingey Daniel Aubrey Stephen Tracy Nelson John Henry McBride Alan L. Mayo David Gordon Tingey Kevin A Rey John H McBride Stephen Tracy Nelson Gregory T Carling J. Bruthans E. Petersen Steven B. Godwin Stephen Tracy Nelson John Henry McBride Kevin A Rey David Gordon Tingey Eric C. Tingey Gregory T Carling Richard Briggs Bill Stephenson John Henry McBride Jack Odum N. Reitman R. Gold John Henry McBride Hannes Leetaru Jared Freiburg Steve Whittaker Joel Barker Stephen Tracy Nelson John Henry McBride Gregory T Carling Samuel M Hudson Kevin A Rey Eric Tingey David Gordon Tingey Thomas C Chidsey Thomas H Morris S. M. Carney A. D. Hansen John Henry McBride Craig D. Morgan Stephen Tracy Nelson Benjamin Barton M. W. Burnett John Henry McBride Leeza Brown I. Spring Alan L Mayo David Gordon Tingey Kevin A Rey Tony D. Winkel John Henry McBride Stephen Tracy Nelson Gregory T Carling Jiri Bruthans Erik C. Petersen John Henry McBride Hannes Leetaru Jared Freiburg Steve Whittaker Hannes Leetaru Sherilyn Williams-Stroud John Henry McBride Korose Chris John Henry McBride Hannes Leetaru Robert William Keach John Henry McBride Jani Radebaugh Clayton K Chandler Robert William Keach Stephen Tracy Nelson Benjamin Barton John Henry McBride Leeza Brown Isaiah Spring Michael Burnett Jared T. Freiburg John Henry McBride David H. Malone Hannes E. Leetaru John Henry McBride Stephen Tracy T Nelson Choon B Park Eugene E. Wolfe David Gordon G Tingey Kevin A A Rey Stephen Tracy T Nelson John Henry McBride Katelynn M. Smith John Henry McBride Stephen Tracy Nelson Robert William Keach Samuel Hudson David G Tingey Kevin A Rey Gregory T Carling Kimberly Sowards Stephen Tracy Nelson John Henry McBride Barry R Bickmore David Gordon Tingey Kevin Rey Johnathan R. Yaede Katelynn M Smith John Henry McBride Robert William Keach David Gordon Tingey Kevin Rey Samuel M Hudson Stephen Tracy Nelson Gregory T Carling John Henry McBride Robert William Keach Hannes E Leetaru Stephen Tracy Nelson John Henry McBride John Henry McBride Katelynn M Smith Kaleb Markert Robert William Keach Stephen Tracy Nelson Samuel M Hudson Scott Myers Ritter David Gordon Tingey Jared T Freiburg John Henry McBride Hannes E Leetaru Robert William Keach John Henry McBride Hannes E Leetaru Benjamin Godwin Stephen Tracy Nelson John Henry McBride Kevin Rey David Gordon Tingey John Henry McBride Robert William Keach Hannes E Leetaru Kaleb Markert John Henry McBride Scott Myers Ritter David Gordon Tingey John Henry McBride Robert William Keach Hannes Leetaru Katelynn M Smith Ryan Shurtliff Stephen T Nelson John H McBride Kevin A Rey Joseph C Tucker Stephen B Godwin David G Tingey John Henry McBride Hannes E Leetaru Jared Freiburg Robert Bauer John Henry McBride Katelynn M Smith Robert William Keach John Henry McBride Hannes E Leetaru John Henry McBride Hannes E Leetaru Robert Bauer John Henry McBride Jared Freiburg Colby S Hazard Scott Myers Ritter John Henry McBride David Gordon Tingey John V. South John Henry McBride Alan L Mayo David Gordon Tingey Gregory T Carling Kevin A. Rey Stephen Tracy Nelson Scott R. Greenhalgh John Henry McBride John M. Bartley Robert William Keach Brooks Bradley Britt Bart J Kowallis John Henry McBride Robert William Keach Hannes E. Leetaru John V. South John Henry McBride Alan L Mayo David Gordon Tingey Kevin A. Rey John Henry McBride Colby Hazard Scott Myers Ritter Thomas H Morris David Gordon Tingey Robert William Keach Jani Radebaugh Clayton Chandler Karl Arnold Gene Wolfe John Henry McBride Robert William Keach Eugene E. Wolfe Hannes E. Leetaru Clayton K. Chandler Scott R. Greenhalgh John C. Hoopes John Henry McBride Eric H Christiansen Bart J Kowallis Timothy J. Thompson David Gordon Tingey Anita O. Okojie-Ayoro Johnathan R. Yaede John Henry McBride Hannes E. Leetaru Robert William Keach Eleanor Inge Prussen McBride Annika M. Quick Summer Burton Rupper John Henry McBride Scott Myers Ritter David Gordon Tingey Stephen Tracy Nelson Adam P. McKean N. B. Jones John Henry McBride Summer Burton Rupper Scott Myers Ritter David Gordon Tingey Michelle R Koutnik Annika M Quick Thomas H Morris R. William Keach Landon K. Burgener Adam P. McKean Jessica Williams Joshua M. Maurer Durban G. Keeler Robert Windell John Henry McBride Benjamin C. Pykles Ryan W. Saltzgiver C. Richard Robert William Keach Eric Parks John Henry McBride Stephen Tracy Nelson David Gordon Tingey Alan L Mayo William S Guthrie Hoopes John

Presentations

Eli Lopez John Henry McBride Kevin A Rey Robert William Keach David Gordon Tingey Samuel M Hudson Gregory T Carling
Kaleb Markert John Henry McBride Scott Myers Ritter David Gordon Tingey Kevin A Rey Robert William Keach
John Henry McBride Hannes Leetaru Jared Freiburg Steve Whittaker
John Henry McBride Amarelda D. Voigt Keili Kwong Scott Myers Ritter David Gordon G Tingey
John Henry McBride Robert William W Keach Hannes E. Leetaru
John Henry McBride Stephen Tracy T Nelson
John Henry McBride Stephen T Nelson Choon B. Park Eugene E. Wolfe
John Henry McBride Kaleb Markert Scott Myers Ritter
Jeffrey D Keith Jeffrey D. KEITH Eric H. CHRISTIANSEN Robert F. BIEK Timothy J. THOMPSON John MCBRIDE Ron A. HARRIS Scott THAYN Cameron HARRISON Collin JENSEN Ryan CHADBURN
John Henry McBride
Colby S Hazard John Henry McBride Scott Myers Ritter David Gordon Tingey Robert William Keach
John V. South John Henry McBride Alan L Mayo David Gordon Tingey Kevin A. Rey
Clayton K Chandler John Henry McBride Jani Radebaugh Thomas H Morris