Steve Brown

Steve Brown, M.S.
Senior Quaternary Geologist and Head
Quaternary and Engineering Geology
211A Natural Resources Building
615 E Peabody Ave
Champaign IL, 61820
217-333-5143
Education: 

M.S.

Research Interests: 
  • Glacial geology and geomorphology of glacial landforms and landscapes
  • Glacial sequence stratigraphy and deposition systems
  • Geologic mapping
  • Borehole geophysics applied to unconsolidated sediments
Current Research Projects: 
  • Central Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition
  • Surficial geologic mapping for the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
  • Governor's Water Supply Initiative: 3D geologic mapping of the Mahomet Aquifer and the Fox River basin.
Selected Publications: 

Geologic maps

Brown, S.E., and Thompson, T.A., 2005, Geologic map of glacial and post-glacial deposits, northern Lake County, Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map 71, 1:40,000-scale geologic map.

Brown, S.E., 2003, Glacial geology of the South Bend Area, Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-file Study 03-15, 1:80,000-scale geologic map.

Brown, S.E., Dickson, M.L., and Bleuer N.K., 2003, Glacial Geology of the Lafayette (east half) and Muncie (west half) 30 X 60 minute Quadrangles, Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-file Study 03-16, 1:100,000-scale geologic map.

Field trip guidebooks

Stone, B.D., Kincare, K.A., O'Leary, D.W., Lundstrom, S.C., Taylor, E.M., Brown, S.E., 2003, Glacial and postglacial geology of the Berrien County region of Michigan: 49th Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene Field Conference Guidebook, 70 p.

Koelpin, R.U., Brown, S.E., Graves, B., Johnson, P.A., Hansell, R., Barr, R.C., Wright, D.L, and Duncan, R.T., 2000, Glacial, hydrological, engineering, and other environmental perspectives in the Indianapolis area: North Central GSA 34th annual meeting, April 4-7, Indianapolis, Post-meeting field trip guidebook, 36 p., 4 plates.

Brown, S.E., Fisher, T.G., Kehew, A.E., and Taylor, L.D., 1999, Pleistocene geology of north-central Indiana and south-central Michigan, guidebook for the 45th Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene Field Conference: Indiana Geological Survey Open-file Study 99-1, 77 p.

Abstracts

Dickson, M.L., Bleuer, N.K., Brown, S.E., Olejnik, J. and Rupp, R., 2005, Exploration of deep Quaternary valley-fill sequences in central Indiana: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition Abstracts, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16-19, 2005.

Brown, S.E., and Bleuer, N.K., 1999, Glacial-terrain characterization; the fundamental element of a "mapping" process: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, North Central Section Meeting, Vol. 31, No. 5, North Central Section Meeting, April 22-23 Champaign, IL, p. 6

Bleuer, N.K., and Brown, S.E., 1999, A "genetic-stratigraphic" basis for glacial-terrain characterization: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 5, North Central Section Meeting, April 22-23 Champaign, IL, p. 4.

Bleuer, N.K., Brown, S.E., 1999, Process, philosophy, and issues of glacial-terrain characterization at the Indiana Geological Survey: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 5, North Central Section Meeting, April 22-23 Champaign, IL, p. 5.

Digital datasets

Brown, S.E., Bleuer, N.K, Dickson, M.L., Dintaman, C., Olejnik, J., Rupp R., 2004, Digital elevation model of Indiana—revised: Indiana Geological Survey Open-file Study 04-01.

Brown, S.E. and Laudick, A.J., eds., 2003, Hydrogeologic framework of Marion County, Indiana: a digital atlas illustrating hydrogeologic terrain and sequence: Indiana Geological Survey Open-file Study 00-14, CD-ROM including a GIS dataset, digital geologic maps, and digital reports.

Brown, S.E., Bleuer, N.K., O'Neal, M.A., Olejnik, J.R., and Rupp, R., 2000, Glacial terrain explorer: Indiana Geological Survey Open-file Study 00-08, CD-ROM with standardized water-well record database, report, data dictionary, and extensions for ArcView 3.x.

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