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- performance assessment of radioactive waste storage and disposal sites
- Java programming
- groundwater contaminant transport modeling
- environmental modeling in geographic information systems
past projects (dream jobs)
The Experimental Lakes Area,
run by the Freshwater Institute at the University of Manitoba.
This was a wonderful job: field technician, which meant constructing experiments
in these remote lakes, taking samples every day (often involved many hours on the
lakes and in the woods), and watching the northern lights every night!
SeaMARC I, a deep-towed side-scan sonar marine geological mapping instrument run by
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
SeaMARC I has done extensive mapping of the ocean floors (for some sample images, see
East Pacific Rise),
and was used in three expeditions to find the Titanic.
This is exploration of a true frontier - the ocean floor.
Marine Technician for the Ocean Drilling Program
The world's only scientific research drill ship. I spent years on the
(aka JOIDES Resolution) finding out not what the sea floor looks
like from above, but what it is really made of. Lots of mud!
my own software products
A generalized Windows front end for computational models.
This particular implmentation is for a groundwater contaminant transport
(steady state gaussian plume) model developed by Smith and Charbeneau,
Although ShowFlow was originally intended for models which run under DOS, this is
by no means a limitation of the ShowFlow Modeling Interface.
Let me write an interface for your favorite models!
Go to the ShowFlow Page
A Windows front end (actually ShowFlow 3) for the
Hydrocarbon Spill Screening Model,
released by the EPA in 1994
Download HSSM-WIN and HSSM from EPA [602kb]
Need to check your Pentium chip for the phamous phloating-point phlaw?
Download Pentiumx! [24kb]
A box of windows toys, mostly graphics randomness. (Under development)
String Art DOS Screen Saver
A VGA-mode "String Art" [31kb] DOS screen saver (but it works under Windows, too).
Cursors 'n' stuff
A variety of icons, cursors, and animated cursors in jtcursor.zip [9kb].
- Arc/Info GIS
groundwater modeling functions DarcyFlow(), ParticleTrack(), and PorousPuff().
These first appeared in the GRID module of
version 7.0, published by
others' software products
EPA Groundwater Models
EPA's Kerr Lab page for groundwater models,
including HSSM and GEOPACK.
EPA's Geostatistical Environmental Assessment Software,
written by Evan Englund and Allen Sparks is an excellent and robust
geostatistics package. This version is written for DOS on the PC.
Reference: GEO-EAS (Geostatistical Environmental Assessment Software)
User's Guide, EPA/600/4-88/033a (Document available through the
Since I don't know of anywhere to get this on line, you can email me for it.
- natural geometry - polyhedra, the phi proportion: phi = 1 + 1 / phi
- music - mandolin, violin, banjo, mountain dulcimer, voice, Javanese gamelan
- woodworking - musical instruments, cabinetry
- photography - landscapes, textures, geological curiosities
- Anyone considering getting a Ph.D. must read this:
Helpful Hints for Getting Your Ph.D.
- Anagrams, anyone? I recently had a lot of fun with the letters in
DODGE CARAVAN SE
- If you want to visualize what a million is, or what a liter is, check out the
MegaCube, a paper liter-sized cube
inscribed with millimeters. This is a pdf file which you can print
out on some stiff paper (like cover stock) and assemble. There are
a million (that's 106) little cubic millimeters in the
liter cube. To download the pdf file, right-click on the link and
select "Save Target As..." (or some similar command, depending on your browser.)
obligatory favorite links
- fun stuff
- Pavillion of Polyhedreality
Great stuff if you're into natural geometry, polyhedra, or ray-traced images.
For fans of mandolin and David Grisman.
Single-image random-dot stereograms ("Magic Eye" stuff).
- Fractal images
Beautiful, but count on lots of download time.
A favorite comic strip.
- Research Ship Information
Ships I've come to know:
- NOAA Ship Surveyor,
- R/V Robert D. Conrad,
- R/V Thomas Washington (now Chile's Vidal Gormaz),
- NOAA Ship Discoverer
- CFAV Endeavour, and the
- SEDCO/BP 471 (aka D/V JOIDES Resolution).
- and, although I never rode her, the R/V VEMA
(now incredibly transformed into the queen of the Windjammer fleet,
- Elements of Style
The classic manual on writing and usage for the English language - on line!
- FedWorld Home Page
Everything you ever wanted to know about your government. And then some.
Links to Colleges and Universities around the world.
- my favorite shareware
This is a great and easy-to-use FTP client, but seems to be going commercial. :-(
(Windows 95, NT)
- PFE - Programmer's File Editor
This is a great FREE ASCII/ANSI text editor. Blows the doors off notepad, for
example. (Windows 3.x, 95, NT, and PowerPC)
Stiletto is a versatile program launcher which can completely replace your
cluttered Windows desktop. (Windows 95, NT)
This is simply the best way to handle file compression and decompression with the
It also does .tar and .z files for UNIX buffs. (Windows 3.x, 95, NT)
Keep your computer's system clock in sync with this time server polling service
for Windows NT running in Intel x86, DEC Alpha, or Power PC platforms.
- Convert It!
This is an excellent units conversion program. Makes going from fathoms per
femtosecond to furlongs per fortnight a snap. I helped with the radiation units.
(Windows 3.x, 95 and NT)
- LView Pro
LView is a small yet powerful raster (bitmapped) graphics editor, viewer, and
conversion tool. Convert between BMP, GIF, TIFF, JPG, or whatever, and do all
kinds of color balance, size conversions, cropping, rotation, and special
effects like smoothing, edge enhancement, etc. I use it to do all my WWW
graphics. (Windows 95, NT)
this page last updated 18 April 2002