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John McBride

Professor - Associate Chair - Graduate Coordinator
Faculty

Office: S-387 ESC

Education

  • B.S. Math and Geology, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, 1978
  • M.S. Geology, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, 1980
  • Ph.D. Geophysics, Cornell University, 1987

Professional Background

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 a 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, Switzerland, and Czech Republic.

Employment

  • Aug. 2002-present: Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
  • Nov. 1995-July 2002: Senior Geophysicist (by promotion), Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL. In 1997, appointed as Adj. Professor in the Dept. of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • June 1990-Sept. 1995: Research Associate promoted to Senior Assistant in Research, British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS), Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
  • Sept. 1988-May 1990: Geologist promoted to Exploration Geologist, Deep Water Division, Shell Offshore Inc., New Orleans, LA.
  • Aug. 1987-Sept. 1988: Post-doctoral Associate, Institute for the Study of the Continents, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  • July 1981-Aug. 1983: Geologist promoted to Petroleum Geologist, Amoco International Oil Co., New Ventures-Africa/Middle East Region, Houston, TX.

Teaching History

  • Geology 330: Geology for Engineers
  • Geology 491R/591R: Geology Seminar
  • Geology 422: Geology Field Methods
  • Geology 440: Solid Earth Geophysics
  • Geology 521: Borehole Geophysics & Geology
  • Geology 476 Seismic Interpretation (assisting B. Keach)
  • Geology 559 Potential Field Methods
  • Geology 560: Waveform Geophysics
  • Geology 561: Geophysical Surveying
  • Geology 621: Petrophysics and Reservoir Characterization

Research

Most recently John has been working with students and faculty colleagues at BYU, the Illinois State Geological Survey, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the LDS Church History Department.

Some of the work he has been doing with students and co-workers was recently featured in the AAPG Explorer.


Publications

(‡ indicates student author) (italics= in review/preparation; bold= accepted, in press; black = published)

  • Chandler‡, C. K., Radebaugh, J., McBride, J. H. Morris, T. H., Arnold‡, K., Lorenz, R. D., Barnes, J. W., Hayes, A., Narteau, C., Rodriguez, S., Rittenour, T., Wassenaar, T., and Shuuya, T., Near-surface structure of a large linear dune and an associated crossing dune of the northern Namib Sand Sea from Ground Penetrating Radar: Implications for the history of large linear dunes on Earth and Titan, Aeolian Research, in review.
  • Brinkerhoff, R., McBride, J., Hudson, S., Sprinkel, D.A., Harris, R., Rey, K., and Tingey, E., Strain segregation between ductile and brittle stratigraphy - characterizing the Sand Wash fault system, Unita Basin, Utah, in The Lacustrine Green River Formation: Hydrocarbon Potentialand Eocene Climate Record, edited by M. Vanden Berg, E. Jagniecki, R. Brinkerhoff, J. Birdwell, L. Birgenheier, Utah Geological Association Guidebook, in review.
  • McBride, J., Nelson, S. T., Mwakanyamale, K. E., Wolfe, E. E., Tingey, D. G., and Rey, K. A., High-resolution Geophysical Characterization of Volcanic Layering, Journal of Applied Geophysics, in review.
  • McBride, J., Leetaru, H.E., Freiburg, J.T., Whittaker, S.G., 2021, Deep seismic profiles from around the British Isles inform interpretation of crustal reflectivity beneath Illinois Basin: Initial results, AAPG Search and Discovery, in press.
  • Briggs, R. W., Stephenson, W. J., McBride, J. H., Odum, J. K., Reitman, N. G., and Gold, R. D., Crustal architecture of the transtensional Warm Springs Valley fault zone, northern Walker Lane, Journal of Geophysical Research, in press.
  • Leetaru, H. E., Freiburg, J., Williams-Stroud, S., and McBride, J., Understanding Risk and Uncertainty of Underground Storage of Buoyant Fluids, Lessons Learned in Illinois, AAPG Bulletin, in review.
  • Barker‡, J.F., Nelson, S.T., McBride, J.H., Carling, G.T., Hudson, S., Rey, K.A., Tingey, E.M., and Tingey, D.G., 2021, Moving beyond the direction of climate change to estimating its magnitude: a water budget approach for wetland systems, Journal of Quaternary Science,
  • Mayo, A. L., Tingey, D. G., Rey, K. A., Winkel, T. D., McBride, J. H., Nelson, S. T., Carling, G. T., Bruthans, J., and Petersen, E. C., 2020, Shallow groundwater flow and inverted fresh/saline-water interface in a hypersaline endorheic basin (Great Basin, USA), Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 28, p. 2877-2902, doi.org/10.1007/s10040-020-02209-8.
  • Nelson, S. T., Barton‡, B., Burnett, M. W., McBride, J. H., Brown‡, L., Spring‡, I., 2020, The lateral and vertical growth of laterite weathering profiles, Hawaiian Islands, USA, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 45, p. 2940 -2953, doi.org/10.1002/esp.4941.
  • McBride, J. H., Radebaugh, J., Chandler‡, C. K., and Keach, R. W., II, 2020, High-resolution imaging of internal stratigraphy of linear dunes of the Namib Sand Sea, SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2020, https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2020-3426004.1
  • Chidsey, T. C., Jr., Morris, T. H., Carney, S. M., Hansen, A. D., McBride, J. H., and Morgan, C. D., 2020, Surface to subsurface reservoir/aquifer characterization and facies analysis of the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, central Utah: Utah Geological Survey Special Study 167, 102 p., 3 appendices, 1 plate, https://doi.org/10.34191/ss-167.
  • McBride, J. H., Leetaru, H. E., Freiburg, F. T., and Whittaker, S. G., 2020, Precambrian structure revealed by CCS seismic profiles from the Illinois Basin, SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2020, https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2020-3425742.1
  • Freiberg, J. T., McBride, J. H., Malone, D., and Leetaru, H. E., 2020, Petrology, geochronology and geophysical characterization of Mesoproterozoic rocks in central Illinois, USA, Geoscience Frontiers, Vol. 11, p. 581-596, doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2019.07.004.
  • McBride, J. H., Nelson, S. T., Park, C. B., Wolfe, E., Tingey, D. G., and Rey, K. A., 2019, Ocean waves as a passive MASW source, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 171, 103860, doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2019.103860.
  • Nelson, S. and McBride, J., 2019, Application of HVSR to estimating thickness of laterite weathering profiles in basalt, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi.org/10.1002/esp.4580.
  • Smith‡, K. M., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Nelson, S. T., Keach, R. W., II, Hudson, S., Tingey, D. G., Key, K., and Carling, G., 2019, An Integrated High-Resolution Geophysical and Geological Visualization of a Lake Bonneville Shoreline Deposit (Utah, USA), Interpretation, v. 7, doi.org/10.1190/INT-2018-0116.1.
  • Sowards‡, K., Nelson, S. (corresponding author), McBride, J., Bickmore, B., Tingey, D., Rey, K., and Yaede, J. R., 2018, A Conceptual Model for the Early Weathering of Ocean Islands: A Synthesis of Geochemistry and Geophysics, Kohala Peninsula, Hawaii, USA, Geosphere, 14 (3): 1324-1342, doi.org/10.1130/GES01642.1.
  • McBride, J. H., Keach, R. W., II, Leetaru, H. E., and Smith‡, K. M., 2018, Visualizing Precambrian Basement Tectonics beneath a Carbon Capture and Storage Site, Illinois Basin, Interpretation, 6(2), T257-T270, doi.org/10.1190/INT-2017-0116.1.
  • Hazard‡, C. S., Ritter, S. M. (corresponding author), McBride, J. H., Tingey, D. G., and Keach, R. W., II, 2017, Ground-penetrating-radar characterization and porosity evolution of an Upper Pleistocene oolite-capped depositional Cycle, Red Bays, northwest Andros Island, Great Bahama Bank, v. 87, p. 523-545, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 10.2110/jsr.2017.9.
  • Shurtliff‡, R. A., Nelson, S. T. (corresponding author), McBride, J. H., Rey, K. A., Tucker‡, J. C., Godwin‡, S. B., and Tingey, D. G., 2017 (April): A 13 000 year multi-proxy climate record from central Utah (western USA), emphasizing conditions leading to large mass movements. Boreas, Vol. 46, pp. 308–324. 10.1111/bor.12213. ISSN 0300-9483.
  • South‡, J. V., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Mayo, A. L., Tingey, D. G., Carling, G. T., Rey‡, K. A., and Nelson, S. T., 2016, Imaging the Margins of Pleistocene Lake Deposits with High-Resolution Seismic Reflection in the Eastern Basin and Range: Pilot Valley, Utah (USA), Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update, Developments in Earth Surface Processes Volume 20, edited by C. Oviatt and J. Shroder, Elsevier, p. 526-550.
  • McBride, J. H., Leetaru, H. E., Keach, R. W., II, and McBride, E. I., 2016, Fine-Scale Structure of the Precambrian beneath the Illinois Basin, Geosphere, v. 12, no. 2, p. 585-606, doi:10.1130/GES01286.1.
  • McBride, J. H., Nelson, S. T., Heiner‡, B. D., Tingey, D. G., Morris, T. H., and Rey, K. A., 2015, Neotectonics of the Sevier Desert basin, Utah as seen through the lens of multi-scale geophysical investigations, Tectonophysics, v. 654, p. 131–155, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.05.007.
  • Greenhalgh‡, S. R., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Bartley, J. M., Keach, R. W., II, Britt, B. B., and Kowallis, B. J., 2015, Along Strike Variability of Thrust Fault Vergence, Interpretation, v. 3, no. 3, p. SX1-SX12, doi: 10.1190/INT-2014-0182.1.
  • Yaede‡, J. R., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Nelson, S. T., Park, C. B., Flores‡, J. A., Turnbull, S. J., Tingey, D. G., Jacobsen‡, R. T., Dong‡, C. D., and Gardner‡, N. L., 2015, A geophysical strategy for measuring the thickness of the critical zone developed over basalt lavas, Geosphere, v. 11, p. 514-532, doi:10.1130/GES01142.1.
  • McBride, J. H., Nelson, S. T., Park, C. B., Yaede‡, J. R., and David G. Tingey, 2015, Investigating Velocity Structure in the Weathering Zone of Hawaiian Basalts. Near-Surface Asia Pacific Conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 7-10 July 2015: pp. 439-442. https://doi.org/10.1190/nsapc2015-117
  • Nelson, S. T., McBride, J. H., Heiner‡, B. D., Tingey, D. G., and Rey, K., 2015, Multi-Scale, Multiple-Method Geophysical Investigations of Neotectonic Features in Extensional Terranes. Near-Surface Asia Pacific Conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 7-10 July 2015: pp. 472-475. https://doi.org/10.1190/nsapc2015-126.
  • McBride, J., Hazard‡, C., Ritter, S., Morris, T., Tingey, D., Keach, B.,Radebaugh, J., Chandler‡, C., Arnold‡, K., and Wolfe, G., 2014, Seeing Is Believing: GPR Enhances Analogs, AAPG Explorer, p. 44, 47.
  • McBride, J., William Keach, R., II, Wolfe, E., Leetaru, H., Chandler‡, C., and Greenhalgh‡, S., 2014, Investigating fault continuity associated with geologic carbon storage planning in the Illinois Basin, Interpretation, 2(1), SA151–SA162, doi: 10.1190/INT-2013-0109.1.
  • Hoopes‡, J. C., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Christiansen, E. H., Kowallis, B. J., Thompson, T. J., Tingey, D. G., Okojie-Ayoro‡, A. O., and Yaede‡, J. R., 2014, Characterizing a landslide hazard along the Wasatch Mountain front (Utah), Environmental and Engineering Geosciences, v. 20 no. 1, 1-24, doi: 10.2113/gseegeosci.20.1.1.
  • McBride, J. H., Leetaru, H. E., Keach, II, R. W., and McBride, E. P., 2013, Illinois Basin Basement and Structure, September 2013 Project Advisory Group Presentations, published online: http://www.sequestration.org/resources/reports.html.
  • Mayo, A. L., Nelson, S. T., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Durrant‡, C., Tingey, D. G., and Aubrey, D., 2013, Understanding inverted hydrochemical gradients: a case study at Midway, Utah , USA employing hydrostratigraphy, geochemistry, and geophysics, Natural Hazards, v. 69, p. 545–571, DOI I 10.1007/s11069-013-0722-y.
  • McBride, J. H., Pykles, B. C., Saltzgiver‡, R. W., Richard‡, C., and Keach, R. W., II, 2012, Challenges and triumphs of ground-penetrating radar for studying the archaeological resources of Mormon Nauvoo, Mormon Historical Studies, vo. 13, nos. 1-2, p. 161-197.
  • McBride, J. H., Rupper, S. B., Ritter, S. M., Tingey, D. G., Koutnik, M. R., Quick‡, A. M., Morris, T. H., Keach, R. W., II, Burgener‡, L. K., McKean‡, A. P., Williams‡, J., Maurer‡, J. M., Keeler‡, D. G., and Windell‡, R., 2012, Relationship between wave ogives and radar scattering in an alpine glacier, Geosphere, 8, 1054-1077, doi:10.1130/GES00804.1.
  • McBride, J. H., Pykles, B. C., Utt, E., and Keach, R. W., II, 2012, Rediscovering Provo’s First tabernacle with ground-penetrating radar, BYU Studies Quarterly, 51, no. 2, 61–77.
  • Stephenson, W.S., Williams, R.A., Odum, J. K., McBride, J. H., and Tomlinson, I., 2012, Characterization of intrabasin faulting and deformation for earthquake hazards in southern Utah Valley, Utah, from high-resolution seismic imaging, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102, 524-540, doi: 10.1785/0120110053.
  • McBride, J. H., Guthrie, W. S., Faust, D. L., and Nelson, S. T., 2012, A structural study of thermal tufas using ground-penetrating radar, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 81, 38-47, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2011.09.011.
  • McBride, J. H., Kolata, D. R., Sargent, M. R., and Hildenbrand, T. G., 2010, The Precambrian Crust of Illinois—The Geological and Geophysical Evidence, in Kolata, D. R., and Nimz, C. K., Editors, Chapter 3, The Geology of Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey, p. 123-135.
  • Nelson, W. J. and McBride, J. H., 2010, Neotectonics, in Kolata, D. R., and Nimz, C. K., Editors, Chapter 12, The Geology of Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey, p. 105-119.
  • Parks‡, E. M., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Nelson, S. T., Tingey, D. G., Mayo, A. L., Guthrie, W. S., and Hoopes‡, J. C., 2010, Comparing electromagnetic and seismic geophysical methods: estimating depth to water in geologically simple and complex arid environments, Engineering Geology, doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2010.10.005.
  • Keach, R. W., II, McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), and Pykles, B. C., 2010, Petroleum industry techniques yield new insights into 3D GPR data, Proceedings of 2010 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Issue Date: 21-25 June 2010, p. 1 – 6, Lecce, Italy, Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-4604-9, DOI: 10.1109/ICGPR.2010.5550221. Published online: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5550221.
  • McBride, J. H., Guthrie, W. S., Faust, D. L., and Nelson, S. T., 2010, Mapping thermal tufa deposits using GPR, Proceedings of 2010 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Issue Date: 21-25 June 2010, p. 1 – 6, Lecce, Italy, Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-4604-9, DOI: 10.1109/ICGPR.2010.5550134. Published online: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5550134.
  • McBride, J. H., Rupper, S. B., Ritter, S. M., Tingey, D. G., Quick‡, A. M., McKean‡, A. P., and Jones‡, N. B., 2010, Results of an experimental radar survey on the Gornergletscher Glacier System (Zwillingsgletscher), Valais, Switzerland, Proceedings of 2010 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Issue Date: 21-25 June 2010, p. 1 – 6, Lecce, Italy, Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-4604-9, DOI: 10.1109/ICGPR.2010.5550157. Published online: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5550157.
  • McBride, J. H., Stephenson, W. S., and McBride, E. I. P., 2010, Reanalysis of the COCORP Utah Line 1 deep seismic reflection profile: toward an improved understanding of the Sevier Desert detachment question, Geosphere, December 2010, 6, no. 6, 1–15; doi: 10.1130/GES00546.1.
  • McBride, J. H., Stephenson, W.S., Williams, R.A., Odum, J. K., Worley, D. M., Keach, R. W., II, South‡, J. V., Brinkerhoff‡, A. R., Okojie-Ayoro‡, A. O., 2010, Shallow subsurface structure of the Wasatch Fault, Provo Segment, Utah, from an integrated compressional- and shear-wave seismic reflection profile with implications for fault structure and development, Geological Society of America Bulletin, November/December 2010, 122, no. 11/12, 1731–1745, doi: 10.1130/B30174.1.
  • McBride, J. H., 2009, Geophysical characterization of faulting and folding in the Illinois Basin and relation to seismicity, in CEUS Seismic Source Characterization Project-Workshop #2 Proceedings. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, and U.S. DOE, Washington, D.C.: 2009. 1019219, p. 240-315.
  • McBride, J. H., H. E. Leetaru, R. W. Keach II, and W. J. Nelson, 2009, Subtle discontinuity detection and mapping for carbon sequestration assessment in the Illinois Basin, in M. Grobe, J. C. Pashin, and R. L. Dodge, eds., Carbon dioxide sequestration in geological media—State of the science: AAPG Studies in Geology 59, p. 365–377.
  • Leetaru, H. E., S. Frailey, D. Morse, R. J. Finley, J. A. Rupp, J. A. Drahozval, and J. H. McBride, 2009, Carbon sequestration in the Mt. Simon Sandstone saline reservoir, in M. Grobe, J. C. Pashin, and R. L. Dodge, eds., Carbon dioxide sequestration in geological media—State of the science: AAPG Studies in Geology 59, p. 261 – 277.
  • Nelson, W. J., Denny, F. B., McBride, J. H., and Williams, L.‡, 2009, Geology of the Olmsted Quadrangle, Pulaski County, Illinois, Illinois Geologic Quadrangle Map Olmsted-G, Illinois State Geological Survey, report 10 pp., map 1 sheet, 1:24,000.
  • Leetaru, H. E., and McBride, J. H., 2009, Reservoir uncertainty, Precambrian topography, and carbon sequestration in the Mt. Simon Sandstone, Illinois Basin, Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, pp. 235–243.
  • McBride, J. H., Keach, R. W., III, Macfarlane, R. T., De Simone, G. F., Scarpati, C., Johnson, D. J., Yaede‡, J. R., Macfarlane‡, G. S., and Weight‡, R. W. R., 2009, Subsurface visualization using ground-penetrating radar for archaeological site preparation on the northern slope of Somma-Vesuvius: a Roman site, Pollena Trocchia, Italy, il Quaternario (Italian Journal of Quaternary Science), v. 22, no. 1, p. 39-52.
  • Couëslan, M. L., Leetaru, H. E., Brice, T., Leaney, W. S., and McBride, J. H., 2009, Designing a seismic program for an industrial CCS site: trials and tribulations, Energy Procedia, v. 1, p. 2193-2200.
  • Leetaru, H.E., S.M. Frailey, J. Damico, R.J. Finley, J.H. McBride, D.G. Morse, 2008, Developing a geological model for the Phase III (ADM) saline sequestration validation site: Seventh Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 5-8, 2008 (Poster presentation on CD-ROM proceedings as Poster 446).
  • McBride, J. H., Stephenson, W. J., Thompson, T. J., Harper, M. P., Eipert, A. A., Hoopes‡, J. C., Tingey, D. G., Keach, II, R. W., Okojie-Ayoro‡, A. O., Hicks‡, T. C., Spencer‡, C. J., Meirovitz‡, C. D., and Worley, D. M., 2008, A geophysical and trenching investigation of shallow deformation along an anomalous section of the Wasatch Fault zone, Utah, USA, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, v. 15, no. 3, p. 183-197.
  • Okojie-Ayoro‡, A. O., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Anderson, T. C., Black, B. J., Keach, II, R. W., and South‡, J. V., 2008, High-resolution seismic mapping of a shallow petroleum reservoir: Teapot Dome, USA, World Oil, v. 229, no. 5, p. 142-146.
  • Krawczyk, C. M., McCann, T., Cocks, L. R. M., England, R., McBride, J. and Wybraniez, S. 2008. Caledonian Tectonics. In: The Geology of Central Europe (edited by McCann, T.), Geological Society, London.
  • Tingey‡, B. E., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Thompson, T. J., and Stephenson, W. J., South‡, J. V., and Bushman‡, M., 2007, Study of a pre-historic landslide using seismic reflection methods integrated with geological data in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah, USA, Engineering Geology, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2007.08.006, p. 1-29.
  • McBride, J. H., Leetaru, H. E., Bauer, R. A., Tingey‡, B. E., and Ashley‡, S. E., 2007, Deep faulting and structural reactivation beneath the southern Illinois basin, Precambrian Research, 157, 289–313, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2007.02.020.
  • McBride, J. H., Pugin, A. J. M., and Hatcher, R. D., Jr., 2007, Scale invariance of décollement thrusting, in Four–D Framework of Continental Crust, Geological Society of America Memoir 200, edited by Hatcher, Jr., R. D., Carlson, M. P., McBride, J. H., and Martínez Catalán, J. M., p. 109-126.
  • Hatcher, Jr., R. D., Carlson, M. P., McBride, J. H., and Martínez Catalán, J. M., editors, 2007, Four–D Framework of Continental Crust, Geological Society of America Memoir 200, 632 pp.
  • Keach, R. W., II, Morris, T. H., McBride, J. H., Mullen, M., Leetaru, H. E., and O’Neal‡, R., 2006, Interpretation of the Jurassic Entrada Sandstone play using 3D seismic attribute analysis, Uinta basin, Utah, Utah Geological Survey, Open File Report 493.
  • Okure‡, M. S., and McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), 2006, Deep seismic reflectivity beneath an intracratonic basin: Insights into the behavior of the uppermost mantle beneath the Illinois basin, Precambrian Research, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2006.04.006, 149, 99-125.
  • Knapp, J. H., Diaconescu, C. C., Connor, J. A., McBride, J. H., and Simmons, M. D., 2006, Deep seismic exploration of the South Caspian Basin: Lithosphere-scale imaging of the world’s deepest basin, in P. O. Yilmaz and G. H. Isaksen, compilers, Oil and gas of the Greater Caspian area: Selected publications from the 2000 AAPG Istanbul Regional International Conference: AAPG Studies in Geology No. 55, p. 1–3.
  • McBride, J. H., and Leetaru, H. E., 2006, A strategy for assessing deep faulting and possible structural reactivation in target sequestration reservoirs: Fifth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, May 8-11, 2006 (Poster presentation on CD-ROM proceedings as Poster 133)
  • Leetaru, H. E., McBride, J., Bellucci, J., and Freiburg, J., 2006, Importance of seismic reflection data in planning a carbon sequestration project in deep saline reservoirs: Fifth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, May 8-11, 2006 (PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM proceedings as Paper 076)
  • Bexfield‡, C. E., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Pugin, A. J. M., Ravat, D., Biswas‡, S., Larson, T. H., Sargent, S. L., Fillerup‡, M. A., Tingey‡, B. E., Wald‡, L., Northcott‡, M. L., South‡, J. V., Okure‡, M. S., and Chandler‡, M. R., 2006, Integration of P- and SH-wave high-resolution seismic reflection and micro-gravity techniques to improve interpretation of shallow subsurface structure; New Madrid seismic zone, The 11th International Symposium on deep seismic profiling of the continents and their margins, Special Issue Tectonophysics, v. 420, p. 5-21.
  • Morris, T. H., McBride, J. H., and Monn‡, W. D., 2005, A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reservoir Characterization of the Coastal Entrada Erg-Margin Gas Play, Utah, Utah Geological Survey Open-File Report 459, 52 pp.
  • Bexfield‡, C. E., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Pugin, A. J. M., Nelson, W. J., Larson, T. H., Sargent, S. L., 2005, The Olmsted fault zone, southernmost Illinois: a key to understanding seismic hazard in the northern New Madrid Seismic zone, Engineering Geology, 81, 179-201.
  • England, R. W., McBride, J. H., and Hobbs, R. W., 2005, The role of Mesozoic rifting in the opening of the NE Atlantic; evidence from deep seismic profiling across the Faroe-Shetland Trough, Journal of the Geological Society, London, 162, 661-673.
  • McBride, J. H., Hatcher, R. D., Jr., Stephenson, W. J., and Hooper, R. J., 2005, Reconciliation of seismic reflection and geological observations across an internal basement massif, southern Appalachians, USA: Pine Mountain window. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117, 669-686.
  • McBride, J. H., White, R. S., Smallwood‡, J. R., and England, R. W., 2004, Must magmatic addition to the lower crust produce reflectivity?, The 10th International Symposium on deep seismic profiling of the continents and their margins, Special Issue Tectonophysics, v. 388, 271-297.
  • Duchek‡, A. B., McBride, J. H. (corresponding author), Nelson, W. J., and Leetaru, H. E., 2004, The Cottage Grove fault system (Illinois basin): Late Paleozoic transpression along a Precambrian crustal boundary. Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B25413.1, 116, 1465-1484.
  • Harrison‡, M. J., Marshak, S., and McBride, J. H., 2004, The Lackawanna synclinorium, Pennsylvania: A basement-controlled salt-collapse structure. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 116, p. 1499-1514.
  • Pugin, A. J. M., Larson, T. H., Sargent, S. L., McBride, J. H., and Bexfield‡, C. E., 2004, Near-surface mapping using SH-wave and P-wave seismic land-streamer data acquisition in Illinois, The Leading Edge, 23, 677-682.
  • McBride, J. H., 2004, Book Review of Heterogeneity in the Crust and Upper Mantle: Nature, Scaling, and Seismic Properties by J. A. Goff and K. Holliger, EOS, 85, 153.
  • McBride, J. H. and Stephenson, W. J., 2003, Preface to Contributions to Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard from Shallow Geophysical Imaging, Special Volume of Tectonophysics, 368, 1-5.
  • McBride, J. H. and Stephenson, W. J., Guest Editors, 2003, Contributions to Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard from Shallow Geophysical Imaging, Special Volume of Tectonophysics, 368, Issues 1-4, 1-227.
  • McBride, J. H., A. J. M. Pugin, W. J. Nelson, T. H. Larson, S. L. Sargent, J. A. Devera, F. B. Denny, and E. W. Woolery, 2003, Variable post-Paleozoic deformation detected by seismic reflection profiling across northwestern “prong” of New Madrid Seismic Zone, Tectonophysics, 368, 171-191.
  • McBride, J. H., Kolata, D. R., and Hildenbrand, T. G., 2003, Geophysical constraints on understanding the origin of the Paleozoic Illinois basin and the Proterozoic eastern granite-rhyolite province, USA, Tectonophysics, v. 363, p. 45-78.
  • Marshak, S., Nelson, W. J., and McBride, J. H., 2003, Phanerozoic strike-slip faulting in the continental interior platform of the United States: examples from the Laramide Orogen, Midcontinent, and Ancestral Rocky Mountains. In: Storti, F., Holdsworth, R. E., and Slavini, F., eds., Intraplate Strike-slip Deformation Belts. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 120, p. 171-196.
  • Harris, R., Moore, T. F., Wirth, K., Mull, C. G., and McBride, J., 2003, Rooted Brooks Range ophiolite: Implications for Cordilleran terranes: comment, Geology, v. 31, p. 91-92.
  • McBride, J. H. and Knapp, J. H., 2002, Review of seismic reflector signatures of crustal deformation in the Appalachian-Caledonide realm with reference to the Spanish Variscides and the Uralides. In: Martínez Catalán, J. R., Hatcher, R. D., Jr., Arenas, R. and Díaz García, F. (editors), Variscan-Appalachian dynamics: The building of the late Paleozoic basement, Geological Society of America Special Paper 364, p. 281-300.
  • Hildenbrand, T. G., McBride, J. H., Ravat, D., 2002, The Commerce geophysical lineament and its possible relation to Proterozoic igneous complexes and large earthquakes in the south-central Illinois Basin. Seismological Research Letters, v. 73, no. 5, p. 640-659.
  • McBride, J. H., Hildenbrand, T. G., Stephenson, W. J., and Potter, C. J., 2002, Interpreting the earthquake source of the Wabash Valley seismic zone (Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky) from seismic reflection, gravity, and magnetic intensity. Seismological Research Letters, v. 73, no. 5, p. 660-686.
  • McBride, J. H. Nelson, W. J., and Stephenson, W. J., 2002, Quaternary-age deformation in the northern Mississippi embayment, Seismological Research Letters, v. 73, no. 5, p. 597-627.
  • Nelson, W. J. and McBride, J. H., 2001, Geologic history of the northernmost Mississippi embayment and southern Illinois basin, in Regional Seismicity and Ground Vibrations, Proceedings of the Ohio River Valley Soils Seminar XXXII.
  • McBride, J. H. and W. J. Nelson, 2001, Seismic reflection images of shallow faulting, northernmost Mississippi embayment, north of the New Madrid seismic zone. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 91, 128-139.
  • McBride, J. H., 2000, Geophysical signatures of Caledonian and Variscan deformation in the North Atlantic realm, in Díaz García, F., González Cuadra, P., Martínez Catalán, J., Arenas, R. (eds.) Basement Tectonics 15, A Coruña, Spain, Program and Abstracts, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain, 13-16.
  • McBride, J. H. and Nelson, W. J., 2000, Origin and style of middle-to-late Paleozoic deformation beyond the Appalachian foreland, Central USA, in Díaz García, F., González Cuadra, P., Martínez Catalán, J., Arenas, R. (eds.) Basement Tectonics 15, A Coruña, Spain, Program and Abstracts, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain, 129-132.
  • Smallwood‡, J. R., Staples‡, R. K., Richardson‡, K. R., White, R. S., and the FIRE Working Group (M. S. Anderson, B. Brandsdóttir, R. England, R. Hobbs, P. Maguire, J. McBride, W. Menke, T. Minshull, D. Snyder, and M. Worthington), 1999, Crust generated above the Iceland mantle plume: From continental rift to oceanic spreading center. Journal of Geophysical Research 104, 22885-22902.
  • McBride, J. H. and England, R. W., 1999, Window into the Caledonian Orogen: Structure of the crust beneath the East Shetland Platform, United Kingdom. Geological Society of America Bulletin 111, 1030-1041.
  • McBride, J. H., 1999, Without firing a shot: seismic exploration of the Illinois Basin. Geotimes May, 1999, 19-23.
  • McBride, J. H. and W. J. Nelson, 1999, Style and origin of Mid-Carboniferous deformation in the Illinois Basin, USA—Ancestral Rockies deformation? Tectonophysics 305, 249-273.
  • McBride, J. H. and Kolata, D. R., 1999, Upper crust beneath the central Illinois basin, United States. Geological Society of America Bulletin 111, 375-394.
  • McBride, J. H., 1998, Understanding basement tectonics of an interior cratonic basin: southern Illinois Basin, USA. Tectonophysics 293, 1-20.
  • Stern, T. A. and McBride, J. H., 1998, Seismic exploration of continental strike-slip zones. Tectonophysics 286, 63-78.
  • McBride, J. H., 1997, Variable deep structure of a midcontinent fault and fold zone from seismic reflection: La Salle deformation belt, Illinois basin. Geological Society of America Bulletin 108, 1502-1513.
  • Potter, C. J., Drahovzal, J. A., Sargent, M. L., and McBride, J. H., 1997, Proterozoic structure, Cambrian rifting, and younger faulting as revealed by a regional seismic reflection network in the southern Illinois basin. Seismological Research Letters 68, 537-552.
  • McBride, J. H., Sargent, M. L., and Potter, C. J., 1997, Investigating possible earthquake-related structure beneath the southern Illinois Basin from seismic reflection. Seismological Research Letters 68, 641-649.
  • Staples‡, R. K., White, R. S., Brandsdóttir, B., Menke, W., Maguire, P. K. H., and McBride, J. H., 1997, Faroe-Iceland Ridge Experiment - I. The crustal structure of north-eastern Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research 102, 7849-7866.
  • Sachpazi‡, M., Hirn, A., Nercessian, A., Avedik, F., McBride, J., Loucoyannakis, M., Nicolich, R., and STREAMERS-PROFILES Group, 1997, A first coincident normal-incidence and wide-angle approach to studying the extending Aegean crust. Tectonophysics 270, 301-312.
  • Snyder, D. B., England, R. W., and McBride, J. H., 1997, Linkage between mantle and crustal structures and its bearing on inherited structures in northwestern Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London 154, 79-84.
  • Hirn, A., Sachpazi‡, M., Siliqi, R., McBride, J., Marnelis, M., and STREAMERS/PROFILES Group, 1996, A traverse of the Ionian Islands front with coincident normal incidence and wide-angle seismics. Tectonophysics 264, 35-50.
  • White, R. S., Staples‡, R. K., Brandsdottir, B., Menke, W., McBride, J. H., Maguire, P. K. H., Minshjull, T. A., Richardson, K. R., Smallwood, J. R. and the FIRE fieldwork team,1996, Faeroe-Iceland Ridge Experiment (FIRE): Crustal structure of northeast Iceland. Bridge Newsletter 10, 4-8.
  • Cernobori, L., Hirn, A., McBride, J. H., Nicolich, R., Petronio, L., Romanelli, M., and STREAMERS/PROFILES Working Groups, 1996, Crustal image of the Ionian basin and its Calabrian margins. Tectonophysics 264, 175-190.
  • Reston, T. J., Ruoff‡, O., McBride, J. H., Ranero‡, C. R., and White, R. S., 1996, Detachment and steep normal faulting in Atlantic oceanic crust west of Africa. Geology 24, 811-814.
  • Snyder, D. B., Lucas, S. B., and McBride, J. H., 1996, Crustal and mantle reflectors from Palaeoproterozoic orogens and their relation to arc-continent collisions, in Brewer, T. S., ed., Precambrian Crustal Evolution in the North Atlantic Region, Special Publication of the Geological Society of London No. 112, 1-23.
  • Snyder, D. B. and McBride, J. H., 1996, Introduction: BABEL at the Commission on Controlled Source Seismology Workshop, in Meissner, R., Blundell, D., Snyder, D., and McBride, J. (eds.), The BABEL Project, Final Status Report, Area: Deep Reservoir Geology, European Commission, Directorate-General XII, Science, Research and Development, Brussels, Belgium, 55-60.
  • Snyder, D. B., McBride, J. H. and Hobbs, R. W., 1996, The poorly reflective crust on the BABEL normal incidence seismic sections, in Meissner, R., Blundell, D., Snyder, D., and McBride, J. (eds.), The BABEL Project, Final Status Report, Area: Deep Reservoir Geology, European Commission, Directorate-General XII, Science, Research and Development, Brussels, Belgium, 95-102.
  • Meissner, R., Blundell, D., Snyder, D., and McBride, J. (eds.), 1996, The BABEL Project, Final Status Report, Area: Deep Reservoir Geology, European Commission, Directorate-General XII, Science, Research and Development, Brussels, Belgium, 173 pp.
  • White, R. S., McBride, J. H., Maguire, P. K. H., Brandsdóttir, B., Menke, W., Minshull, T. A., Richardson‡, K. R., Smallwood‡, J. R., Staples‡, R. K., and the FIRE Working Group, 1996, Seismic images of crust beneath Iceland contribute to long-standing debate. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 77, 197-201.
  • McBride, J. H., Snyder, D. B., England, R. W., and Hobbs, R. W., 1996, Dipping reflectors beneath old orogens: A perspective from the British Caledonides. GSA Today 6, no. 4, 1-6.
  • Henstock‡, T. J., White, R. S. and McBride, J. H., 1996, Along axis variability in crustal accretion at the Mid-Atlantic ridge: Results from the OCEAN study. Journal of Geophysical Research 101, 13673-13688.
  • Henstock‡, T. J., White, R. S. and McBride, J. H., 1995, The OCEAN study area; tectonic history from magnetic anomaly data and seismic reflectivity. Journal of Geophysical Research 100, 20059-20078.
  • McBride, J. H., Snyder, D. B., Tate, M. P., England, R. W., and Hobbs, R. W., 1995, Upper mantle reflector structure and origin beneath the Scottish Caledonides. Tectonics 14, 1351-1367.
  • McBride, J. H. and England, R. W., 1995, Problems interpreting deep crustal reflectors beneath the Moine thrust between Shetland and the Scottish Highlands. Geological Magazine 132, 465-472.
  • Dañobeitia, J., Hobbs, R., McBride, J. H., Minshull, T. and Gallart, J., 1995, Structure of Atlantic oceanic crust around Chron M16 from deep seismic reflection profiles, in Banda, E., Talwani, M., and Torne, M., editors, Rifted Ocean Continent Boundaries, NATO ASI Series, p. 183-196, v. 463, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 387 pp.
  • Avedik, F., Nicolich, R., Hirn, A., Maltezou, F., McBride, J., and Cernobori, L., and the STREAMERS/PROFILES Group., 1995, Appraisal of a new, high-energy and low frequency seismic pulse generating method on a deep seismic reflection profile on the Central Mediterranean Sea. First Break 13, 277-290.
  • McBride, J. H., 1995, Does the Great Glen fault really offset Moho and upper mantle structure? Tectonics 14, 422-434.
  • McBride, J. H., 1994, Structure of a continental strike-slip fault from deep seismic reflection: Walls Boundary fault, northern British Caledonides. Journal of Geophysical Research 99, 23985-24005.
  • White, R. S., McBride, J. H., Henstock‡, T. J. and Hobbs, R. W., 1994, Internal structure of Mesozoic oceanic crust. Geology 22, 597-600.
  • McBride, J. H., White, R. S., Henstock‡, T. J. and Hobbs, R. W., 1994, Complex structure along a Mesozoic seafloor spreading ridge: BIRPS deep seismic reflection, Cape Verde Abyssal plain. Geophysical Journal International 119, 453-478.
  • McBride, J. H., Hobbs, R. W., Henstock‡, T. J. and White, R. S., 1994, On the “wraparound” multiple problem of recording seismic reflections in deep water. Geophysics 59, 1160-1165.
  • McBride, J. H., Henstock‡, T. J., White, R. S. and Hobbs, R. W., 1994, Seismic reflection profiling in deep water: avoiding spurious reflectivity at lower-crustal and upper-mantle traveltimes. Tectonophysics 232, 425-435.
  • McBride, J. H. and England, R. W., 1994, Deep seismic reflection structure of the Caledonian orogenic front west of Shetland. Journal of the Geological Society of London 151, 9-16.
  • McBride, J. H., 1994, Crustal structure of a strike-slip “step-over” zone along the Great Glen fault. Tectonics 13, 1150-1160.
  • McBride, J. H., Lindsey‡, G., Snyder, D. B., Hobbs, R. W. and Totterdell‡, I. J., 1993, Some problems in velocity analysis for marine deep seismic profiles. First Break 11, 345-356.
  • McBride, J. H., Hobbs, R. W. and the STREAMERS Working Group, 1993, Deep seismic surveys in the Mediterranean Sea. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 74, 8, 87.
  • McBride, J. H. and White, R. S., 1992, Oceanic crust deep seismic survey. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 73, 16, 183.
  • McBride, J. H., Snyder, D. B., and Hobbs, R. W., 1992, Velocity analysis of BABEL marine reflection data in Meissner, R., Snyder, D., Balling, N., and Staroste, E., Eds. The BABEL Project, Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General XII, Science, Research and Development, p. 71-76.
  • McBride, J. H., and Nelson, K. D., 1991, Deep seismic reflection constraints on Palaeozoic crustal structure and definition of the Moho in the buried Southern Appalachian orogen, Continental Lithosphere: Deep Seismic Reflections, edited by Meissner, R., Brown, L., Dürbaum, H.-J., Franke, W., Fuchs, K., and Seifert, F., AGU Geodynamics Ser. 22, 9-20.
  • McBride, J. H., 1991, Constraints on the structure and tectonic development of the early Mesozoic South Georgia rift; seismic reflection data processing and interpretation. Tectonics 10, 1065-1083.
  • McBride, J. H., Barazangi, M., Best‡, J., Al-Saad, D., Sawaf, T., Al-Otri, M., and Gebran, A., 1990, Seismic reflection structure of the intracratonic Palmyride fold-thrust belt and surrounding Arabian platform, Syria. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 74, 238-259.
  • McBride, J. H., and Nelson, K. D., 1990, Reply on: “Alternative Interpretation, Integration of COCORP deep reflection and magnetic anomaly analysis in the southeastern United States: implications for origin of the Brunswick and East Coast magnetic anomalies.” Geological Society of America Bulletin 102, 275-279.
  • McBride, J. H., 1989, Remarks on the derivation of the paleostress system from inferred faults on deep seismic reflection records. Tectonophysics 168, 275-282.
  • McBride‡, J. H., Nelson, K. D., and Brown, L. D., 1989, Evidence and implications of an extensive early Mesozoic rift basin and basalt/diabase sequence beneath the Southeast Coastal Plain. Geological Society of America Bulletin 101, 512-520.
  • McBride‡, J. H., and Nelson, K. D., 1988, Integration of COCORP deep reflection and magnetic anomaly analysis in the southeastern United States: implications for origin of the Brunswick and East Coast magnetic anomalies. Geological Society of America Bulletin 100, 436-445.
  • McBride‡, J. H., and Nelson, K. D., 1988, Comment on "Is the Brunswick magnetic anomaly really the Alleghanian suture?" by P. R. Tauvers and W. R. Muehlberger. Tectonics 7, p. 343-346.
  • McBride‡, J. H., 1988, Discussion on: "Three-dimensional imaging of steeply dipping structure near the San Andreas fault, Parkfield, California" by J. N. Louie, R. W. Clayton, and R. J. LeBras. Geophysics 53, 1364-1365.
  • McBride‡, J. H., Nelson, K. D., and Brown, L. D., 1987, Early Mesozoic basin structure and tectonics of the southeastern United States as revealed from COCORP reflection data and relation to Atlantic rifting, in Beaumont, C. and Tankard, A. J., Eds., Sedimentary Basins and Basin-Forming Mechanisms. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 12 173-184.
  • McBride‡, J. H., Fielding, E. J., and Isacks, B. L., 1987, Discrimination and supervised classification of volcanic flows of the Puna-Altiplano, Central Andes Mountains using Landsat TM data. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Remote Sensing for Exploration Geology, Fifth Thematic Conference, 693-702. McBride, J. H., 1987, Arc-continent collision in the Banda arc: new gravity observations integrated with geological and geophysical data. Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Congress 87, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 887-890.
  • McBride‡, J. H., and Karig, D. E., 1987, Crustal structure of the outer Banda arc: New free-air gravity evidence. Tectonophysics 140, 265-273.
  • Nelson, K. D., McBride‡, J. H., Arnow‡, J. A., Wille‡, D. M., Brown, L. D., Oliver, J. E., Kaufman, S., 1987, Results of recent COCORP profiling in the southeastern United States. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 89, 141-146.
  • McBride‡, J. H. and Brown, L. D., 1986, Reanalysis of the COCORP deep seismic reflection profile across the San Andreas fault, Parkfield, California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 76, 1668-1686.
  • Nelson, K. D., McBride‡, J. H., et al., 1986, Reply on “New COCORP profiling in the southeastern United States.” Geology 14, 363.
  • Nelson, K. D., McBride‡, J. H., Arnow, J. A., Oliver, J. E., Brown, L. D., and Kaufman, S., 1985, New COCORP profiling in the southeastern United States. Part II: Brunswick and east coast magnetic anomalies, opening of the north-central Atlantic Ocean. Geology 13, 718-721.
  • Nelson, K. D., Arnow, J. A., McBride‡, J. H., Willemin, J. H., Huang, J., Zheng, L., Oliver, J. E., Brown, L. D., and Kaufman, S., 1985, New COCORP profiling in the southeastern United States. Part I: Late Paleozoic suture and Mesozoic rift basin. Geology 13, 714-718.

Research Grants & Awards

  • J. H. McBride, submitted 2014, 10/1/2015-9/30/2018, “Processing and Interpretation of 3D Seismic Data for Carbon Sequestration in the Illinois Basin” (subcontract with Illinois State Geological Survey) from U. S. Dept. of Energy.
  • J. H. McBride, 2010-2015, “An evaluation of the carbon sequestration potential of the Cambro-Ordovician Strata of the Illinois and Michigan Basins”, (subcontract with Illinois State Geological Survey) from U. S. Dept. of Energy.
  • S. Rupper, and McBride, J. H., 2009-2010, "Glacier Sensitivity to Climate Change - Quantifying the Influence of Tributary Glaciers", National Science Foundation, EAR-0913107.
  • J. H. McBride and R. W. Keach, II, submitted May 2007, 10/1/2007-9/30/2014, “Integrate the Study of Geophysical Data for the Proposed ADM Site and for the Regional Framework of the Illinois Basin” (subcontract with Illinois State Geological Survey) from U. S. Dept. of Energy.
  • J. H. McBride, R. W. Keach, II, D. G. Tingey, 1/8/2007-12/31/2008, “Acquisition and processing of seismic data from Traverse Mountain: constraining the interpretation of potential ancient landslide deposits” from IGES Ingenieros, LLC.
  • J. H. McBride, S. T. Nelson, A. L. Mayo, D. G. Tingey, 4/1/2007-6/1/2008, “Integrated Geophysical and Geological Investigation of Shallow Sub-surface Hydrogeology at or near Ash Meadows, Nevada: Pilot Study” from Nye County, Nevada.
  • J. H. McBride, 10/1/2005-9/30/2008, “CO2 Sequestration in the Illinois Basin”, (subcontract with Illinois State Geological Survey) from U. S. Dept. of Energy.
  • T. H. Morris and J. H. McBride, 9/2005-8/2007, “Reservoir characterization of the Navajo Sandstone using a multi-disciplinary approach: The Utah Thrust Belt Exploration Play”, from Utah Geological Survey.
  • T. H. Morris and J. H. McBride, 1/1/2006-6/30/2006, “Interpretation of the Jurassic Entrada Sandstone Play Using 3D Seismic Attribute Analysis, Uinta Basin, Utah”, from Utah Geological Survey.
  • T. H. Morris and J. H. McBride, 1/3/2005-6/30/2005, “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reservoir Characterization of the Entrada Erg-Margin Gas Play, Utah” from Utah Geological Survey.
  • J. H. McBride, 10/1/2003-9/30/2005, “Assessment of Geological Carbon Sequestration Options in the Illinois Basin” (subcontract with Illinois State Geological Survey) from U. S. Dept. of Energy.
  • J. H. McBride, 9/1/2003-8/31/2005, “Investigation of Lower Crustal and Uppermost Mantle Structure beneath the Illinois Basin Based on Reprocessing of High-Quality Industry Seismic Reflection Profiles” from National Science Foundation, EAR-0307539.
  • J. H. McBride, W. J. Nelson, and T. H. Larson 2001-2002 “Detection of Geologically Recent Deformation Near the Northern Terminus of the New Madrid Seismic Zone Using High-Resolution Seismic Reflection and Drill Hole Information” from the USGS National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. This contract was carried over to BYU.
  • J. H. McBride, D. R. Kolata, and W. J. Nelson, “Reprocessing Seismic Reflection Data in Order to Provide Structural Constraints on Earthquake Source Parameters in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone”, supplemental funding by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program of the U. S. Geological Survey. 1997-1999.
  • J. H. McBride, D. R. Kolata, and W. J. Nelson, “Reprocessing Seismic Reflection Data in Order to Provide Structural Constraints on Earthquake Source Parameters in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone”, supplemental funding by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program of the U. S. Geological Survey. extended to 13 December 1998.
  • J. H. McBride, “Seismic Data Acquisition and Reprocessing in southern Illinois”, out-of-sequence funding from U. S. Geological Survey. 1996-2000.
  • J. H. McBride, “Investigation of the middle-to-upper crustal structural framework for the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone from high-quality seismic reflection profiles” funding by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program of the U. S. Geological Survey. Carried over and extended to 1997-1999.
  • W. J. Nelson, and J. H. McBride “Neogene Grabens in Southernmost Illinois” funding by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program of the U. S. Geological Survey. 1997-2000.
  • J. H. McBride and S. Marshak, “Seismic reflection profiles in southern Illinois” funding by the National Science Foundation through the Mid-America Earthquake Center. 1997-2000.
  • W. J. Su and McBride, J. H., “Study of a Potential Seismic Source Zone in south-central Illinois,” proposed to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program of the U. S. Geological Survey. 1998-2000.
  • J. H. Knapp, J. H. McBride, and M. Simmons, “Caspian Sea Deep Seismic Experiment (Lithospheric Structure of the Alpine-Himalayan Foldbelt of Central Asia)”, awarded by Amoco and Exxon. 1997-1998.
  • R. S. White and J. H. McBride, “Færoes-Iceland Ridge (FIRE) Experiment”, awarded by the Natural Environment Research Council (British equivalent to the NSF). 1993-1995.
  • J. H. McBride and R. W. England, “Færoes and Shetland Transect—Deep Seismic Reflection Study”, awarded by an industry consortium (Mobil, Amoco, Conoco), 1993-1994.

    INTERNAL MENTORING GRANTS OBTAINED FROM BYU (EXCLUDING COLLEGE RESEARCH AND DEPARTMENT FUNDS)

  • Finlayson, C., McBride, J., and Pykles, B. C., “A multidisciplinary approach to relocating the Mormon-era Cemetery at Far West, Missouri”, a BYU Mentoring Environment Grant, 2012-2014.
  • Nelson, S. T., and McBride, J., 2012, “An Investigation of Wetlands on Mega-Landslides as Paleo-Climate Proxies, with Special Emphasis on the Timing of Past Maximum Effective Precipitation”, a BYU Mentoring Environment Grant, 2012-2014.
  • McBride, J., Pykles, B. C., and R. W. Keach, II, 2012, "Assessing the Archaeological Resources of Mormon Nauvoo with Three-dimensional Geophysical Imaging." a BYU Mentoring Environment Grant, 2012-2014.
  • R. W. Keach, II, McBride, J., Pykles, B. C., 2011, “Reconstructing the Physical Environment of Early Mormon Nauvoo”, Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University.
  • J. H. McBride and S. B. Rupper, 2011-2012, “Thermal and Mechanical Structure of Alpine Glaciers Using Radar and Drilling”, a BYU Mentoring Environment Grant, 2011-2013.
  • J. H. McBride, 2007-2008, “Revealing a Unique Archaeological Site in the American West: Application of Ground-Penetrating Radar at Iosepa, Utah”, A Grant from the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies for the Annaley Naegle Redd Research Assistantship.
  • J. H. McBride, 2007-2009, “Understanding the Physical Environment of a Roman Archeological Site Near Mt. Vesuvius: An International and Cross-Disciplinary Mentoring Project”, a BYU Mentoring Environment Grant.
  • W. Spencer Guthrie and J. H. McBride, 2004-2006, “Chemical Stabilization of Frost Susceptible Soils for Pavement Construction”, a BYU Mentoring Environment Grant.
  • J. H. McBride, 2003-2005, “Seismic Reflection Surveying in the New Madrid Seismic Zone” a BYU Mentoring Environment Grant.