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Geophysical methods for underground nuclear test monitoring and on-site inspection, including low frequency electromagnetic methods; seismic monitoring of explosions, local and regional; underground test containment and general geology of the Nevada Test Site; seismic noise studies; geologic basin modeling and thermal history analysis to validate chemical kinetic models of organic matter evolution; dielectric properties of oil shale; geologic mapping and seismic hazard analysis, structural geology, applications of geophysics to geological characterization of the crust.
Kishkina, S. B., A. A. Spivak, and J. J. Sweeney, 2009, “Short-Period Seismic Noise in Vorkuta, Russia,” Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 80, no. 1, 97-101, doi:10.1785/gssrl.80.1.97.
Sweeney, J. J. and Hawkins, W., 2009, “Nuclear Test Scenarios for Discussion of On-Site Inspection Technologies,” Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report UCRL-TR-411364, 4 pp.
Sweeney, J. J., S. C. Myers, and J. L. Wagoner, 2006, “Automated Development of 3D Local Travel Time Models,” Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report UCRL-CONF-222623, 10 p.
Johannesonn, G. and J. J. Sweeney, 2006, “Predicting and Classifying Seismic Event Location Accuracy,” Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report UCRL-CONF-222621, 12 p.
Sweeney, J. J., J. J. Roberts, and P. E. Harben, 2007, “A Study of the Dielectric Properties of Dry and Saturated Green River Oil Shale,” Energy and Fuels. Vol. 21, no. 5, 2769-2777.
Soloviev, S. P., and J. J. Sweeney, 2005, “Generation of electric and magnetic field during detonation of high explosive charges in boreholes,” Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 110, B01312, doi:10.1029/2004JB003223.
Soloviev, S. P., V. V. Surkov, and J. J. Sweeney, 2002, “Quadrupolar electromagnetic field from detonation of high explosive charges on the ground surface,” Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 107, NO. B6, 10.1029/2001JB000296.
Sweeney, J. J., R.L. Braun, A.K. Burnham, S. Talukdar, and C. Vallejos, 1995, “Chemical Kinetic Model of Hydrocarbon Generation, Expulsion, and Destruction Applied to the Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela,” AAPG Bulletin, V. 79, no. 10, p. 1515-1532.
Sweeney, J. J. and A.K. Burnham, 1992, “Implications for Organic Maturation Studies of Evidence for a Geologically Rapid Increase and Stabilization of Vitrinite Reflectancee at Peak Temperature: Cerro Prieto Geothermal System, Mexico: Discussion,” AAPG Bulletin. 77, no. 4, pp. 665-667.
Burnham, A.K., and J.J. Sweeney, 1991, “Modeling the Maturation and Migration of Petroleum,” in Source and Migration Processes and Evaluation Techniques, R.K. Merrill, ed., Treatise of Petroleum Geology Handbook of Petroleum Geology, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, pp. 55-64.
Sweeney, J. J. and A. K. Burnham, 1990, “Evaluation of a Simple Model of Vitrinite Reflectance Based on Chemical Kinetics,” American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 74, no. 10, pp. 1559-1570.
Sweeney, J. J., S. Talukdar, A. K. Burnham, and C. Vallejos, 1990, “Pyrolysis kinetics applied to prediction of oil generation in the Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela,” Organic Geochemistry, Vol. 16, No. 1-3, pp. 189-196.