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Smith, Donald L. 1940-

Works: 16 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 214 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QE606.5.U6, 551.8709786
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Most widely held works by Donald L Smith
Guidebook of the fold and thrust belt, west-central Montana( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian (carboniferous) systems in the United States-Montana by Donald L Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian (carboniferous) systems in the United States--Montana : prepared in cooperation with the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology by Donald L Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stratigraphy and carbonate petrology of the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation in central Montana by Donald L Smith( )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) systems in Montana / by Donald L. Smith and Ernest H. Gilmour by Donald L Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carboniferous strata underlie all but the northwestern corner of Montana and are well exposed on the flanks of Tertiary uplifts throughout the State. The Carboniferous rock package attains a maximum thickness of 1,000 m along the Big Snowy trough, an east-trending paleostructural feature in central Montana; it thins to 300 m and 450 m in northern and southern Montana, respectively, on the flanks of the trough. The contact of the Carboniferous rocks with underlying strata is uncomformable, the rocks beneath the unconformity ranging in age from Ordovican to latest Devonian and generally increasing in age toward the southern part of the State. The contact of Carboniferous strata with overlying rocks is also unconformable, the overlying strata ranging from Permian and Triassic at the Montana-Wyoming border to Middle Jurassic in the northern part of the State. Carboniferous rocks of Montana are divided into four lithologic units, each deposited under a different set of tectonic and environmental conditions. These units are the Madison Group, the Big Snowy Group, the Amsden Group, and the Quadrant Formation. In the Carboniferous section in Montana, a general upward decrease in clean limestone and an increase in both fine and coarse detrital components reflects the increasing epeirogenic-orogenic tempo of the later Carboniferous. Major groups of Carboniferous strata were named or reorganized in the late 1800's; since then, detailed studies have refined the stratigraphic nomenclature to its present complexity. The Madison Group of Kinderhookian, Osagean, and Meramecian age consists of the Lodgepole, Mission Canyon, and Charles Formations, in ascending order. The Lodgepole is divided into the Cottonwood Canyon, Paine, and Woodhurst Members. The Big Snowy Group is Chesterian in age and incorporates the Kibbey, Otter, and Heath Formations. The Amsden Group is latest Mississippian (Springerian), Morrowan, and Atokan in age and includes three formations - the Tyler, Alaska Bench, and Devils Pocket. The Tyler is divided into the unnamed lower member and the Cameron Creek Member. The Desmoinesian-age Quadrant Formation is the fourth package, completing the Carboniferous section in Montana. Carboniferous strata in Montana were deposited predominantly on the western edge of the North American craton, but in the extreme western part of the State, Carboniferous sediments accumulated in the Cordilleran miogeosyncline. During the latest Devonian and earliest Mississippian, the craton was divided into four shallow marine basins, all separated by low-lying arches that, through the erosion of rocks as old as Cambrian, provided a source of fine-grained sediment. Throughout the remainder of Madison and Big Snowy deposition, the Montana part of the craton was characterized by stable shelves to the north and south, separated by the elongate Big Snowy trough that extended from the Cordilleran miogeosyncline on the west to the Williston basin in the extreme northeastern corner of the State. During deposition of the Amsden Group, uplift in northern Montana on the site of the former northern stable shelf provided clastic sediment to the Big Snowy trough, which continued to subside. Deposition of the Quadrant Formation brought the Carboniferous to a close; the coarse clastic sediuments were provided from large western uplifts as well as from the eastern craton. Deposition of Carboniferous rocks began with a complex interplay of sea-level change and epeirogenic warping of the craton. In shallow basins between low-lying arches, black shale and siltstone of the late Devonian Bakken, Exshaw, and Englewood Formations and the Sappington Member of Three Forks Formation were deposited. This latest Devonian transgression was short-lived and the sea partly regressed from Montana as epeirogenic movements continued to block out arches and basins on the Montana craton, providing coarser clastic sediment to the intervening basins. The earliest Mississippian transgression from the Cordilleran miogeosyncline is recorded in the black shale and siltstone of the Cottonwood Canyon Member of the Lodgepole Formation and the upper black shale of the Bakken Formation. The environments in which these fine-grained clastic rocks accumulated quickly gave way to higher energy environments in which the bioclastic facies at the base of the Paine Member of the Lodgepole Formation were deposited. After the deposition of the bioclastic facies of the Paine Member, the rate of transgression and/or subsidence of the Big Snowy trough outstripped the rate of carbonate sediment production, creating a deeper water environment in central Montana while shallow-water carbonate sediments contemporaneously accumulated on the stable shelves to the north and south. A decrease in the rate of sea-level rise and/or rate of subsidence of the Big Snowy trough and concomitant increased production of carbonate sediment led to the progradation of high-energy, shallow-water carbonate sediments from the north and south into the Big Snowy trough, leading to deposition of the cyclic neritic deposits of the Woodhurst Member of the Lodgepole Formation. The Mission Canyon Limestone was deposited under similar but more stable conditions than was the Woodhurst Member of the Lodgepole Limestone. The limestone of the Mission Canyon records shallow-water high-energy conditions that eventually gave rise to restricted environments in which extensive evaporite deposits accumulated, creating the evaporite-solution-breccia couplets of the surface and subsurface of Montana. The Charles Formation is probably the evaporite-rich subsurface equivalent of the upper brecciated part of the Mission Canyon Limestone. After deposition of the Mission Canyon-Charles evaporites, the Madison sea retreated to the Cordilleran miogeosyncline from the craton, and the ensuing exposure and erosion produced a karst surface of regional extent. In Chesterian time, the Big Snowy sea transgressed across this surface, beginning in southwestern Montana and proceeding across the Big Snowy trough to the Williston basin. At the leading edge of this sea, the Kibbey Sandstone was deposited in beach and nearshore environments. Synchronously, in deeper, quieter water eastward of the coarse clastic zone, shale and limestone of the Otter Formation were deposited. In the deep and quiet water of the trough axis, dark shale and limestone of the Heath Formation accumulated. After deposition of the Big Snowy Group, the sea withdrew from most of the Big Snowy trough, creating an uncomformity between Big Snowy strata and overlying deposits. During the next major transgressive phase of the Carboniferous, strata of the Amsden Group were deposited. The Tyler Formation wasd deposited in either stagnant marine or nonmarine environments in central and eastern Montana along the axis of the Big Snowy trough. A marine limestone tongue, the Bear Gulch Limestone Member, near the top of the Tyler in central Montana, bears a marine fauna identified as latest Mississippian. Thus, the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian systemic boundary appears to be within the Tyler Formation rather than at the unconformity at the Big Snowy-Tyler contact. After deposition of the Tyler Formation, limestone, dolomite, and mudstone of the Alaska Bench Formation accumulated in the Big Snowy trough in marine environments that ranged from supratidal to subtidal. Dolomite, limestone, sandstone, and shale of the Devils Pocket Formation were deposited unconformably over the top of the Alaska Bench Formation in the Big Snowy trough. These sediments, like those of the underlying Alaska Bench Formation, were deposited in shallow marine environments. After deposition of the Amsden Group in Montana, the Quadrant Formation accumulated in Desmoinesian time. The contact with the underlying Devils Pocket is gradational. The Quadrant Formation is probably of shallow marine origin. Uplifts to the west and the craton to the east provided abundant quartz sand
Geology of northeast McCurtain and southeast Le Flore counties, Oklahoma by Donald L Smith( )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National uranium resource evaluation, Bozeman quadrangle, Montana by Ian M Lange( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bozeman Quadrangle, Montana, was evaluated to identify and delineate areas containing environments favorable for uranium deposits. This evaluation was conducted using methods and criteria developed for the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program. General surface reconnaissance, mapping, radiometric traverses, and geochemical sampling were performed in all geologic environments within the quadrangle. Aerial radiometric and HSSR data were evaluated and followup studies of these anomalies and most of the previously known uranium occurrences were conducted. Detailed gravity profiling was done in the Tertiary Three Forks-Gallatin Basin and the Madison and Paradise Valleys. Also, selected well waters were analyzed. Eight areas are considered favorable for sandstone uranium deposits. They include the Tertiary Three Forks--Gallatin basin, the Madison and Paradise Valleys, and five areas underlain by Cretaceous fluvial and marginal-marine sandstones. Other environments within the quadrangle are considered unfavorable for uranium deposits when judged by the program criteria. A few environments were not evaluated due to inaccessibility and/or prior knowledge of unfavorable criteria
The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) systems in Montana by Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidebook of the fold and thrust belt, west-central Montana by Donald L Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geology of the southeastern Gallatin Valley( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Measurement and Basic Physics Committee of the U.S. Cross-Section Evaluation Working Group : annual report 1996 by Donald L Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Cross-Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) is a long-standing committee charged with the responsibility for organizing and overseeing the U.S. cross-section evaluation effort. It's main product is the official U.S. evaluated nuclear data file, ENDF. The current version of this file is Version VI. All evaluations included in ENDF are reviewed and approved by CSEWG and issued by the U.S. Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory. CSEWG is comprised of volunteers from the U.S. nuclear data community who possess expertise in evaluation methodologies and who collectively have been responsible for producing most of the evaluations included in ENDF. In 1992 CSEWG added the Measurements Committee to its list of standing committees and subcommittees. This action was based on a recognition of the importance of experimental data in the evaluation process as well as the realization that measurement activities in the U.S. were declining at an alarming rate and needed all possible encouragement to avoid the loss of this resource. The mission of the Committee is to maintain a network of experimentalists in the U.S. that would provide needed encouragement to the national nuclear data measurement effort through improved communication and facilitation of collaborative activities. In 1994, an additional charge was added to the responsibilities of this Committee, namely, to serve as an interface between the more applied interests represented in CSEWG and the basic nuclear science community. This annual report is the second such document issued by the Committee. It contains voluntary contributions from eleven laboratories in the U.S. which have been prepared by members of the Committee and submitted to the Chairman for compilation and editing. It is hoped that the information provided here on the work that is going on at the reporting laboratories will prove interesting and stimulating to the readers
Geology of the fold and thrust belt, West-Central Montana by David R Lageson( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Development and testing of a deuterium gas target assembly for neutron production via the H-2(D, N)HE-3 reaction at a low-energy accelerator facility by Dominique Feautrier( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report describes the development and testing of a deuterium gas target intended for use at a low-energy accelerator facility to produce neutrons for basic research and various nuclear applications. The principle source reaction is H-2(d, n)He-3. It produces a nearly mono-energetic group of neutrons. However, a lower-energy continuum neutron spectrum is produced by the H-2(d;n, p)H-2 reaction and also by deuterons which strike various components in the target assembly. The present target is designed to achieve the following objectives: (1) minimize unwanted background neutron production from the target assembly, (2) provide a relatively low level of residual long-term activity within the target components, (3) have the capacity to dissipate up to 150 watts of beam power with good target longevity, and (4) possess a relatively modest target mass in order to minimize neutron scattering from the target components. The basic physical principles that have to be considered in designing an accelerator target are discussed and the major engineering features of this particular target design are outlined. The results of initial performance tests on this target are documented and some conclusions concerning the viability of the target design are presented
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Smith, Donald Laurence 1940-

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