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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Use of Rounded Base Turns in General Aviation Traffic Patterns: A Quantitative Analysis, Lewis Robert James Archer

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Female Airline Transport Pilots: The Role of Mentoring, Paul Cline

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The Effects of SMS Implementation on Safety Culture Within Helicopter Emergency Medical Services, Ray William Gardner

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Faculty Experiences with Instructional Innovations: A Phenomenological Study of Faculty Use of Instructional Video, Timothy Patrick ONeal

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Collegiate Training Initiative - Training Methods as a Predictor to Success, Stephen Robello

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Pilot Awareness and Preventative Measures of Ultraviolet Radiation Effects at Altitude, Michael Eric Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An Evaluation of the Relationships Between Safety Management System Intiatives, Transformational Safety Leadership, Self-Efficacy, Safety Behavior and Safety Related Events Mediated by Safety Motivation in Collegiate Aviation, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum

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Fatigue Mitigation Effects of En-Route Napping on Commercial Airline Pilots Flying International Routes, Thomas Bunting

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A Mixed Method Approach to Collegiate Aviation Risk Assessment for Dual Cross-Country Flights at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, Paula Renee Carlson

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The effects of time of day and circadian rhythm on performance during variable levels of cognitive workload, Kathryn A. Feltman

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A Study Evaluating if Targeted Training for Startle Effect can Improve Pilot Reactions in Handling Unexpected Situations in a Flight Simulator, Michael Gillen

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Regional Airline Pilot Commute: How Commuting by Air Affects Pilots' Satisfaction with Life, Andrew David Kleinfehn

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Effectiveness of a smartphone app as an adjunct to therapy for depression, Caitlin Massop

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The Relationship of a Pilot's Educational Background, Aeronautical Experience and Recency of Experience to Performance in Initial Training at a Regional Airline, Nancy Shane

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A Review and Application of Aviation Forecasting for Airport Planners, Robert Sims

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Measuring Change in PM2.5 Emissions as Nextgen Operational Procedures are Implemented at Large U.S. Airports, Demerise Eileen Tighe

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Factors That Influence Pilot Usage of Flight Following, Jody Barbara Bulger

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U.S. Airspace Integration: Perspectives of the FAA UAS Test Site Program, Marian Laura Courtney

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General Aviation Maintenance Technician Fatigue and Work/Rest Periods, Blaise Eisenbeil

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Llithostratigraphic investigation and components of a complete petroleum system within an Upper Devonian carbonate-evaporite sequence : the Birdbear Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota, Benjamin L. Engleman

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Interplay of porous media and fracture stimulation in sedimentary enhanced geothermal systems : Red River Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota, Caitlyn M. Hartig

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Pilot Perception of Electronic Flight Bags at Part 121 Air Carriers, Donley Lytle

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Caffeine Use Within the Safety Sensitive Industry, Cory Austin Mullins

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Geothermal regime of the Williston Basin in North Dakota, Faye N. Ricker

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Reservoir Analysis of the Birdbear Formation (Devonian) in Northwestern North Dakota, Mitchell V. Sigler

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Assessment of the United States National Security Space Management and Organization, Charles G. Simpson

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Line Operations Safety Audit 2014

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Lithostratigraphic investigation of a Late Devonian carbonate-evaporite sequence; the Duperow Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota, Zachary P. Alcorn

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Stratigraphy, depositional environments, and petroleum potential of the Three Forks Formation -- Williston Basin, North Dakota, Richard A. Ashu

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Landscape evolution and preservation of ice over one million years old quantified with cosmogenic nuclides 26Al, 10Be, and 21Ne, Ong Valley, Antarctica, Theodore C. Bibby

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Characterization, Diagenesis, and Geocellular Modeling of Winnipegosis Formation Pinnacle Reefs in the Williston Basin, North Dakota, Nicholas W. Bosshart

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Effects of Railway Labor Act Election Rule Changes on Voter Participation and Unionization Activity, Michael Elsenrath

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Quantifying nutrient cycling and fate within an abandoned feedlot and adjacent wetlands, Prosper Prosper Gbolo

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Predicting Irregular Flight Operations Using a Binary Machine Learning Approach Based on National Meteorological Data, Martin Hellwig

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Electron donor contributions to denitrification in the Elk Valley Aquifer, North Dakota, Amanda M. Krieger

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Privatization of Air Traffic Control Services in the United States: A Comparison of Past Government Privatization Efforts in the United States and Other Countries, Daniel Lindsey

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An Analysis of Students' Perceptions to Just Culture in the Aviation Industry: A Study of a Midwest Aviation Training Program (Case Study), Lazo Akram Mohammad

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Elemental chemostratigraphy of the Three Forks Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota, Brian R. Murphy

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Patterns and mechanisms of heat transport in the northern Denver Basin Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, Aaron T. Ochsner

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The depositional environment and diagenetic effects on sand bodies within the unconventional resource play of the Spearfish Formation (triassic) in north central North Dakota, Matthew J. Sebade

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Ageism and experience bias in employment interviews, Dustin Grant Williams

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The Relationship Between Labor Unions and Safety in US Airlines: Is There a "Union Effect?", Renee Catherine Zapf

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Geoneutrino production of the northern Black Hills, South Dakota, United States of America, Eric Eric Zimney

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Safety Culture: An Assessment of a Collegiate Aviation Program, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum

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Increased Flight Time Requirements of Public Law 111-216: Unnecessary for Collegiate-Trained Aviators?, Eric Hewitt Basile

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Research about low permeability measurement, Jun He

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A Mixed Method Approach to Collegiate Aviation Self-Assessment of G-Load on Landing: Pilot Perception Versus Reality, Karin Louise Hensellek

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Hydraulic fracturing design for horizontal wells in the Bakken formation, Williston Basin, Hadi Jabbari

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Delays in Hiring Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) Graduates and the Impact on Their Training Success Rate, Terra Jorgenson

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Pilot Supply and Demand: A Quantitative Forecast Examining Changing Industry Dynamics, Nicholas Lounsberry

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Geophysical investigation and assessment of the Rye Patch Known Geothermal Resource Area, Rye Patch, Nevada, Mark Richmond McDonald

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Correcting heat flow data in the United States to account for climate change, Godswill Njoku

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Geomechanics and elastic anisotropy of the Bakken Formation, Williston Basin, Mehdi Mehdi Ostadhassan

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Lithological and sequence stratigraphic examination of the Madison Group marker beds, eastern Williston Basin margin, North Dakota, Troy JD. Skitt

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Self-Reported Emotional States and Air Traffic Controller Operational Error Rates in Advanced Air Traffic Control Students, Aaron Jon Sour

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Five Factor Model Personality Profiles of University of North Dakota Unmanned Aircraft Systems Students, Zachary Peter Waller

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Systematics, diversity, and origins of upper cretaceous continental molluscan fauna in the infra- and intertrappean strata of the Deccan Plateau, central India, Marron J. Bingle-Davis

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Aeronautical Decision Making in Helicopter Emergency Medical Systems (HEMS): The Effect of Mission Orientation and Local Base Finances on the Go/No Go Decision, Paul Cline

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Airline Pilot Non-Flight Related Activities During Cruise Flight and Perceptions on Their Safety Effects, Spencer Conklin

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Participation in Instrumental Music as a Predictor of Success in a Collegiate Level Aviation Flight Course, Tyson Gresham Jaquez

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Diagenesis of the middle member of the Bakken Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota, Katharine L. Kimber

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Terrestrial heat flow and an assessment of enhanced geothermal system resources in Minnesota, Robert Car Lloyd Klenner

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Study on underground coal gasification combined cycle coupled with on-site carbon capture and storage, Peng Pei

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Employee Work Attitudes Post Merger and Acquisition, Adam Sorenson

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A Geophysical Investigation of the Northeastern Rim of the St. Martin Impact Structure, Manitoba, Canada, Vladimir B. Zivkovic

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Stratigraphy and Petroleum Production potential of the Spearfish Formation in North Central North Dakota, Nnaemeka C. Anyanwu

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Identifying potential geothermal resources from co-produced fluids using existing data from drilling logs : Williston, North Dakota, Anna M. Crowell

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Modern airline pilots quandary : standard operating procedures -- to comply or not to comply, Carrie Giles

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Automatic Dependant Surveillance-Broadcast Training, Andrew Leonard

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Airport Solar and Geothermal Power, Raymond Mills

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Using temperature profiles to investigate the hyporheic zone in an agricultural drainage ditch, Richard A. Suggs

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Geomechanical Stability Analysis for Co2 Sequestration in Carbonate Formation, Xue J. Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Pilot Skills and Aerodynamic Knowledge for Operating Smaller Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Barbara Adams

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Air Traffic Controllers: Flying in the Face of Danger? A Look Into the Effects of the Time of Day, Jason Boergerhoff

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Applying Additional Self Service Methodologies to Commercial Aviation Baggage Handling: Is A Potential “Win-Win” Being Left on the Table?, Derrick Denny

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Handedness as a Predictor of Success in FAR Part 141 Flight Training, Danielle Dracy

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Safety Management System Implementation and Personnel Issues at Small Airports, Kyle Fischer

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Flight Instructor Socio-Communicative Orientation and Perceptions of Cockpit Assertiveness, Julie Hall

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Effects of Fatigue and Self-reported Countermeasures Used by Regional Airline Pilots Conducting Continuous Duty Overnight, Andrew LaVenture

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Examination of Runway Occupancy Times for General Aviation Aircraft, Scott Lookabill

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Correlating Boredom Proneness With Automation Complacency in Modern Airline Pilots, Hemant Bhana

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Carbon Dioxide Flooding Induced Geochemical Changes in a Saline Carbonate Aquifer, Alyssa Boock

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Alternative Fuels For Ground Support Equipment, Samuel Enlof

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Improving Interpersonal Communication Between Generation Y and Management in Flight Service, Jeanette Fischer

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Major Airline Pilot Hiring, Low Cost Versus Legacy, Daniel Lang

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A Case Study: Third Party Performance-Based Navigation Instrument Flight Procedure Design Regulations at the Federal Aviation Administration, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, Matthew Vacanti

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Predicting the effect of wetland restoration on phosphorus retention, Northwest Minnesota, Ryan J. Whittaker

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Using elliptical fourier analysis to compare size of morphospace occupation between modern edentulous freshwater unionoid mussels and the fossils at L6516 (Slope County, North Dakota, USA), with remarks on preservation, Mathew E. Burton-Kelly

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Degradation of Piloting Skills, Michael Gillen

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Geochemical Analysis of Ironstone Preserved Molluscan Fossils of the Hell Creek Formation (Cretaceous) and Ludlow Member of the Fort Union Formation (Paleogene) of Southwestern North Dakota, Tanya P. Justham

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Electron Donor Potential of Eastern North Dakota Shale Formations, Ryan J. Salinas Klapperich

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Evaluating the Influence of Airport Governance Structures on Financial Performance, Marcelo Lima

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Correlation of Electron Donor Concentrations in Sediments with Sediment Properties: New Providence, Iowa, Bijesh Maharjan

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Air Crew Alcohol and Drug Policies: A Survey of FAR of Part 91 Corporate/Executive Flight Operations, Johnene Vardiman

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Methane potential of upper Fort Union formation sandstones, Campbell County, Wyoming, Michael J. Blackstone

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Developing a rapid method for assessing the physical stability of streams in Minnesota's Agassiz beach ridges, Abigail V. Franklund

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Resolving Terrain Effects in Borehole Temperature Profiles, Shannon M. Heinle

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A Comparative Analysis of Scenario Based Training and Maneuver Based Training in a 14 CFR part 141 Private Pilot Certification Course, Jered Lease

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The Effect of Airline Scheduling on Airport Delays, Craig Carlson

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Evaluating Surface Area-Basin Volume Relationships for Prairie Potholes, Mike A. Davis