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Katie Taladay is currently the program manager for STEMworks, a 501(C)(3) statewide STEM Education-to-Workforce pipeline initiative. Katie’s research interests include natural gas hydrates, algae, seagrass, renewable energy, space exploration, and emerging technologies for education.
February 2020 - present
STEMworks of the Maui Economic Debelopment Board
- I am the program manager for a statewide K-12 STEM education initiative, STEMworks. Our programs provide students and teachers with the most current, high-end technologies available in some of the most progressive STEM fields in the world. I aim to foster an educational environment that helps participants gain insight into their own abilities to acquire and use information, solve problems, and gain valuable experience in using Science Technology Engineering and Math. www.stemworkshawaii.org.
June 2018 - February 2020
- Supported eight federal projects and provided Geospatial Technical Assistance to the Pacific Region. Major efforts were to build regional geospatial capacity. I also served as the lead subject matter expert on developing NOAA's Introduction to Lidar Online Training Course. https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/intro-lidar.html
August 2016 - present
- Developed and delivered laboratory lessons for Geography 101 students. Topics included map projections, mapping, GPS, remote sensing, earth-sun relationships, climate zones, climate change, natural hazards, plate tectonics, geology, and biogeography.
In the version of this Comment originally published, the last year on the axis of Fig. 1c read 3000; it should have read 2100. This has now been corrected.
Bitcoin is a power-hungry cryptocurrency that is increasingly used as an investment and payment system. Here we show that projected Bitcoin usage, should it follow the rate of adoption of other broadly adopted technologies, could alone produce enough CO2 emissions to push warming above 2 °C within less than three decades.
In recent years, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have rapidly increased in sophistication while simultaneously decreased in costs. As a result, there has been a proliferation in the use of UAS across sectors in need of low‐cost, high‐resolution geospatial data including private industries, planning agencies, and academia. But does UAS mapping live...
Methane hydrate concentrated zones (MHCZs) have become targets for energy exploration along continental margins worldwide. In 2013, exploratory drilling in the eastern Nankai Trough at Daini Atsumi Knoll confirmed that MHCZs tens of meters thick occur directly above bottom simulating reflections imaged in seismic data. This study uses 3-dimensional...
Fiery Ice 2016 Workshop Poster Presentation
For decades, quantitative estimates of gas in place (GIP) locked up in gas hydrate (GH) reservoirs worldwide have ranged by orders of magnitude. Here I will illustrate some of the limitations of commonly used tools and discrepancies between various proxy methods used to calculate gas hydrate saturation (Sh) in marine sediments using two case studie...
he interrelationship between climate cycles, tectonic processes and Indian monsoon intensity is complex; but sediment cores recently obtained from the northern Bay of Bengal during IODP Expedition 353 provide an opportunity to examine these links. Variation in bulk sediment particle size distribution is one of multiple proxies that can help reconst...
Submarine slope failure and derived sediment gravity flows are recognized as a major sedimentary process in basins worldwide. Their large failure volumes and long-runout distances pose significant tsunami hazard for offshore and coastal facilities, and thus it is important to understand the mechanisms and processes involved in the initiation of slo...
The driving question behind the study of submarine natural gas hydrates (NGH), which has implication for energy and climate sciences, is how much exists? Because gas hydrates are enriched in both δ18O (3.5‰) and δD (21‰) and depleted in Cl-, pore water chemical analyses provide the best tools for constraining NGH pore volume occupancy. 31 NGH occur...
Natural gas hydrates are crystalline inclusion compounds that form within the pore spaces of marine sediments along continental margins worldwide. These hydrate deposits host highly compressed gas molecules, most commonly methane, and are proposed to be the largest dynamic reservoir of organic carbon on this planet. As such, it is tremendously impo...
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 353 (29 November 2014–29 January 2015) drilled six sites in the Bay of Bengal, recovering 4280 m of sediments during 32.9 days of on-site drilling. Recovery averaged 97%, including coring with the advanced piston corer, half-length advanced piston corer, and extended core barrel systems. The p...
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 353 (29 November 2014-29 January 2015) drilled six sites in the Bay of Bengal, recovering 4280 m of sediments during 32.9 days of on-site drilling. Recovery averaged 97%, including coring with the advanced piston corer, half-length advanced piston corer, and extended core barrel systems. The p...
Bottom simulating reflections (BSRs), appearing in seismic surveys along continental margins worldwide, are considered to be robust indicators of the presence of gas hydrates. Yet despite several decades of research, the nature of BSRs including their occurrence, distribution patterns, amplitude strength, continuity, and phase characteristics conti...
Sedimentary deposits in the Kumano Forearc Basin of the Nankai Accretionary Prism, offshore Kii Peninsula, Japan, record complex interactions between sedimentation and deformation processes that control the stratigraphic architecture of the basin. This study correlates regional 3D seismic data with sediment cores from IODP NanTroSEIZE drill sites C...
Worldwide, seismic surveys of continental margins have revealed the presence of bottom simulating reflections (BSRs) which have been used as the strongest indicators of the presence of gas hydrates. Despite several decades of research, the nature of BSRs continues to present challenges to seismic interpretations with no single or simple explanation...
The goal of this project is to assess the spatial distribution of methane hydrate signatures in 3D seismic data from the Kumano Forearc Basin, off shore Japan, and in sediment cores collected offshore the Indian Margin during IODP Expedition 353