Publications

Selected Publications (2006 - 2017)   Student names in italics.

Book

Abbott, P.L., and Samson, C. 2017 (4th Ed), 2015 (3rd Ed), 2012 (2nd Ed.), 2009 (1st Ed).  Natural Disasters – Canadian Edition. McGraw Hill-Ryerson. E-book. 

Refereed Publications

Ralchenko, M., Roper, M., Svilans, M., and Samson C. 2017. Coupling of very low frequency through-the-Earth radio signals to elongated conductors. IEEE Transactions on antennas and propagation; doi: 10.1109/TAP.2017.2694758. 

Samson, C., Mah, J., Haltigin, T., Holladay, S., Ralchenko, M., Pollard, W., and Monteiro Santos, F.A. 2017.Combined electromagnetic geophysical mapping at Arctic perennial saline springs:  possible applications for the detection of water in the shallow subsurface of Mars. Advances in Space Research 59: 2325-2334.

Blanchard, J.A., Ernst, R.E., and Samson, C. 2017. Gravity and magnetic modelling of layered mafic-ultramafic intrusions in large igneous provinces plume centre regions; Case studies from the 1.27 Ga Mackenzie, 1.38 Ga Kunene-Kibaran, 0.06 Ga Decan, and 0.13-0.08 Ga High Arctic events. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 54(3): 290-310.

Harris, K., White, D., Melanson, D., Samson, C., and Daley T. 2016. Feasibility of time-lapse VSP monitoring at the Aquistore CO2 storage site using a distributed acoustic sensing system. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 50: 248-260. 

Lai, P., and Samson C. 2016. Applications of mesh parameterization and deformation for unwrapping 3D images of rock tunnels. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 58: 109-119. 

Wood, A., Cook, I., Doyle, B., Cunningham, M., and Samson, C. 2016. Experimental aeromagnetic survey using an unmanned air system. The Leading Edge 35(3): 270-273. 

Mah, J., McKinnon, S., Samson, C., and Thibodeau, D. 2016. Wire mesh filtering in 3D image data of rock faces. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 52: 111-118.

Cloutis, E.A., Mann, P., Izawa, M.R.M., Applin, D.M., Samson, C., Kruzelecky, R., Glotch, T.D., Mertzmann, S.A., Metzmann, K.R., Haltigin, T.W., and Fry. C. 2015. The Canadian Space Agency planetary analogue materials suite. Planetary and Space Science 119: 155-172.

Ralchenko, M., Svilans, M., Samson, C., and Roper, M. 2015. Finite-difference time-domain modelling of through-the-Earth radio signal propagation. Computers and Geosciences 85: 153-167.

Sharif, H., Ralchenko, M., Samson, C., and Ellery, A. 2015. Autonomous rock classification using Bayesian image analysis for rover-based planetary exploration. Computers and Geosciences 83: 153-167.

Melanson, D.M., White, D.J., Samson, C., Bellefleur, G., Schetselaar, E., and Schmitt, D., 2015. Mode-converted VMS ore lenses reflections in vertical seismic profiles from Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. Geophysical Prospecting 63(4): 849-860.

Qadi, A., Cloutis, E., Samson, C., Whyte, L., Ellery, A., Bell, J.F., Berard, G., Boivin, A., Haddad, E., Jamroz, W., Kruzelecky, R., Mack, A., Mann, P., Olsen, K., Perrot, M., Popa, D., Rhind, T., Sharma, R., Stromberg, J., Strong, K., Tremblay, A., Wilhem, R., Wing, B., and Wong, B. 2015. Mars methane analogue mission: mission simulation and rover operations at Jeffrey mine and Norbestos mine, Quebec, Canada. Advances in Space Research 55(10): 2414-2426.

Olson, L., Samson, C., and McKinnon, S. 2015. 3-D Laser imaging of drill core for fracture detection and rock quality designation. Int. J. of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 73: 156-164.

Lai, P., Samson, C., and Bose, P. 2014. Visual enhancement of 3D images of rock faces for fracture mapping. Int. J. of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 72: 325-335.

Lai, P., Samson, C., and Bose, P. 2014. Surface roughness of rock faces through the curvature of triangulated meshes. Computers and Geosciences, 70: 229-237.

Samson, C., Butler, S., Fry, C., McCausland, P.J.A., Herd, R.K., Sharomi, O., Spiteri, R.J., and Ralchenko, M. 2014. 3-D Laser images of splash-form tektites and their use in aerodynamic numerical simulations of tektite formation. Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences, 49(5): 740-749.

Caron, R., Samson, C., Straznicky, P., Ferguson, S., and Sander, L. 2013. Aeromagnetic surveying using a simulated unmanned aircraft system. Geophysical Prospecting, 62: 352-363.

McLeod, T., Samson, C., Labrie, M., Shehata, K., Mah, J., Lai, P.,  Wang, L., and Elder, J.  2013. Using video data acquired from an unmanned  aerial vehicle to measure fracture orientation in an open-pit mine. Geomatica, 67(3): 163-171.

Harris, K., Samson, C.,  and van Geel, P. 2013. Characterization of waste density in a bioreactor  landfill via microgravity and settlement analysis. J. of Environmental  and Engineering Geophysics, 18(3): 157-168.

Fry, C., Melanson, D., Samson, C., McCausland, P.J.A., Herd, R.K., Ernst, R.E., Umoh, J., and Holdsworth, D.W. 2013. Physical characterization of a suite of Buzzard Coulee H4 chondrite fragments. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48(6): 1060-1073. 

Boivin, A., Lai, P., Samson, C., Cloutis, E., Holladay, S., and Monteiro Santos, F.A. 2013. Electromagnetic induction sounding and 3D laser imaging in support of a Mars methane analogue mission. Planetary and Space Science, 82-83: 27-33. 

Davey, S., Ernst, R., Samson, C., and Grosfils, E.B. 2013 Hierarchical clustering of pit crater chains on Venus. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50(1): 109-126.

Mah, J., Samson, C., and McKinnon, S. 2013. 3D laser imaging for surface roughness analysis. Int. J. of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 58: 111-117.

Duxbury, A., White, D., Samson, C., Hall, S., Wookey, J., and Kendall, J.-M. 2012. Fracture mapping using AVOA analysis at the Weyburn CO2 storage site. Geophysics, 77(6): N17-N28.

Mah, J., Samson, C., and McKinnon, S. 2011. 3D laser imaging for joint orientation analysis. Int. J. of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 48(6): 932-941.

Studd, D., Ernst, R.E., and Samson, C. 2011. Radiating fissure-graben systems in Ulfrun Regio, Venus. Icarus, 215(1): 279-291.

McCausland, P., Samson, C., and McLeod, T. 2011. Meteorite bulk density via visible light 3-D laser imaging. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 46(8): 1097-1109.

Ulla, J.D., Smith, R., Samson, C., and Vallée, M. 2010. Automation of the SLUTH method: a novel approach to airborne magnetic data interpretation. Near-Surface Geophysics, 8(6): 519-528.

Singleton, A.C., Osinski, G.R., Samson, C., Haltigin, T., Williamson, M.-C., and Holladay, S. 2010. Electromagnetic characterization of polar ice wedge polygons: Implications for periglacial studies on Mars. Planetary and Space Science, 58(4): 472-481.

Ploeger, S.K., Atkinson, G.M., and Samson, C. 2010. Applying the HAZUS-MH software tool to assess seismic risk in downtown Ottawa, Canada. Natural Hazards, 53(1): 1-20.

Harrison, J.W., Ferrie, F., Hefford, S.W., Samson, C., Kusevic, K., Mrstik, P., and Iles, P.J.W. 2009. A novel approach to finding anomalies in Lidar data. Geomatica, 63(4): 397-405.

Hefford, S.W., Samson, C., Iles, P.J., Harrison, J.W., Ferrie, F.P., Kusevic, K., and Mrstik, P. 2009. Augmenting the Iterative Closest Point (ICP) alignment algorithm with intensity. Geomatica, 63(4): 407-418.

Catley, A., Samson, C., and van Geel, P. 2008. Seismic velocity analysis to determine moisture distribution in a bioreactor landfill. J. of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 34(2): 81-90.

Blinova, A., Amelin, Y., and Samson, C. 2007. Constraints on the cooling history of the H-chondrite parent body from phosphate and chondrule Pb-isotopic dates from Estacado. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 42(7-8): 1337-1350.

Fernberg, P.A., Samson, C., Boteler, D.H., Trichtchenko, L., and Larocca, P. 2007. Earth conductivity structures and their effects on geomagnetic induction in pipelines. Annales Geophysicae, 25(1): 207-218.

Hefford, S., Smith, R.S., and Samson, C., 2006. Quantifying the effect that changes in the transmitter-receiver geometry have capabilities of an airborne electromagnetic survey system to detect good conductors. Mining and Exploration Geology, 15(1-2): 43-52.

Smith, D.L., Samson, C., Herd, R., Christie, I., Sink, J.-E., Deslauriers, A., and Ernst, R. 2006. Measuring the bulk density of meteorites non-destructively using 3D laser imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research 111, E10002; doi:10.1029/2005JE002623.

Smith, D.L., Ernst, R.E., Samson, C., and Herd, R. 2006. Stony meteorite characterization by non-destructive measurement of magnetic properties. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41(3): 355-373.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Blanchard, J., Ernst, R.E., Samson, C., and King, A. 2014. Geophysical identification of mafic-ultramafic intrustions in plume centre regions. Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Vancouver, BC, 19-22 October. GSA Abstract with Programs 46(6): Paper 260-4.

Ernst, R., Buchan, K.L., Mäkitie, H., Klausen, M.B., Samson, C., and Grosfils, E.  2014. Giant circumferential mafic dyke swarms on Earth, Mars and Venus. Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Vancouver, BC, 19-22 October. GSA Abstract with Programs 46(6): Paper 260-13.

Leung, A., Ernst, R., and Samson, C. 2014. Identifying cryptic magmatic centres in the Galindo region of Venus by mapping graben-fissure systems. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, 17-21 March.

Olson, L., Ernst, R., Samson, C., and Grosfils, E. 2014. Innovative image enhancement and visualization of Venus Magellan mission data. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, 17-21 March.

Ralchenko, M., Britt, D.T., Samson, C., Herd, C.D.K., Herd, R.K., and McCausland, P. 2014. Bulk physical properties of the Tagish Lake meteorite frozen pristine fragments. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, 17-21 March.

Caron, R., Samson, C., Chouteau, M., and Bates, M. 2013. Preliminary design parameters for a HTEM system dedicated to overburden mapping. 6th International Conference on Airborne Electromagnetics, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 10-11 October.

Connors, G., Samson, C., Legault, J., and Zhao, S. 2013. Modelling the electromagnetic response of the helicopter-borne ZTEM system for vertical thin plate conductors buried below conductive overburden. 6th International Conference on Airborne Electromagnetics, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 10-11 October.

Meunier, E., Vallée, M., and Samson, C. 2013. Comparing integral-equation and finite-element airborne electromagnetic modelling using public domain software. 6th International Conference on Airborne Electromagnetics, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 10-11 October.

Caron, R., Samson, C., and Chouteau, M. 2013. Designing a HTEM system for mapping glaciolacustrine overburden thickness. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Houston, TX, 22-27 September. SEG Expanded Abstracts 32, 690-694. 

Fry, C., Ralchenko, M., McLeod, T., Samson, C., McCausland, P.J.A., and Herd, R.K. 2013. Non-destructive density measurements of 5 suites of iron meteorites. 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Edmonton, AB, 29 July-2 August. 

Nader, R., Samson, C., and White, D. 2012. Effectiveness of seismic detection modelling for CO2 migration scenarios near the Aquistore CO2 injection site, Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Las Vegas, NV, 4-9 November. SEG Expanded Abstracts 31, 1-5.

Harris, K., Samson, C., and van Geel, P., 2012. Characterization of waste density and settlement via microgravity. 25th Annual meeting of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Tucson, AZ, 25-29 March.

Boivin, A., Samson, C., Holladay, J.S., Cloutis, E., and Ernst, R.E. 2012. Mars methane analogue mission (M3): Near subsurface electromagnetic techniques and analysis. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, 19-23 March.

Mah, J., Samson, C., and McKinnon, S. 2011. Surface roughness measurements using three-dimensional laser imaging. 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Beijing, China, 18-21 October.

Samson, C., Straznicky, P., Laliberté, J., Caron, R., Ferguson, S., and Archer, R. 2010. Designing and building an unmanned aircraft system for aeromagnetic surveying. 80th Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Denver, CO, 17-22 October. SEG Expanded Abstracts 29, 1167.

Mah, J., Samson, C., McKinnon, S., and English, C. 2008. Triangulation-based 3D laser imaging for underground rock mass characterization: Impact of operational parameters. 42nd American Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 29 June-2 July.

Catley, A., Samson, C., and van Geel, P. 2006. Seismic velocity analysis to determine moisture distribution in a bioreactor landfill. 21st International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, 26-29 March.