Input updates and organize materials for the updating of Illinois stratigraphy, with an emphasis on Pennsylvanian stratigraphy.
Prepare computer-generated maps and data with information regarding mine locations, mined-out areas including the development of directories and 1:24 K maps with detailed mine map information for active and abandoned underground mines.
Coal geology and stratigraphy
GIS computer applications
Sedimentology and chemostratigraphy of the Midcontinent
Current Research Projects:
ILSTRAT - project to update stratigraphic nomenclature for Illinois and make it web accessible in a wiki format.
IDOT and IMSIF contracts to develop 1:24K mine maps and directories detailing abandoned mine map boundaries, information and history.
Jennifer M. Obrad
A Walking Guide to the History & Features of Burnham Park, Chicago, Illinois