M.S., University of Iowa
Responsible for various aspects of geological carbon storage projects, including:
- Geological characterization
- Outcrop analog studies
- Subsurface mapping (structure and isopach maps)
- Economic screening for enhanced oil recovery projects
- Technology transfer
*Clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy
*Lower Paleozoic paleontology
*Meteorite impact craters
*History of geology
I am engaged in ongoing research on the Mt. Simon Sandstone and the correlative Lamotte Sandstone of Missouri, as well as the Glasford Structure, a buried meteorite impact crater in Peoria County, IL. Media coverage of the Glasford research can be seen at https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/glasford-meteor-may-have-played-r... and https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7447/804191.
Recently completed projects addressed the Ste. Genevieve Limestone and the Lingle Formation.
I am a member of the Reservoir-Scale Geology research theme within the Center for Geologic Storage of CO2 (GSCO2), a DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Center.
Monson, C.C., D. Sweet, B. Segvic, G. Zanoni, K. Balling, J.M. Wittmer, G.R. Ganis, and G. Cheng. 2019. The Late Ordovician (Sandbian) Glasford structure: A marine-target impact crater with a possible connection to the Ordovician meteorite event. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. doi: 10.1111/maps.13401
Mehnert, E., J. Damico, N. Grigsby, C. Monson, C. Patterson, and F. Yang. 2019. Geologic Carbon Sequestration in the Illinois Basin: Numerical Modeling to Evaluate Potential Impacts. Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 598.
Frailey, S., and C. Monson. In press. Designing Small-Scale Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery and Storage Pilot Projects. ISGS Circular 597.
Blanchard, S., E.J. Matheson, C.R. Fielding, J.L. Best, A.B. Bryk, K.J. Howell, C.C. Monson, G. Mahoney, and J. Peakall. 2019. Early burial mud diapirism and its impact on stratigraphic architecture in the Carboniferous of the Shannon Basin, County Clare, Ireland. Sedimentology 66: 329-361. DOI:10.1111/sed.12492
Freiburg, J.T., H.E. Leetaru, and C.C. Monson. 2015. The Argenta Formation: A newly recognized Cambrian stratigraphic unit in the Illinois Basin. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 47(5): 86.
Monson, C.C., C.P. Korose, and S.M. Frailey. 2014. Screening methodology for regional-scale CO2 EOR and storage using economic criteria. 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-12) Proceedings. Energy Procedia 63: 7796–7808.
Damico, J.R., C.C. Monson, S. Frailey, Y. Lasemi, N.D. Webb, N. Grigsby, F. Yang, and P. Berger. 2014. Strategies for advancing CO2 EOR in the Illinois Basin, USA. 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-12) Proceedings. Energy Procedia 63: 7694–7708.
Okwen, R.T., C.C. Monson, Y. Lasemi, and N. Grigsby. 2014. Quantifying CO2 storage efficiencies of geologic depositional environments. Eastern Section AAPG, London, Ontario, September 29–30, 2014. Poster presentation, Monday, September 29, 2014.
Monson, C.C. 2012. Louis Agassiz and the fossil reefs of Iowa. Earth Sciences History 31(2):193–209.
Liu, H., D.E.G. Briggs, B.J. Witzke, R.M. McKay, and C.C. Monson. 2012. Bromalites from the Middle Ordovician Winneshiek Lagerstätte, northeast Iowa, USA. 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Australia, August 5–10, 2012. Poster presentation (by Liu), August 9, 2012. Poster #346. International Geological Congress, Abstracts (Congres Geologique International, Resumes), 34:3572.
Monson, C.C. 2010. Paleontology and paleoecology of the Pennsylvanian in south-central Iowa. Geological Society of Iowa Guidebook 86, Spring 2010: 27–35.