Miss Alicia Caruso

Miss Alicia Caruso

Research Scientist

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

I am an Embedded Research with MinEx CRC at the University of Newcastle and the Geological Survey of NSW.  My role is to examine cover sequence materials and examining key interfaces of cover with basement geology across the National Drilling Initiative areas in NSW.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide

Keywords

  • Exploration Geochemistry
  • Landscape Evolution
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Regolith
  • Remote Sensing

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 30
040601 Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution 30
040399 Geology not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Scientist University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Caruso AS, Clarke KD, Tiddy CJ, Delean S, Lewis MM, 'Objective regolith-landform mapping in a regolith dominated terrain to inform mineral exploration', Geosciences (Switzerland), 8 (2018)

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. An objective method for generating statistically sound objective regolith-landform maps using widely accessible digital t... [more]

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. An objective method for generating statistically sound objective regolith-landform maps using widely accessible digital topographic and geophysical data without requiring specific regional knowledge is demonstrated and has application as a first pass tool for mineral exploration in regolith dominated terrains. This method differs from traditional regolith-landform mapping methods in that it is not subject to interpretation and bias of the mapper. This study was undertaken in a location where mineral exploration has occurred for over 20 years and traditional regolith mapping had recently been completed using a standardized subjective methodology. An unsupervised classification was performed using a Digital Elevation Model, Topographic Position Index, and airborne gamma-ray radiometrics as data inputs resulting in 30 classes that were clustered to eight groups representing regolith types. The association between objective and traditional mapping classes was tested using the ¿Mapcurves¿ algorithm to determine the ¿Goodness-of-Fit¿, resulting in a mean score of 26.4% between methods. This Goodness-of-Fit indicates that this objective map may be used for initial mineral exploration in regolith dominated terrains.

DOI 10.3390/geosciences8090318
Citations Scopus - 2

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Caruso AS, Clarke KD, Tiddy CJ, Lewis MM, 'INTEGRATING HYPERSPECTRAL AND RADIOMETRIC REMOTE SENSING, SPATIAL TOPOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND SURFACE GEOCHEMISTRY TO ASSIST MINERAL EXPLORATION IN SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA', 2019 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM (IGARSS 2019), Yokohama, JAPAN (2019)
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Miss Alicia Caruso

Position

Research Scientist
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

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