Bill Sauck

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William A. Sauck
Associate Professor of Geosciences
Office: 
(269) 387-4991
Fax: 
(269) 387-5513
Location: 
3328 Rood Hall, Mail Stop 5241
Mailing address: 
Department of Geosciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Arizona, 1972
  • M.S., Geology, University of Arizona, 1968
  • B.A., Mathematics and Physics, St. Olaf College, 1963
Research interests: 
  • Ground penetrating radar, HVSR passive seismic
  • Gravity, magnetic, electrical resistivity
  • Electromagnetic methods to near-surface problems in glacial geology
Bio: 

Dr. Bill Sauck is associate professor of geophysics in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University. He primarily focuses his research in ground penetrating radar application, electric resistivity and induced polarization, hydrogeology, mineral exploration and archeology.

Sauck spent six years in Brazil working in mineral exploration, groundwater problems and geophysical applications to archaeology in the Amazon region. His work led to the development of the conductive model for Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids spills. He has hosted a number of visiting scientists and graduate students from Egypt, traveling six times for groundwater exploration in the western Sinai and Eastern Desert. He has completed archaeological geophysics in Texas, American Samoa, the Yucatan, Brazil, New Mexico, Gotland Island (Sweden) and many sites in Michigan.

Recent Publications

  •  Dailey, D., Sauck, W., Sultan, M., Milewski, A., Ahmed, M., Laton, R., Elkadiri, R., Foster, J., Schmidt, C., Alharbi, T., 2014, Geophysical, remote sensing, GIS, and isotopic applications for a better understanding of the structural controls on groundwater flow in the Mojave Desert, California: Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2014.12.002.
  • Pearl, F. B., and W. A. Sauck, 2014, Geophysical and geoarchaeological investigations at Aganoa Beach, American Samoa:  an early archaeological site in Western Polynesia, Geoarchaeology; doi 10.1002/gea.21491.
  • Ahmed, M., Sauck, W., Sultan, M., Yan, E., Soliman, F., Rashed, M., 2013, Geophysical constraints on the hydrogeologic and structural settings of the Gulf of Suez Rift–related basins: case study from the El Qaa Plain, Sinai, Egypt: Surveys in Geophysics, v. 35, pp. 415–430.