Measurements of the thickness of rock sequences and description of their lithology and fauna are much less valuable if the location and elevation of these 'sections' are not known with reasonable accuracy.
The Brunton Pocket Transit that all geologists know as the 'Brunton' was invented in 1894 by D. W. Brunton, a Canadian mining geologist. It has been in use for more than a hundred years and is still being manufactured.
The alidade-planetable survey is a means of plotting a traverse as it is made, thus avoiding the likelihood of mathematical blunders and recording errors that arise while working with the theodolite.
The dark brown line on the small map marks the 1998 version of Saudi Arabia's claims regarding its boundaries with Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
The theodolite is an instrument that measures vertical and horizontal angles precisely. With stadia lines etched on the reticule of its telescope and the appropriate stadia rod (a flat-faced rod graduated vertically, its subdivisions corresponding to one/one hundredth of the focal distance) it will measure distances with accuracy sufficient for third order triangulation.
Just before Christmas, two friends and I had lunch at the newly opened Vins restaurant in Bahrain.
Former Vice-President of Facility Planning at AOC The Hague, John A. Schnautz, recently learned that he will be inducted into the Oregon State University Chemical Engineering Hall of Fame at Corvallis, Oregon on February 21, 2003.
This year’s “old-timers” reunion took place on Dec 1st at the Women’s Athletic Club in Oakland, California. Nine of the 1950’s era Aramco ExPats were in attendance: Dawn and Cliff Flittie, Doris and Mike Wanty, Jean and Walter Dell’Oro, Lloyd Reed, Norah Harriss and Nestor Sander.
Apple Pudding - Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976
Bread Pudding - Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976
Cottage Cheese and Jello Salad
Shrimp Dip - Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976
Turkey and Gravy by Mary Louise
Italian Bread Sticks
The ruins of Ad-Dir'iyah, the capital of the first Saudi state, near Riyadh Photographed March 23, 1965 by T.F. Walters
Dateline Rolling Hills Country Club, Thursday, November 14, 2002. The annual Turkey Shoot was held amid a beautiful fall day in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Sunny conditions and temperatures in 70’s provided a pleasant venue for the popular event.
I would personally like to thank all those who replied for the support you gave me in regards to my Mother's Birthday surprise. What a success it turned out to be and you would not believe the amount of E-mails/cards and personal cards that came in.
he newest addition to the Udhailiyah community is the Al-Ghawar Tent which is situated off of the Jebel Perimeter Road near the old Communication Tower No. 2. This location was always a favorite retreat for the returning students mainly because of its isolation.
This year has been a special year for Mom, Janny Slotboom. I took her to the 23rd Aramco Reunion that was held in San Diego California, August 31st through September 3rd, and she had a fantastic time as I expect we all did who attended.