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Diane Love
Research Geologist

ATTN: Diane S. Love
416 W. Congress St., Suite 100
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Fax: 520-770-3505





  • B.S. Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Arizona Registered Professional Geologist (No. 45183)
  • California Professional Geologist (No. 8270)
  • Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling Certification
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration Surface Miner Certificate Training 30 CFR Subpart 48
  • OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training, 29 CFR 1910.120; OSHA 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training Refresher Courses, 29 CFR 1910.120

Current Projects

  • Department of Energy, National Geothermal Data System
  • Department of Energy, Supplemental Field Data, Arizona thermal spring and wells groundwater geothermometry analysis
  • WESTCARB Arizona Geologic Characterization for Potential Carbon Sequestration
  • State Map 2013, structural and petrologic geology field survey under USGS state map program

Research Interests

  • Hydrogeologic research for basin groundwater studies
  • Structural geology and petrology
  • Geothermometry analysis of  groundwater from Arizona thermal springs and wells to determine source and relationship to structures in Arizona
  • Photogrammetric, topographic, and hydrographic surveys of the Lower Colorado River
  • Environmental impact assessment and hazardous materials remediation


Diane Love has over 14 years of experience as a professional geologist in industry managing projects including contaminated groundwater assessment and remediation, environmental surveys and investigations, geological mapping, technical documentation, groundwater studies, and NEPA support. She has performed numerous environmental investigations incorporating geological and hydrogeological research, and field data acquisition and interpretation. Her technical writing expertise includes NEPA documentation, environmental assessments, feasibility studies, site conceptual models, materials management plans, and environmental reports for public and agency review.  Her work has included geologic research, survey, and interpretation for State Map quads of the Artillery Peak and Rawhide Mountains in western Arizona; aerial photography, topographic and photogrammatic mapping, and hydrographic survey of the Lower Colorado River; investigation and remediation of former meth lab sites; and a multitude of projects involving scientific and investigative research.  Diane Love is currently a registered professional geologist in California and Arizona. She spends her time off slaving in a “maintenance-free” desert garden, biking, galloping, attempting music, and traveling.

Professional Papers Authored

Allison, M. Lee, Richard, M., Clark, Ryan C., Patten, Kim, Love, Diane S., Coleman, Celia, Chen, Genhan, Matti, Jordan, Day, Janel, Pape, Esty, and Musil, Leah, 2011, “Online, interactive assessment of geothermal energy potential in the U.S.” Proceedings, Thirty-Seventh Work-shop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 30-February 1, 2012.

Love, Diane S., Coleman, Celia, Pape, Esty, Clark, Ryan C., Richard, Stephen M., and Allison, M. Lee, 2011, State Geothermal Survey Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, n. 5, abstract 9-10, Minneapolis, MN, October 9, 2011.

Allison, M.L., Stephen M. Richard, Ryan Clark, Celia Coleman, Diane Love, Esty Pape, Leah Musil, “Online, interactive assessment of geothermal energy potential in the U.S.” American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, December 7, 2011.

Allison, M. Lee, Richard, Stephen M., Clark, Ryan C., Patten, Kim, Love, Diane S., Coleman, Celia, Chen, Genhan, Matti, Jordan, Day, Janel, Pape, Esty, and Musil, Leah, “Online, Interactive Assessment of Geothermal Energy Potential in the U.S.,” [poster] American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, April 24, 2012.