Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

ESD News and Events Watch ESD on Vimeo

07/02/2014

DSSS: The Close Links Between Biology and Atmospheric Chemistry in Amazonia

ESD welcomes Dr. Paulo Artaxo (University of São Paulo), presenting "DSSS: The Close Links Between Biology and Atmospheric Chemistry in Amazonia" July 11 at 10:30am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

Extreme Rain: Comparing Climate Models

Daniele Rosa and Bill Collins compared precipitation data from Southeastern U.S. rain-gauge measurements with GCMs, finding that GCMs overestimate the impact of medium rainfall while underestimating the impact of no, low, or heavy rain.

06/30/2014

Prestigious AGU Award to Don DePaolo

Don DePaolo was selected as the 2014 AGU Harry Hess Medal winner for (among other things) his groundbreaking research on the geochemical structure of the Earth’s mantle using neodymium isotopes.

06/23/2014

New Funding for EFRC–NCGC

Having been selected for a new round of EFRC funding, NCGC is focused on producing robust predictive models for subsurface carbon dioxide trapping processes across scales.

06/18/2014

Distinguished Alumni Award to Susan Hubbard

ESD Division Director Susan Hubbard has been elected as a 2014 member to the University of California Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

06/16/2014

Modeling How Fractures Develop

Daisuke Asahina led development of a modeling approach for studying hydromechanical coupled processes within geological formations. Model simulations showed good agreement with two independent studies of hydromechanical coupling.

05/21/2014

How Microbes Deal with Permafrost

In the May 12 (2014) issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology, Janet Jansson and Neslihan Tas explore the microbial ecology of permafrost, including some of the strategies microbes use to cope with frozen conditions, as well the influence of climate change.

Geothermal Team Applies New Approach

Three papers (Spycher et al., Peiffer et al., and Wanner et al.) by the same team of ESD geochemists are to appear in the July 2014 issue of Geothermics.

Numerical Model Assesses Nevada Geothermal Area

Christoph Wanner recently led a team of ESD scientists in developing a new reactive transport model of the Dixie Valley, Nevada, geothermal region, aiming to assess fluid flow pathways and fluid rock interaction processes at the site.

Optimized Geothermometry for Geothermal Exploration

ESD’s Loic Peiffer recently led a team of ESD scientists in exploring a new geothermometry approach as a tool for inferring geothermal reservoir temperatures (the key in evaluating how productive a geothermal source could be).