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8 posts from October 2009


Earth Scientist Susan Hubbard Receives Geophysical Award

Source: TABL Susan Hubbard, a staff scientist in the Earth Sciences Division and leader of its Environmental Remediation and Water Resources Program, has been honored with the Frank Frischknecht Award for 2009. This award recognizes "extraordinary leadership and innovation that has transformed the nature and capabilities of near surface geophysics."...


ESD Responds to a Critique of Geologic Carbon Sequestration

Comments on Economides and Ehlig-Economides, “Sequestering carbon dioxide in a closed underground volume,” SPE 124430, October 2009. Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program, Earth Sciences Division, LBNL Group summary comments write-up by Curt Oldenburg, Karsten Pruess, Jens Birkholzer, and Christine Doughty General Summary The paper examines the pressure increase resulting from injection...


U.S.-China Workshop on Carbon Capture & Storage

The U.S.-China Workshop on Carbon Capture & Storage will take place November 11-12, 2009 at Peking University in Beijing, China. The purpose of this workshop is to promote bi-directional transfer of knowledge and information on CCS to promote the development of collaborative projects between U.S. and Chinese researchers that will...


Has the Discrepancy between Laboratory and Field Weathering Rates Been Resolved?

Geoscientists interested in the topic of chemical weathering, the process by which the surface of the Earth is removed chemically (i.e., dissolved), have been mystified for the better part of thirty years by the apparent discrepancy between laboratory- and field-determined weathering rates. Geoscientists have observed that rates in the field...


Berkeley Lab to participate in Statewide ' Shakeout ' Drill October 15th

Source: TABL The Great California ShakeOut will take place across the state October 15th, and Berkeley Lab will be participating. A Drop, Cover, Hold and Evacuation drill will take place at 10:15 a.m., similar to those conducted during the Lab’s Emergency Preparedness Week last spring. Read more »


State of the Carbon Cycle 2009

Who: Josep (Pep) Canadel, Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project (GCP) What: Download the flyer (pdf) Where: Goldman School of Public Policy When: 10:30 am to 12 pm, October 16, 2009 Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series More Information: Josep (Pep) Canadel is the Executive Director of the...


Nari Narasimhan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

ESD is proud to announce that the Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA) has recently awarded our own T.N. (Nari) Narasimhan its Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the field of groundwater hydrology. The honor was conferred on October 7, 2009, in Sacramento, during the 18th Annual Conference of...


New Below-Ground Monitoring Method for Microbial Activity Validated at Colorado Site

Geophysical monitoring approach provides "x-ray" images of subsurface biogeochemical processes Geophysics at Rifle site. Vertical shot: Dr. Kenneth H. Williams (LBNL) and graduate student, Adrian Flores Orozco (University of Bonn), collecting surface spectral induced polarization data at the Rifle Integrated Field Research Challenge site to detect and delineate regions of...