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7 posts from May 2012


Listening to Seismicity

A team of scientists including ESD’s Valeri Korneev and Paul Cook recently installed a novel magneto-acoustic seismic sensor (MAS) at the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) pilot hole at Parkfield, CA—enabling detection of low-magnitude seismic events.


Figuring Out the Uranium at Rifle

ESD’s Patricia Fox and Jim Davis recently investigated uranium at Old Rifle, CO, generating a “surface complexation” model and conducting field experiments in which uranium(VI) was desorbed via bicarbonate injected into an aquifer.


ESD Geophysicists Win Best Paper Award

A team of ESD geophysicists led by Jonathan Ajo-Franklin recently won an award for the Best Paper Presented at the 2011 SEG Annual Meeting. This award will be presented at the SEG 2012 Annual Meeting at Las Vegas coming up this November.


ESD Scientists Garner LBNL Awards

Gary Andersen and the ESD TOUGH Software group were winners of the LBNL Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement—Andersen for the PhyloChip array and the TOUGH team for supporting diverse applications and licensing of the TOUGH code.


Detecting and Culturing Microbes

ESD’s Sharon Borglin and others are studying how microarray technology—involving the growth of microorganisms in commercially available multiwell plates—enables screening for phenotypic characteristics of a test culture.

Vivi's Safety Corner - May 2012

LBNL Safety Spot Award Program


DSSS: Mapping Ecosystem Carbon, Biodiversity, and Disturbance Regimes: New Insights from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory

ESD welcomes Dr. Greg Asner (Carnegie Institute, Stanford, CA), presenting "Mapping Ecosystem Carbon, Biodiversity, and Disturbance Regimes" May 11 at 10:30am in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.