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03/06/2015

Why Do Geysers Erupt? Plumbing!

A scientific team led by ESD’s Michael Manga has gained striking new insights into the basic mechanics of geysers by placing surveillance cameras inside them and building a model of their plumbing.

02/12/2015

Latest SFA 2.0 Video on Microorganisms

The third of three video productions related to the SFA 2.0 project describes the powerful influence of metabolic potential—the collective metabolic capabilities of subsurface microbial communities and their impact on ecosystems.

02/11/2015

Radke Named to NAE

Clay Radke, U.C. Berkeley chemical engineering professor and long-time associate of ESD, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Class of 2015, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering.

01/30/2015

Earthquake Potential of Carbon Sequestration?

In a recent Science News article, ESD’s Jonny Rutqvist is mentioned prominently as the leader of several modeling studies investigating the possibility of geologic carbon sequestration causing earthquakes.

01/21/2015

Williams ID’s Hot Moments in Cool Watershed

Water, water everywhere, but how did it get from here to there? ESD’s Ken Williams explains in the second of three videos describing the Genome-to-Watershed Scientific Focus Area (SFA) 2.0 project.

01/14/2015

ESD Instrumental in California Well Stimulation Report

ESD made strong contributions to the first volume of an independent scientific assessment released by the CCST on well stimulation in California, including an assessment of hydraulic fracturing.

12/16/2014

Predicting Subsurface Processes: Genome to Watershed Scales

ESD has recently released a video on its Genomes-to-Watershed project at DOE’s Rifle, CO, site. In this video, Susan Hubbard (Project Lead for SFA 2.0 and ESD Director) gives an overview of the project and its mission.

12/11/2014

Moridis on New Sensing Techniques in New Scientist

A recent New Scientist article on new hydrocarbon sensing capabilities being used in Australia quotes ESD’s Hydrocarbon Resources Program Head George Moridis, on just how and for what reason these techniques are being used.

12/03/2014

ESD Explores Perils of Permafrost

A KQED Science’s Deep Look article and video describes how Berkeley Lab ESD scientists are developing new geophysical approaches to investigating the Arctic subsurface and its impact on the future of Earth’s climate.

12/02/2014

Faybishenko Book on Chernobyl Published

ESD’s Boris Faybishenko recently received word that Groundwater Vulnerability: The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, for which he was a writer and lead editor, has been published and distributed worldwide by Wiley.