LBNL Deputy Director Horst Simon, in a message to the Lab, announces a wealth of Lab activities related to Earth Day and Earth Week, and invites all Lab employees to learn how they can make a positive impact.
The flowing fluid electric conductivity (FFEC) logging method is a well-logging technique used to estimate flow rate, salinity, transmissivity, and the hydraulic head of individual fractures or high-permeability zones intersected by a wellbore.
Predicting the behavior of contaminants that may be released in surface and subsurface environments is a major challenge to environmental scientists worldwide.
ESD’s Bob Budnitz discusses the safety problems behind the recent outage of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Diego, suggesting that the implications of a prolonged outage are mostly economic.
The AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco last month (December 2012) was a great success, especially for LBNL’s Earth Sciences Division and our homebase at the site, the ESD booth—a zone of constant activity.
ESD’s Meet the Scientist program at AGU 2012 will reveal the exceptional minds and diverse expertise of our earth scientists this year.
The ESD Early Career Development Grants (ECDG) is an opportunity for early career scientific staff to develop new concepts, tools and approaches with the potential to complement and/or enhance existing ESD research programs as well as develop new research directions in ESD.
Topics for our FY13 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement have been issued and are available.
ESD’s Jonny Rutqvist and Chin-Fu Tsang provide an overview of how the conceptual understanding of the multiphysics related to coupled THM processes at Yucca Mountain was developed, and how this understanding was incorporated into the development of numerical models and analyses.
This week in LBNL’s Building 50 auditorium, ESD hosts a symposium on the applications of the TOUGH numerical simulator—a suite of computer programs for simulating multiphase fluid and heat flow in porous and fractured rock.