As an historic pandemic ravaged the globe, Earth science as a whole has had to deal with major changes and delays...In spite of all the churn and change and challenges, we were still able to do some great work in geophysics and hydrogeology.
One of the areas of applied research we have been doing more of lately at the ISGS is delineation of landslides and creep failures. These occur on steep slopes where water works its way into the subsurface and reduces the friction that is holding the slope up. Creep Failure, where land moves slowly over time. … Continue reading 3D Imaging of Landslides
Water-resource related issues—especially the cost of water—are the most important issues facing avocado growers, but socioeconomic drivers and environmental drivers are as well, including land resources, drought conditions, tax laws, zoning ordinances, and commodity markets. San Diego County has more farms than any other county in the United States, with over 5,700 operations, but is losing over 8% of its farmland every year, much of that land considered “prime.” This land is among the most productive farmland in the United States in terms of crop production value, and is some of the last remaining land in agriculture in southern California.
Winter at the ISGS means field work slows down, and especially since the last week or two have been frigid! For now, we have several things we are working on that will take plenty of time in-office to complete. I have been working the past week or so on developing an automation code (Visual basic … Continue reading UPDATE Winter Hibernation (AKA Data Processing)