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UAS over flux tower
December 31, 2019

UAS over flux tower

Looking up at a drone hovering near an open-path methane analyzer mounted on a flux tower. Instruments mounted on both the towers and on the drones are measuring gases emitted from the soil.

Rain clouds and red sky over the Northern Bristol Mountains in the Mojave Desert, California
February 14, 2019

Twilight in the Northern Bristol Mountains

Rain clouds at twilight over the Norhtern Bristol Mountains. THese types of winter storms provide water to the desert ecosystem, but are not usually intense enough to transport sediment or do other geomorphic work. This image was captured during geologic mapping of surficial geologic materials in order to better understand the Quaternary (younger than ~2.5 million years)

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Lineations on a vertical strand of the Soda-Avawatz Fault Zone exposed in Northern Soda Mountains, California.
December 17, 2018

Lineations on a strand of the Soda-Avawatz Fault Zone northern Soda Mt

Lineations on a vertical fault strand of the Soda-Avawatz Fault Zone, exposed in the northern Soda Mountains, Mojave Desert, southern California. The fault can be seen cutting both late Tertiary sand and gravel units, but is buried by an overlying mid-Pleistocene alluvial gravel deposit.

Adjustment of tension in infiltrometer to measure post-fire recovery.
March 1, 2018

Research Geologist Jonathan Perkins measuring post-fire infiltration

Research Geologist Jonathan Perkins adjusting tension in infiltrometer to evaluate post-fire recovery conditions in the Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA following the October 2017 Tubbs Fire to better understand how landscapes heal after wildfire. 

Oil with a taffy-like consistency in a natural seep along a small creek, being poked with a stick to show its gooey nature.
February 19, 2018

Natural oil seep along Tarwater Creek, San Mateo County, California

The natural oil seep in this photo is located in Pescadero Creek County Park, where the Canyon Trail crosses Tarwater Creek. The oil is black, has a taffy-like consistency, and smells like motor oil.

In a pasture a white horse is standing in the foreground, in background is an apparatus that pumps oil from the ground.
February 2, 2018

Oil well pumping unit, Half Moon Bay oil field, California

The Half Moon Bay oil field is one of the oldest oil fields in California and was first developed during the 1880s. Since then, the field has produced an estimated 60,000 barrels of oil from about 19 wells. Most of the old wells have been plugged and abandoned, but this well was reworked in 1980 and produces small volumes of oil from thin sandstone layers of the Miocene

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Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to a road in the southeast corner of Las Marias Municipality.
December 31, 2017

LS Preliminary Puerto Rico

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to a road in the southeast corner of Las Marias Municipality. Points identify the approximate location of roads visibly impacted by landslides. Image filename contains approximate latitude and longitude of impact location.

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to roads in the Lares Municipality.
December 31, 2017

LS Preliminary Puerto Rico

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to roads in the Lares Municipality. Points identify the approximate road locations visibly impacted by landslides. Image filename contains approximate latitude and longitude of impact location.

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to Highway PR-431 and houses near the Rio Blanco in the Lares Municipality.
December 31, 2017

LS Preliminary Puerto Rico

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to Highway PR-431 and houses near the Rio Blanco in the Lares Municipality. Points identify the approximate location of roads and buildings visibly impacted by landslides. Image filename contains approximate latitude and longitude of impact location.

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to roads, agriculture, and a reservoir in the Lares Municipality.
December 31, 2017

LS Preliminary Puerto Rico

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to roads, agriculture, and a reservoir in the Lares Municipality. Points identify the approximate location of roads visibly impacted by landslides. Image filename contains approximate latitude and longitude of this impact location.

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts near Highway PR-406 and buildings in the Anasco Municipality.
December 31, 2017

LS Preliminary Puerto Rico

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts near Highway PR-406 and buildings in the Anasco Municipality. Points identify the approximate location of roads and buildings visibly impacted by landslides. Image filename contains approximate latitude and longitude of impact location.

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to Highway PR-109 and buildings in the Anasco Municipality.
December 31, 2017

LS Preliminary Puerto Rico

Excerpt of satellite image showing landslide impacts to Highway PR-109 and buildings in the Anasco Municipality. Points identify the approximate location of roads and buildings visibly impacted by landslides. Image filename contains approximate latitude and longitude of impact location.