Installing Landslide Study Instruments

Image: Installing Landslide Study Instruments

Detailed Description

USGS landslide scientist Brian Collins installing monitoring equipment on a steep hillside in the San Francisco Bay Area. The instrumentation includes subsurface soil moisture and water pressure sensors, and a rain gage. The USGS is monitoring soil moisture and saturation to understand how, where, and when rainfall leads to the triggering conditions for landslides.

Location: San Bruno Mountain, San Mateo County, California


Image Dimensions: 720 x 540

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Location Taken: CA, US