SES alum Riley Swanson and Dr. Abe Springer have a new paper out in Hydrogeology Journal showing that the Colorado River gets an important part of its flow from groundwater that flows into the river from springs in the Grand Canyon region. Read more at NAU News.
NAU SES scientists are using drones, seismometers, cameras and more to study the aftermath of Museum Fire. This NSF-funded research is critical to understanding flooding potential and debris flows on a disturbed landscape. Plus major bonus, the article in the Daily Sun is written by one of our amazing local geology alums, John Noll!
We have the best alumni! Geology grad Dave Cook works as an environmental consultant in Seattle, WA, leading projects to clean up contaminated land along with both the public and private sector. What’s more, Dave is also serving as a mentor for the new Lumberjacks Thrive Externship Program, hosting a current NAU student for a workplace experience. Read more… Read more
Alum Wes Swaffar has forged a unique partnership between the National Forest Foundation, where he is reforestation and partnership director, and Anheuser-Busch. Every purchase of the company’s newest brew will go towards reforestation in National Forests across the US. For his work on forest restoration, he’s also the company’s first #Cervezas4YourService honoree – Congrats Wes! Read more at the Missoulian.
NAU Alum Marvin Glotfelty, RG has published a new book on the conservation of groundwater. Available from the National Ground Water Association Press, the book “provides practical information on water wells—covering everything from site selection to design, drilling methods, economics, and more—and is written in a fashion that is understandable, technically accurate, and applicable to real-world situations.”
Mike Kelly (MS ’91 and Adjunct Professor) is helping illustrate future climate change at a new visitor center exhibit at Acadia National Park, ME.
From the article: “Displays such as ‘Open ocean tomorrow?’ ask visitors to consider some scenarios of climate change consequences in the park. ‘As sea levels continue to rise, scientists question if some of Acadia’s salt water marshes might permanently flood,… Read more