At Work: Rebecca O. Salvage

Rebecca Salvage at Moraine Lake in Canada

6 January 2023–Rebecca Salvage’s high school in the U.K. didn’t offer Earth sciences as a course, but she loved physical geography and chemistry. One of her teachers suggested that Salvage consider a geology degree at university. “When I got there, I knew this was what I wanted to do,” recalls … Continue Reading »

At Work: Joses Omojola

Joses Omojola

30 November 2022–So far, the career of Joses Omojola has moved from water to oil to salt. His first interest, in hydrogeology, came about in high school after he watched his first water borehole being drilled. “A geologist came over to me, explaining about the different sediments they were bringing … Continue Reading »

Caltech Hall Is Getting Stiffer, According to Decades of Data

Caltech Hall

11 November 2022–Caltech Hall, a 55-year-old nine-story reinforced concrete building on the Caltech campus, has been getting structurally stiffer over the past 20 years, according to a new report published in The Seismic Record. Previous work by seismologists and engineers had documented the building softening—that is, decreasing in stiffness—from its … Continue Reading »

At Work: Xiaohua (Eric) Xu

Eric Xu at Ridgecrest site

30 September 2022–“Geodesy is quite an old research field that started pretty much when humans wanted to measure the Earth, but it is also very new, especially since the rise of space-borne radar techniques,” said Xiaohua (Eric) Xu. “Space geodesy has helped scientists to measure not just the shape, but … Continue Reading »