Hexagon Geosystems is offereing an inexpensive short course on geotechnical monitoring in Denver in on July 21. Time is short, but it’s not too late to register. July 21 2016 – Hexagon Geosystems – Denver, […]
The cover story in the latest issue of LIDAR Magazine is titled Unearthing Landslides. It describes the work done by a company called Quantum Spatial in the immediate aftermath of the Oso Landslide. They were […]
One of the advantages of LIDAR topography data is the ability to “see through” vegetation so to speak. The light beams aren’t actually seeing through physical objects, but because of the high density of LIDAR […]
At an archaeological site at Crow Canyon, near Cortez, Colorado, a team of archaeologists, supported by a PBS film crew, were using ground penetrating radar, magnetometry, and resistivity geophysical methods to try to image the […]
The device created by University of Arizona senior engineering students is suspended from a mobile armature can be positioned over an excavation made by a backhoe or other excavator and accurately measure the depth and […]
From YouTube: As part of a Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and OpenTopography collaboration, Sarah Robinson (ASU M.S. student) and Andrew Whitesides (USC undergraduate) – supported by SCEC’s ACCESS program (Advancement of Cyberinfrastructure Careers through […]
The JPL folks used UAVSAR mounted on their Gulfstream-III aircraft to take highly accurate radar measurements of the ground surface in Baja, California, near the site of the April 4, 2010 magnitude 7.2 Baja earthquake […]
[Editor] National Science Foundation (NSF) Press Release – June 30, 2008. Screenshot Credits: Jeramy Decker, Kiewit Corp [/Editor]
Running for more than 1,000 kilometers along picturesque coastline, California’s Highway 1 is easy prey for many of the natural hazards plaguing the region, including landslides.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is currently building a kilometer-long tunnel to bypass one of the most landslide-prone stretches of the highway, the Devil’s Slide, to help ensure drivers’ safe passage.
Using a new software package developed by researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., project engineers are getting a detailed 3-D view of the rock exposed in the excavation, adding a new tool for improving both safety and construction progress.
[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]
Devil’s Slide is an infamous landslide along California’s Highway 1 or Pacific Coast Highway near Pacifica, just south of the San Francisco Bay area. Caltrans’ Devil’s Slide Tunnel project is an effort to bypass that slide and make the heavily traveled roadway safe for drivers and to eliminate the maintenance and traffic hassles caused by slope failures blocking the road. We first covered the project back in September of 2007 when the tunnel portion of the project commenced. In that post, you can find a Google Earth KML File showing the location of the tunnels and the new bridges associated with the project. In this post, Iâ€™ll provide you with some updated progress information as well as some background on the geotechnical and other aspects of the project. More links and videos are at the end of the post. (Photo by Kim Komenich, San Francisco Chronicle). […]