Memorial Day weekend is considered by most to be the beginning of the summer season at the #JerseyShore. If you are heading to the beach and wondering if you could be exposed to the coronavirus by swimming in the ocean, read what EOAS faculty member Kay Bidle, a professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, in the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, told The Philadelphia Inquirer in an article titled “Do saltwater and sunshine at the Shore kill the coronavirus? Here’s what science says.”
Dr. Kristina Keating’s research focuses on using near surface geophysics to investigate the top 100 m’s of Earth’s surface. In particular, she is interested in using near-surface geophysics for hydrogeologic, biogeochemical, and cryosphere investigations. Dr. Keating uses standard geophysical methods including seismic refraction and electrical resistivity, but much of her research is focused on a novel geophysical method, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Past and on-going studies in her research group includes field investigations to understand the depth and distribution of permafrost in Svalbard, laboratory studies to improve geophysical estimations of hydraulic conductivity, and computer modeling to improve the interpretation and analysis of geophysical data.