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.
Acidification of New Jersey’s Ocean & Coastal Waters
As human activities increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, the amount taken up by the ocean also increases, causing ocean pH to decrease. Join Rutgers’ Grace Saba, Janine Barr, and Jeanne Herb, along with representatives from the NJDEP, to find out how we monitor the pH levels in the ocean and what impact ocean acidification has on NJ’s natural resources? Discuss ongoing efforts on how can we work with other states to better prepare for the impacts of a more acidic ocean environment.
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