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.
Addressing Managed Retreat
The transition of people and vulnerable infrastructure away from the coast is a difficult decision and process. To support decision-making for local and state officials around managed retreat and climate adaptation, the Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) has created a new toolkit, which includes legal and policy tools, best and emerging practices, and case studies. At this event, Katie Spidalieri, the Senior Associate for Adaptation at the GCC, will join the NJ Climate Change Resource Center to discuss this new toolkit and how it can be utilized here in NJ.
Check out all of the upcoming Climate Change Resource Center Webinars: