ISGS in the News

Glasford meteor may have played a role in ancient ice age

Charles Monson said research suggests a meteor about the size of Wrigley Field struck near Glasford, creating a 2.5 mile wide crater that's now buried under sediment. 

Source: WCBU


A tale of two drones

ISGS staff use an unmanned aerial vehicle (or drone) to help monitor shoreline erosion on Lake Michigan.

Mapping erosion with drones

Ethan Theuerkauf is a coastal geologist at the University of Illinois. He’s using drone photography to map erosion at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion.

 

Source: WTTW


Midwest earthquakes

Senior geophysicist Tim Larson talks to WILL's the 21st about our risk of and preparedness for earthquakes. 

Source: WILL


Lake Michigan’s smarter, streamlined buoys

This summer, scientists deployed smarter, smaller buoys in Lake Michigan that record and provide data in real time. 

Deciphering the history of a Chinese vase

Krannert Art Museum is using energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence technology—with the Illinois State Geological Survey and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey—to help determine the age of an antique Chinese porcelain vase.

National States Geographic Information Council announces 3D mapping project

"What we’re trying to do is allow each state to have a plan for getting good coverage of statewide data," said Mark Yacucci. ISGS is participating in the NSGIC pilot.  

 

Source: StateScoop


Wetland erosion could add to carbon emissions

ISGS coastal geologist Ethan Theuerkauf discusses a study to determine how rising lake levels may be affecting the 500,000 acres of coastal wetlands across the Great Lakes basin.

Case study: 3D mapping for water planning

In an AGI Critical Issues webinar, Jason Thomason, head of Hydrogeology and Geophysics, discusses how 3D geologic mapping is assisting McHenry County, Illinois, with water planning. 

Minor tremor may have caused 'big boom'

Senior geophysicist Tim Larson says a "big boom" heard in Sandwich, Somonauk, Plano, Yorkville & other areas could have been a minor earth tremor.  

Source: WSPY


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