ISGS in the News
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.
ISGS staff use an unmanned aerial vehicle (or drone) to help monitor shoreline erosion on Lake Michigan.
Source: Technology Services
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.
Senior geophysicist Tim Larson talks to WILL's the 21st about our risk of and preparedness for earthquakes.
This summer, scientists deployed smarter, smaller buoys in Lake Michigan that record and provide data in real time.
Source: Environmental Monitor
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.
Source: Illinois News Bureau
"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.
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.
Source: The Chicago Tribune
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.
Source: AGI Critical Issues
Senior geophysicist Tim Larson says a "big boom" heard in Sandwich, Somonauk, Plano, Yorkville & other areas could have been a minor earth tremor.