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New Research Assistant to Study Landslides and Geologic Structures on the Big Sur Coast

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Krystal Green
Krystal Green

Krystal Green has recently joined the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s Pacific Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA, as a research assistant who will be working with Cheryl Hapke for the next year.

Krystal graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), in June with a B.S. in earth sciences. She is already a familiar face at the Pacific Science Center, where she did an internship with Cheryl last winter and spring.

In the coming year, Krystal will be involved in two major projects: with partial funding by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), she will be developing decadal snapshots of specific landslides along the Big Sur coast, using Cheryl's photogrammetric models.

In addition, Krystal will begin processing hyperspectral data—measurements of reflected sunlight in many narrow wavelengths that reveal subtle variations invisible to the naked eye—from the Big Sur coast to use in mapping the regional distribution and density of geologic structures.

Krystal has been hired through a cooperative agreement between the USGS and UCSC. We look forward to her continued contributions to the team.

Related Sound Waves Stories
New Faces at the Pacific Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA
October 2003
Cheryl Hapke's Thesis Defense at the University of California, Santa Cruz
August 2002

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