Energy Geosciences Division

Panel Discussion on Lab’s Water Technology Research Jan. 10

East River watershed, Colorado CA

On Jan. 10 at noon in the Building 50 auditorium, five Lab scientists will discuss innovative solutions to improving the reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of water-energy systems in California and the nation. The event, “Big Ideas in Water Technology Research,” will be moderated by Peter Fiske, director of Berkeley Lab’s Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute, which…

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Susan Hubbard and Margaret Torn Honored as #AGU17 Fellows

About 80 EESA scientists are representing Berkeley Lab at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week in New Orleans. AGU’s annual fall meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world, with more than 24,000 attendees. For the first time in several years, the meeting is being held away…

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Meet Your Postdoc: Floriana Petrone

Structural engineer Floriana Petrone was one of four EESA postdocs to address the Meet your Postdoc session on Thursday, November 16, a brown-bag lunch series designed to acquaint senior scientists with EESA postdocs and their significant contributions to Berkeley Lab. After completing her undergraduate studies in Construction Engineering, Floriana received her Ph.D. in Structural Engineering…

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EESA Expertise Recognized with R&D100 Awards for CrunchFlow Technology, NRAP Toolset

A powerful software package that simulates how chemical reactions occur and change as fluids travel underground was developed by Berkeley Lab’s Carl Steefel with Sergi Molins-Rafa (co-developer), and co-developer Jennifer Druhan from the University of Illinois Champaign. CrunchFlow has been honored with a prestigious R&D100 Award from the scientific and engineering magazine, R&D Magazine. It…

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Team Gathered for Annual Meeting of Watershed Function Project

  The Watershed Function Project held an annual retreat on November 9th, which included over 80 team members and collaborators assembled from 14 institutions. Through fast-paced presentations and breakout sessions, and with a focus on the East River Watershed in the Upper Colorado River Basin, the team discussed new insights about how mountainous watersheds respond…

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Seawater Chemistry May Have Influenced the Exchange of Elements Between Oceans and Earth throughout History

New research from scientists within the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area at Berkeley Lab and others at UC Berkeley indicates that changes in the composition of seawater during the past 500 million years may have previously unrecognized effects on the composition of hydrothermal fluids flowing back into the oceans throughout millions of years. scientists may have previously overestimated the amount of weathering and erosion – the removal of material from land – needed from rivers to change the ocean’s composition over geologic time.

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Mack Kennedy Receives GRCs’ Geothermal Special Achievement Award

Mack Kennedy received the Geothermal Special Achievement Award from the Geothermal Resource Council, one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations, during its 41st Annual Meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kennedy was recognized for his outstanding contributions and dedication to developing the science and engineering needed for enhanced geothermal systems.

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