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New (Returning) Employee: Eric Thompson


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Eric Thompson makes waves in Anchorage, Alaska. During a liquefaction study in Alaska last September, Eric operated a tamper to create surface waves that were detected and analyzed with spectral-analysis-of-surface-wave (SASW) equipment.
Remember this face? That's right, Eric Thompson has returned to the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program in Menlo Park. Eric is a junior transfer from Colorado School of Mines with a strong interest in engineering geology. He will begin classes at University of California, Santa Cruz in September. This is Eric's second summer (brave man!) working for Walter Barnhardt and Rob Kayen on issues pertaining to earthquakes and ground failure in the Pacific Northwest. He will spend two weeks vibracoring on the Nisqually River delta, epicenter of the February 28th, 2001, earthquake in Washington (see related article in this issue: Mapping Southern Puget Sound Delta Fronts After the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake). Eric's other tasks are to compile and analyze geotechnical data from the region to help predict liquefaction and landslides during large earthquakes.


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Geologic Discipline EMAC

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