Highlights

Participate in annual earthquake drill on Oct. 18
Individuals, businesses, schools, government agencies, and organizations are invited to participate in the annual central U.S. earthquake preparedness exercise at 10:18 a.m. on Oct. [...]
Geological clearinghouse data are useful to a wide variety of users
Historical aerial photos of Illinois, state climate and soil data, and interactive geologic maps are just a few of the offerings provided on the [...]
Jason Thomason, Brandon Curry, and David Grimley
Special paper highlights ISGS scientists’ research on glacial geology
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 6/08/18: The Geological Society of America (GSA) has published a special paper that includes highlights of past and curre [...]
ISGS preserves database of coal research
The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is the new long-term home for an extensive database of Illinois coal research.  [...]

ISGS in the News

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.

Source: Illinois News Bureau
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.

Source: The Chicago Tribune
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. 

Source: AGI Critical Issues
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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