Category Archives: Geology

Drones Help Predict Next Volcanic Eruption

Scientists in Iceland are turning to new technologies to help them predict the next major volcanic eruption there. Katla is one of the country’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Researchers are watching it very closely because it has the potential to be more damaging than the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which brought Europe to a standstill in 2010. Continue reading

Aerial Survey of California Gold Rush Town

BODIE MONARCH 1000x600Monarch, Inc completed the first stage of a project this week to aerially survey and 3D map the 19th-century ghost mining town of Bodie, California. Part of the California State Parks system, Bodie is an original California Gold Rush town. In its heyday during the 1880s, Bodie was a vibrant and volatile gem of the Wild West, and is now kept in a state of ‘arrested decay’.

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