Getty-ing out and about

Getty-ing out and about

I can honestly say that every day of work this summer has been completely different from the one before. What time I need to come in to work and what days of the week I have off has been different week to week let alone the tasks I do once I arrive. In my free time, instead of crashing I’ve tried my hardest to navigate public transport and walking in the midday heat to see other art sights and venues around LA. Here I discuss the ones I would make a priority on someone’s LA sightseeing list. It’s not all museums!

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Back to the island! Sharing data in paradise

Crawling through traffic on the George Washington Bridge in the Bronx was a lot less stressful last week without the ~5 tons of geological equipment we towed behind our vehicle in June. My advisor’s PhD student, two other undergraduates from our lab, and I rode north last week to join colleagues from an interdisciplinary project. As we drove north we crossed major East Coast rivers and coastal systems including the Potomac River, Susquehanna River, Delaware River, Hudson River, Connecticut River, and the Merrimack River (part of my field site!). Each of these rivers carries varying amounts of sediment either suspended in the water column or carried as bed load. Slowly, but surely, these rivers deposit this sediment at the coastline where it contributes to existing coastal features such as barrier islands, marshes, or tidal flats.

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