Nic Kinsman is a pilot and a PhD candidate in geology at University of California Santa Cruz, studying coastal behavior. With her flying abilities she is able to capture events (waves, dunes, marine terraces, beach, cliff erosion, fault activity and global influences) on our northern CA coast. She uses her personal, bird’s eye view to add to satellite imagery and bring a greater understanding of our symbiotic relation with our ocean neighbor. Great presentation about Northern California coastal geology that can been seen from the air. These are some web resources she provided.
- www.pajarowatershed.com – aerial tour of the river behind “the river and the freeway”
- www.californiacoastline.org – Gabrielle Adelman’s (MB99s) coastal records project
- Michael Collier Series (books): Over the Rivers, Over the Coasts, Over the Mountains & A Land in Motion: California’s San Andreas Fault
- www.usgs.gov and www.noaa.gov – great up-to-date projects and science from around the country
- www.conservation.ca.gov/CGS/Pages/Index.aspx – California Geological Survey