Ground Truth Trekking

Sand dike

This sand-filled crack shows that saturated sediment once shot upward through sand, gravel, and peat to erupt onto the surface of the earth - something often associated with strong earthquake shaking.

This sand-filled crack shows that saturated sediment once shot upward through sand, gravel, and peat to erupt onto the surface of the earth - something often associated with strong earthquake shaking.

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Research Reports

In addition to our issue articles, our essays, and our journeys, Ground Truth Trekking also performs some original research, both field-based and data analysis.

Alaska Coal Resource: Potential for Future Development (2013)

An article describing how the massive coal resource in Alaska compares to the rest of the world, and what would happen if this coal was aggressively developed for export to the Pacific Rim.

Preliminary Field Report: Liquefaction and deformation near Lake Iliamna may be evidence of recent earthquakes on the Lake Clark Fault (2012)

A report describing our findings which suggest relatively recent seismic activity in the Lake Iliamna region.

Preliminary Discussion of the Hazards of Lahar-Induced Oil Spills at the Drift River Marine Terminal, Cook Inlet, Alaska (2012)

This report analyzes the risk that volcanic mudflows (lahars) could knock out the Drift River oil storage terminal in Cook Inlet.

Coal power is not cheap power - An analysis of generation type and electricity prices in the United States (2011)

This report examines the relationship between generation types and electricity prices using data from 1990-2009.  We also discuss the changing capital costs of new generation facilities and the concept of "external costs".

Fieldwork and data analysis relating to seismic hazards in the Lake Iliamna region (site of the proposed Pebble Mine) (2009-2013)

This page lists all of our work (field studies, reports, data analysis, critiques) related to seismic hazards in this area.