Dr. Gary Carver. Former faculty member, Geology Department, HSU has
made extensive observations on the Humboldt Bay, nearby rivers, and beach
systems concerning the dynamics and potential physical changes by major
seismic events, and is a proponent of the mega-thrust concept of seismic events.
Dr. Carver conducted early work in Humboldt Bay and environs to define the
location of the Humboldt Bay Entrance Fault and other local faults in the
Humboldt County area. He was instrumental in helping the county of Humboldt
establish its first seismic safety committee and emergency services coordination
effort with the help of Donald C. Tuttle, Assistant Public Works Director, DPW,
the then Natural Resources Division Director, DPW.
Dr. Kenneth Alto. Geology Department, HSU has made it a life's work to
understand and interpret the Franciscan Formation that underlies the entire
coastline of northern California. He is an expert in geological processes
concerned with bluff erosion in this formation.
Dr. John Turner. Geography Department, HSU, has done an extensive
amount of research on the Mad River and its historical and present-day flood
flow patterns especially through the pastures and fields north of the city of Arcata
(the Arcata Bottoms).
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