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Dr. Jackson Crews
Assistant Research Professor, Hydrology

Since joining DRI in 2010 I’ve had the opportunity to investigate remote seismic triggering, vortex formation, suspended dust, soil, thermal convection, the rain-snow transition, near-surface geophysical techniques, and the formation and growth of champagne bubbles. Right now I am especially excited about a suite of custom built radio-frequency and acoustic devices, techniques and measurements that my colleagues and I are developing to support our clients’ needs. My background is in high energy particle physics and field theory. I taught college and high school math, physics, and chemistry courses for four years and I now teach GEOL 783 (Groundwater Hydraulics) at the University of Nevada Reno as a member of the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences faculty.

Keywords

Radio-frequency, Seismo-Acoustics, Hydrogeology, Geophysics, Subsurface Characterization, Flow and Transport, Groundwater, Laboratory Experiments, Mathematical Modeling, Field Theory

 

Publications
2019
Crews, J. B., Page, D. J., Rybarski, S. C., Hartshorn, E. J., Weir, W. B., Sabol, D. E., Lyles, B. F., Healey, J. M., Hausner, M. B., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Enhanced Soil Electromagnetic Parameter Acquisition Using the Open Hull Dual Aperture Measurement Network (OHDAMN), 58 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
Crews, J. B., Page, D. J., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Initial Results of Laboratory and Field Evaluation of a Radio-Frequency (RF) Instrument for Measuring Mass-Particle Concentration in Dust Clouds in Support of DVE Test Operations at YPG, 22 p., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
Crews, J. B., Page, D. J., Rybarski, S. C., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Soil Electromagnetic Parameter Acquisition Using the Open Hull Dual Aperture Measurement Network (OHDAMN), 9 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
Hausner, M. B., McDonald, E. V., Crews, J. B., Hartshorn, E. J., Minatre, K. L., Page, D. J., Rybarski, S. C., Sabol, D. E., Sion, B., Weir, W. B. (2019). Intra?Site Soil Variability on the Yuma Proving Ground Countermine Site, 43 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
2017
Harpold, A. A., Rajagopal, S., Crews, J. B., Winchell, T., Schumer, R. (2017). Relative Humidity Has Uneven Effects on Shifts from Snow to Rain Over the Western US, Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (19), 9742-9750, 10.1002/2017GL075046
2016
Lutz, A. D., Crews, J. B., Pearson, C., Apambire, W. B. (2016). Final Report to Water4, July 6, 2016
2014
Cooper, C. A., Crews, J. B., Schumer, R., Breitmeyer, R. J., Voepel, H. E., Decker, D. L. (2014). Experimental investigation of transient thermal convection in porous media, Transport in Porous Media, 104 (2), 335-347, 10.1007/s11242-014-0337-0
Crews, J. B., Cooper, C. A. (2014). Experimental evidence for seismically initiated gas bubble nucleation and growth in groundwater as a mechanism for co-seismic borehole water level rise and remotely triggered seismicity, Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 119, 10.1002/2014JBO11398
Crews, J. B., Cooper, C. A. (2014). Transient pore pressure response to confining stress excursions in Berea sandstone flooded with an aqueous solution of CO2, Water Resources Research, 50, 4775-4786, 10.1002/2014WR015305
2005
Rogers, P. H., Michel, E., Bauer, C. A., Vanderet, S., Hanson, D., Roberts, B. K., Calvez, A., Crews, J. B., Lau, K. O., Wood, A., Pine, D. J., Schwartz, P. V. (2005). Selective, Controllable, and Reversible Aggredation of Polystyrene Microspheres via DNA Hybridization, Langmuir, 5562-5569
Conference Proceedings
2016
Agnan, Y., Crews, J. B., Hedge, C. L., Pearson, C., Hoberg, J. R., Obrist, D. (2016). Canopy Influence on Metal Dynamics in Snowfall, Snowpack, and Snowmelt, 18th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET 2016): Ghent, Belgium, September 12, 2016-September 15, 2016
Pohll, G. M., Schumer, R., Rybarski, S. C., Crews, J. B., Pearson, C. (2016). Assessment of Drought Resiliency in Rural Northern Nevada, Presented to Nevada Division of Emergency Management: Carson City, NV, April 25, 2016
Crews, J. B., Harpold, A., Rajagopal, S., Schumer, R., Petersky, R., Winchell, T. (2016). Humidity affects shifts from snow to rain in the Western U.S., AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, H23F-1645
Harpold, A., Crews, J. B., Rajagopal, S., Schumer, R. (2016). Regional Buffering of Changes From Snow To Rain by Humidity Regimes Under Climate Warming in the Western U.S., Western Snow Conference: Seattle
Longley, P., Harpold, A., Flint, A., Rajagopal, S., Crews, J. B. (2016). CHANGES FROM SNOW TO RAIN CAN INCREASE OR DECREASE STREAMFLOW AND GROUNDWATER RECHARGE DEPENDING ON LOCAL CLIMATE AND SOILS, Mountain Climate Conference: Leavenworth
2015
Schumer, R., Crews, J. B. (2015). Groundwater flow speed measurement using an electrolyte antenna, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015, H13E-1583
Crews, J. B. (2015). Carbon Dioxide Gas Bubble Growth in Groundwater: A Mechanism for Remote Earthquake Triggering [invited talk], USGS National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Seminar Series: Menlo Park, CA, June 10, 2015
2014
Crews, J. B., Cooper, C. A. (2014). Experimental Investigation of Remote Seismic Triggering by Gas Bubble Growth in Groundwater, S51A-4396, American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, California, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014
2012
Crews, J. B., Cooper, C. A. (2012). Bubble nucleation in groundwater triggered by seismic stimulation: A laboratory study, 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium: Chicago, Il
2011
Crews, J. B., Cooper, C. A. (2011). Seismically Driven Outgassing of CO2 from Water in Laboratory Porous Media, H51G-1266, American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, California, December 5, 2011-December 9, 2011
Other
2014
Crews, J. B. (2014). Seismically Initiated Carbon Dioxide Gas Bubble Growth in Groundwater: A Mechanism for Co-seismic Borehole Water Level Rise and Remotely Triggered Secondary Seismicity, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Nevada Reno, 124, 3626046, ProQuest

2007
Crews, J. B. (2007). This isn’t your grandmother’s mass spectrometer

Crews, J. B. (2007). Land trade secures site of future UA bioscience park