A busy scene at the installation of a seismic station at Kalo Primary School, Malawi. Outside of installing the actual seismic sensor, the most complex part of installing these stations is securing the GPS clock and solar panel to the roof as can be seen on the left hand side of the image. Thanks to grad student Natalie Accardo for the photo! Visit the State of the Planet to learn more about this research.
The founding director of Lamont, Maurice “Doc” Ewing, reviews seismic data on the research vessel Atlantis during a 1948 expedition. Ewing led more than 50 research cruises during his career, wrote or cowrote over 300 scientific papers and trained more than 200 graduate students. He also developed and improved many techniques and instruments for collecting geological and geophysical data at sea.
A new novel by Lamont earthquake expert Chris Scholz was published last week. The protagonist of Stick-Slip is a retired earthquake expert who discovers that in less than a year, a huge earthquake will occur along the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia subduction zone. Described as a high-stakes thriller, we encourage science enthusiasts to check out this fun foray into fiction from the seismologist who brought us “The Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting.”
Congratulations and farewell to our cohort of undergraduate interns! Today the students wrapped up their 10 weeks at the Observatory by presenting their research to friends, family and the Lamont community. Students worked alongside our scientists in the lab and field, investigating a wide range of topics in Earth and ocean science, from how temperature has changed over the past 12,000 years in the high Arctic, to the ways in which future climate variability and change may impact water resources and ecosystems across western North America. Check out more photos from the day on our Facebook page.