Utilizing a newly created high-resolution geodynamic model, geophysicist and director of the Seismological Laboratory Michael Gurnis and a collaborative team of scientists have investigated Australia’s northward drift away from Antarctica and determined how this drift impacted the unusual sea-level history of Australia as compared to the rest of the world.
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Professor of Engineering Seismology Tom Heaton provides insight into the status of an earthquake early-warning system for California and the United States and discusses what it would take—fiscally and technically—to implement such a system.
The latest faculty to join the ranks as assistant professors in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences spend a lot of time gazing toward the heavens. Bethany Ehlmann has been working on understanding environmental conditions early in Mars's history, while Heather Knutson focuses on characterizing the properties of the planets that orbit stars other than our sun.
Hurricane Irene was a significant event on Earth this past week, but it pales next to storms on our solar system's gas giants. Planetary scientist Andy Ingersoll describes some of the chaotic storms that can be seen in space.
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Seismic analyst Anthony Guarino explains that the energy produced by the 4.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Southern California on Thursday was about 178 times less than the energy produced by last week's East Coast quake.