Science Nuggets

Call for Science Nuggets: Put Your Research on the Map!

To scientists using EarthScope data for an EarthScope-funded project:

The EarthScope National Office is highlighting the scientific achievements of the EarthScope program. We intend the compilation, Science Nuggets, to include catchy, short, non-technical and visually pleasing one-page highlights of your research results.

You have likely already gathered the information we seek for another progress report, for NSF, or for the facility that supported your project. We ask that you supply to the EarthScope National Office the following information so that we can keep track of the multiple achievements of this large NSF-funded program. We will share the information with the scientific community and the public through our website, social media, and other outreach venues. Your scientific version, as well as its translated version, will be available on our article pages (under Science Nuggets tab) first, and soon will be integrated into an interactive map (see the video of the test version below). 

You are welcome to provide us with more than one Science Nugget per project. The Office will format each entry for consistency before sharing them. If you have already submitted a summary of your work, just send us that!

Creeps and starts on the San Andreas fault near San Juan Bautista By Roland Burgmann, Taka'aki Taira, and Robert M. Nadeau (Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley)

By road, boat, plane and helicopter: Creating a remote seismic measurement network By Carl Tape, Douglas Christensen, and Kyle Smith (University of Alaska Fairbanks); Melissa M. Moore-Driskell (University of North Alabama); Justin Sweet (IRIS)

Probing volcanic systems with Bayesian inversion using physics-based models By Paul Segall, Ying-Qi Wong (Stanford University); Kyle Anderson (USGS)

Recent Craton Growth by Under-accreting an Ocean Plateau Beneath Wyoming By Eugene Humphreys (University of Oregon Eugene) and Robert van der Hilst (MIT)

Crustal Strength Profiles Across the Brittle-Ductile Transition By John Platt (University of Southern California) and W. M. Behr (University of Texas Austin)

The Vertical Fingerprint of Earthquake Cycle Loading in Southern California By Bridget Smith-Konter (University of Hawaii at Manoa), David Sandwell (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Xiaopeng Tong (University of Washington), Samuel Howell (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Neil Frazer (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Locked, Loaded and Looming? By Bridget Smith-Konter (University of Hawaii at Manoa), David Sandwell (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Xiaopeng Tong (University of Washington)

Mantle Anisotropic Structure and Dynamics Beneath the Western United States By Kelly Liu (Missouri University of Science and Technology), Stephen S. Gao (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Hot, Wet Mantle Below the New Madrid Seismic Zone By Charles Langston (University of Memphis), Christine Powell (University of Memphis), Steve Horton (University of Memphis), Heather Deshon (Southern Methodist University), Charles Ammon (Pennsylvania State University), Robert Herrman (Saint Louis University)

Lights, Cameras, Action! By Lois McLean (Storyline); Carla McAuliffe, Erin Bardar (Technical Education Research Centers (TERC))

Imaging of Slow Fault Movements with Microearthquakes By Taka'aki Taira (Berkeley Seismological Laboratory), Roland Bürgmann (Berkeley Seismological Laboratory), Robert M. Nadeau (Berkeley Seismological Laboratory), Douglas S. Dreger (Berkeley Seismological Laboratory)

Uppermost mantle seismic velocity structure beneath USArray By Jeanine Buehler (University of California San Diego) and Peter Shearer (University of California San Diego)

Please use the online form below to submit your Science Nugget;
if you are submitting more than one Nugget, please fill out a separate form for each.

If you have questions, please contact Beth Grassi at (907) 474-7094 or bagrassi (at)