Science Nuggets: Mapping Earth Science Mysteries

We are regularly adding new projects to the map, be sure to check for updates. If you are using EarthScope data or have an EarthScope grant, put your research on the map: send us your project information today here.


This interactive map features research and education projects based on data from thousands of seismic, GPS, and other geophysical instruments deployed across the U.S between 2003 and 2018. These summaries highlight the breadth of research supported by the EarthScope program to explore the structure and evolution of the North American continent.

How Does it Work?
Each point on the map represents a project profile.
Select one or more topics in the “Filter Results” box to view relevant projects. "Large-scale Projects" cover 4 or more states; the project summary describes the geographic range.
If you want to dig deeper, click the “Science” tab next to "Summary" for a more detailed scientific account, researcher names, grant information, links to references, and more.


Project Coordinator: Maïté Agopian, EarthScope National Office
Science Writer/Editor: Beth Grassi, EarthScope National Office
Editor: Elisabeth Nadin, EarthScope National Office
Science Writers: Sara Tewksbury, Sarah Derouin
Graphic Design: Jen Gunderson, 590 Design
Web Design: Research Computing Systems, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute

Published by the EarthScope National Office, University of Alaska Fairbanks [2018]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds EarthScope. EarthScope is constructed, operated, and maintained in alliance with UNAVCO, the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), and is conducted in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as well as other organizations. Several international organizations also contribute to the initiative.


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