EarthScope Science

We use telescopes to observe things that are far away. We use microscopes to glimpse things that are very tiny. And now we can use EarthScope to peer inside of the earth!

EarthScope is an ambitious, multifaceted program to investigate the structure, dynamics, and history of the North American continent. The complexity of geologic processes requires contributions from investigators across the Earth sciences, working both as individuals and as members of multidisciplinary collaborative teams. The EarthScope program initiatives are outlined in the 2010-2020 EarthScope Science Plan.

EarthScope is funded by the National Science Foundation.

December 2014
Map of USArray locations.

Related Highlights

EarthScope Scientists Identify New Seismic Zone Near Illinois-Missouri Border

EarthScope Scientists Identify New Seismic Zone Near Illinois-Missouri Border

USArray Stories from the Field

USArray Stories from the Field

EarthScope Scientists Find Evidence for “Deep Water”

EarthScope Scientists Find Evidence for “Deep Water”