2019-07-11Wait, I could do geophysics—physics and math—and go outside?! That's the perfect combination.
2019-02-14The USArray has operated for over 15 years as a community science facility designed to address EarthScope’s goal of understanding the structure and evolution of the North American continent.
2018-09-04EarthScope data is changing our views of this billion-year-old feature
2018-05-24Science Educators Gather in Anchorage to Learn about Teaching and Preparing for Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes in Alaska
2018-05-02Completing a Cross-Country Dataset of Magnetotelluric Observations
2018-03-06Humans of EarthScope: "The stuff we’re researching is fundamental to how the whole planet functions."
2018-01-28New Alaska data reaches beyond earthquakes
2017-10-12In every InSights issue, ESNO features two of the dozens of tools, modules, and activities that utilize EarthScope data to benefit a wide variety of users (K–12, university educators, informal programs like museums or after-school programs).
Elliot Wilson of Pioneer Earthworks operates the drill at Alaska Transportable Array station D27M. Photo by Max Enders, IRIS.
2017-10-11As the science writing intern for the EarthScope National Office, field work is not generally a part of my job.
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2017-07-26How EarthScope’s infrasound and seismic capabilities monitor evolving volcanic eruptions
by Andy Frassetto and Kasey Aderhold, IRIS - NSF # SAGE: 1261681, MRI-R2: 0960275 | Summer 2017
Observations of infrasonic signals have…
2017-06-16A culmination of 15 years of expansive geoscience research
2017-05-05How EarthScope data help reveal the roots of anomalous seismic zones in the southeastern U.S.
2017-05-05A new online course connects teachers across Alaska to real-time seismic data
2017-02-01In every InSights issue, ESNO features two of the dozens of tools, modules, and activities that utilize EarthScope data to benefit a wide variety of users (K–12, university educators, informal programs like museums or after-school programs)
By Sue Mitchell - University of Alaska Fairbanks Press Release - January 17, 2017 (http://news.uaf.edu/hearing-a-volcanic-plume/)
A study of relationships between seismic signals and sound
2016-10-23For every InSights issue, we feature two of the dozens of tools, modules, and activities that utilize EarthScope data to benefit a wide variety of users. We intend to reach K–12 and university educators, as well as informal programs like museums.
2016-09-20Magnetic storms, triggered by the interaction of the solar wind with Earth’s magnetosphere, not only produce our aurora light shows, but can also induce electric fields in our planet’s subsurface.
2016-09-19Constraints from Shear-wave Splitting Analysis
Science Nugget - By Charles Langston (University of Memphis), Christine Powell (University of Memphis), Steve Horton (University of Memphis), Heather Deshon (Southern Methodist…,
By Justin Sweet - Winter 2016
Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories are not known as hospitable land. This sub-arctic region, home to the Mackenzie Mountains project, presented
By Andy Frassetto, IRIS - Spring 2015
In the fall of 2003, before EarthScope began, approximately 200 modern broadband seismic stations operated across the contiguous United States,
By Brandon Schmandt, University of New Mexico and Fan-Chi Lin, University of Utah - Spring 2015
One of the major observational components of the EarthScope program is the…
By Perle Dorr, IRIS - Summer 2014
Since the completion of the Transportable Array in the Lower 48 during fall 2013, USArray has focused on the creation of the Central and Eastern US
By Megan Anderson (CC), Kate Miller (TAMU), Susan Beck (UA), and Margarete Jadamec (UH) - Fall 2014
The structural dissimilarity between basement-involved arches and thin…
By Perle Dorr, IRIS - Spring 2014
The National Science Foundation is funding the creation of a Central and Eastern US Network (CEUSN) for the purpose of obtaining long-…
North Texas Earthquake Study Group, Southern Methodist University - Spring 2014
There is currently public, scientific, and policy concern regarding the recent increased…
By ESNO - Winter 2014
Geology might not be the first thing that comes to mind if you heard the names SESAME, CAFÉ, SUGAR, and OIINK, but these are just a few examples of…
By Maureen Long and Vadim Levin - Winter 2014
On October 1st 2013 the seismic and magnetotelluric observatory network USArray, which is a key element of the EarthScope…
By IRIS - Fall 2013
Ten years ago, the construction of USArray observatories officially began. This followed numerous community meetings, countless hours of meticulous…
Trevor Bollmann, Emily Wolin, Suzan van der Lee, and the SPREE Team - Summer 2013
Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Minnesota…
Terry Pavlis, UTEP - Spring 2013
On February 19 and 20 approximately 50 geoscientists met at the Pacific Geoscience Center in Sydney, British Columbia, to discuss…
By Manochehr Bahavar and Chad Trabant - Summer 2013
Diverse natural and man-made acoustic sources such as large explosions, rocket launches, and meteorites can act as…
By Perle Dorr, IRIS
With operating stations blanketing the southeastern states, the Transportable Array is on target to complete its journey across the contiguous US and…
By Catherine D. de Groot-Hedlin and Michael Hedlin - Spring 2013
The large meteorite that entered Earth's atmosphere above Chelyabinsk, Russia last month drew attention…
By IRIS - Winter 2013
The USArray’s Transportable Array (TA) seismometers and barometers have documented ground motion and atmospheric pressure changes due to Hurricane…
By Dr.Hersh Gilbert - Fall 2012
Do high mountains possess thick roots of low-density crust that keep them a"oat in the denser mantle, or do zones of low-density mantle…
By Meghan Berg - Spring 2012
On August 23, 2011, the Mw 5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake rocked the east coast of the U.S. While moderate in comparison to recent mega-…
The Transportable Array (TA) continues to roll eastward across the US. Having crossed the Mississippi River in March 2011, the TA will…
2011-08-16In its July 2011 issue, Popular Science ranked EarthScope the “most epic” big science project because of its ambitious scope: Exploration of the deep geologic structure and evolution of an entire continent.
2010-03-22As the USArray Transportable Array marches eastward, seismic images are providing ever more detailed insight into present day structures of the crust and mantle beneath North America. But how old are these structures and what do they tell us about the geo