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Science and Society
8 April 2024

GPS data capturing eclipse phenomena in ionosphere

The passing shadow of the eclipse creates a natural experiment, suddenly reducing solar energy to an isolated area of the ionosphere.

Science and Society
4 April 2024

Sensing potentially tsunamigenic Alaskan landslides resulting from retreating glaciers

As the world warms, glaciers retreat, leaving behind over-steepened slopes that are prone to landslides. In places like coastal Alaska, landslides that slip into the ocean can spell disaster.

Science and Society
1 April 2024

Sea level rise, Earth’s variable rotation, and a new leap second problem

A new study tries to disentangle the factors affecting Earth’s rotation—and finds that we may have a technical problem our on our hands in the next few years.

13 March 2024

Deprecation of the Version 1 Nominal Response Library (NRL) and PDCC

Version 1 of the Nominal Response Library (NRL) will be deprecated on May 31, replaced by version 2.

Science and Society
12 March 2024

Infrasound in Idaho’s mountains come from waterfalls, thunderstorms, and earthquakes

Scientists demonstrate how an array of many infrasound sensors can hear waterfalls, thunderstorms, and earthquakes (yes, the latter makes noise, too).

7 March 2024

New GNSS offering—and licensing details for commercial use

Starting on May 1, 2024, we will be allowing access to a dedicated NTRIP caster delivering low-latency RTCM positions and MSM messages using multi-constellation GNSS observations.

27 February 2024

Cloud computing, data access, software questions… ask the Data Help Desk!

The Data Help Desk is a robust support platform that we hope will provide a streamlined access point for all the different questions about data collection, discovery, access, and delivery.

21 February 2024

Retirement of the email-based BREQ_FAST service

The BREQ_FAST request mechanism is being retired and will stop being supported by the EarthScope data management platform sometime between June 2024 and the end of the year.

Science and Society
19 February 2024

Nuclear explosion monitoring gets a new dataset

In order to monitor compliance with the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the CTBTO is developing ways to verify nuclear explosions. A new benchmark dataset based on (non-nuclear) experiments is one example.