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7 June 2023

EarthScope student internships kick off with orientation weeks in Boulder and Socorro

This summer, 32 students from colleges and universities across the country are participating in EarthScope’s four summer internship programs, which kicked off with orientation weeks in Boulder and Socorro.

Science and Society
11 May 2023

From crust to core: how subduction relates to ultralow velocity zones

Ultralow velocity zones are among the strangest structures inside Earth and their origins have been debated for decades—including a new paper in Science Advances.

8 May 2023

2023 GNSS Interferometric Reflectometry Short Course Concludes

The 2023 GNSS Interferometric Reflectometry Short Course, co-sponsored by EarthScope Consortium and the the Collaborative Research Center 1502 DETECT, University of Bonn, was held last week. GNSS Interferometric Reflectometry (GNSS-IR) uses data from GNSS sites to measure changing conditions such as snow depth, soil moisture, and water levels around a GNSS antenna.

20 April 2023

New engineering effort looks to develop a common sensor platform

For EarthScope Consortium’s instrumentation staff, the merger of IRIS and UNAVCO isn’t just about the people. The instruments themselves now have more opportunities to team up, too.

27 January 2023

Piloting fees for commercial use of positioning and correction data

We believe there is an opportunity to further our science support mission and to ensure we can better meet the needs of commercial users by piloting the implementation of fees for commercial use of real-time data.

Science and Society
29 December 2022

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai’s blast felt ‘round the world

On Jan. 15, 2022, one of the past century’s most violent eruptions occurred, providing scientists the opportunity to explore aspects of relatively rare, but terribly violent, volcanic blasts that occur under the ocean.

8 November 2022

Reception at AGU Fall Meeting 2022

Save the date for the EarthScope reception at AGU!

Science and Society
24 October 2022

Clocking a speeding glacier reveals the fate of a disappearing lake

The metaphor of a “slippery slope” is often invoked for things that might quickly get out of control, but in glaciology these words can be applied more literally. In a warming world, we want to know how quickly ice sheets can melt and raise sea level.

Science and Society
11 October 2022

Scientists spy salty groundwater system beneath Antarctic ice stream

Antarctica’s ice sheets are on the move, with the solid ice flowing toward the surrounding oceans. This exodus toward the coasts, explains Paul Winberry, a seismologist at Central Washington University, is enabled by fast moving ice streams—regions where liquid water located at the interface between the ice and underlying subsurface facilitates an ice sheet’s seaward slide.