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Core Spins Faster Than Earth, Scientists Find
...s in some directions and creates a "fast track"for seismic
waves in a near north-south direction. More recent...their discovery. Dr. Songand Dr. Richards studied seismic
waves from 38 earthquakes thatoccurred between 1967 and 1995 near the South Sandwich Islandsat the b...
Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation
...he ocean's ambient sounds, such as wind and waves, seismic
activity and animals, including the humpbacks the...ze vocalizations of animals of all kinds, but also seismic
events, including underwater earthquakes as well as tornadoes and even heart EKGs. "Whales are indi...
Press Events At Spring Meeting
...ston College's Weston Observatory, willdiscuss the seismic
threat to the Boston area. San Francisco may be betterequipped to survive a strong quake than Boston, whose building codes have notemphasized this threat and which lies on large patches of filled land. How greatis the actual risk? Dr. Ebel will discu...
NSF-Supported New Scientists And Engineers Receive Presidential Award
...For excellence in mitigatingstructural damage from seismic
events using semi-active control systems, andproviding hands-on experiences for graduate, undergraduate and K-12 students. Julie Anne Jacko, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. For innovations in matchingpartially sighted computer users with hardware/softwa...
Magnetic Fluids More Complex Than Previously Thought
... engineerswho think MR fluids might make effective seismic
shock absorbers for largebuildings. In the future, they also may play an important role in the"chemistry laboratory on a chip" systems currently under development. But before such microfluidic applications can be designed, researchers needmore inform...
Concorde to blame for missing pigeons?
...essure on the seabed, making the land shake. These seismic
shivers radiate infrasound up into the air. According to Hagstrum, steep hillsides reflect the sound waves horizontally, forming unique infrasound beacons whose signals can travel for hundreds of kilometres, similar to the homing range of birds. Hag...
Manatees saved by ONR-supported technology
...g, nondestructive testing, medical ultrasound, and seismic
exploration. A demonstration of the newest, second-generation Manatee Protection System is planned for today, Mar. 24, at the Port Canaveral locks. A swimmer or towed target will go through the locks as they are closing to demonstration how the syst...
Spring meeting press conferences
...archers (e.g., telecommunications, urban planning, seismic
tools). After a review of the past half century by several speakers, NSF's new Associate Director for Geosciences, Margaret Leinen, will look at the organization's future directions. (Session U42C) FRIDAY, JUNE 2 5:30 PM Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth ...
Seafloor off Mid-Atlantic coast highly charged with gas
...e apparent vigor of the "blowout" process. "Our seismic
data show that gas is pervasive in and around the blow-outs," Goff said. "Gas has a characteristic signal, which commonly shows up as a bright, high-amplitude reflection that obscures any deeper signals." "These are exciting findings," said Mike P...
Reefs and atolls of the Australian outback
...Usually we can only interpret such structures from seismic
imaging or a few drill hole intersections."...
October Geology and GSA Today highlights
...l. Although the section of the OttawaSt. Lawrence seismic
zone near Ottawa, Canada, is relatively quiet currently, new geological and radiocarbon evidence suggests that in the past this area may have been the site of two of the most geologically destructive earthquakes in eastern Canada. About 7060 years B....
Geological Society of America: Annual Meeting 2000
...University of Virginia, Assessing the behavior and seismic
hazard of complex thrust and strike-slip faulting along the northern front of the San Bernardino Mountains, southern California. T. H. Dixon, Univ. of Miami, Present-day slip rates for the Aqua Blanca and San Miguel-Vallecitos faults in northern Baj...
November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY highlights
...n of earthquakes, for example in the Intermountain seismic
zone near Salt Lake City? The authors conclude the... types of data are essential for developing better seismic
risk assessments and linking the time tables of seismic
shocks to the longer term geologic record, a...
February media highlights: Geology and GSA today
...on trigger intraplate seismicity in the New Madrid seismic
zone? Balz Grollimund and Mark D. Zoback In our a... last couple of thousand years. For the purpose of seismic
hazard assessment it is important to understand the mechanisms that are responsible for triggering t...
Speaking of sperm whales
...ehaviorally by the noise of off-shore drilling and seismic
surveys. Lead by the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service, the ecology of the entire Gulf is being studied to assess the noise problem. "This is logistically challenging," says Dr. Bob Gisiner, ONR's marine mammal expert, "But it...
Elephants pick up good vibrations - through their feet
... stomping and low-frequency rumbling also generate seismic
waves in the ground that can travel nearly 20 mile...dings played through the ground, so they installed seismic
transmitters at a tourist facility in Zimbabwe where eight trained, young elephants were housed. The...
Whales drawn to waters off Mississippi River Delta
...noise pollution, which comes from boat traffic and seismic
activity that is used to search for oil....
August media highlights GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
...here excess water under high pressure resides. Low seismic
wave speeds and high electrical conductivity are the principal data presented as evidence. The source of the fluid is thought to be water released by greywacke-schist rocks as they are carried to great depth and thus squeezed in the collision zone. W...
Cal-(IT)2 adds new industrial partner SGI
...e real-time monitoring and visualization of active seismic
signals gathered over a wireless network. Now t...nment for analyzing satellite imagery, topography, seismic
hazards, bridge structures under stress, and other three-dimensional data sets. Scripps will use thi...
U.S. and EC officials sign agreement to foster scientific collaboration
...of climate research, marinescience and technology, seismic
risk and hazards reduction,Arctic research and environmental biology. The signing ceremonytook place at a meeting of NSF's Advisory Committee forEnvironmental Research and Education. Margaret Leinen, NSF'sassistant director for geosciences, and Chr...
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