Urban Geophone Array Offers New Look at Los Angeles Basin

1 August 2018–Using an array of coffee-can sized geophones deployed for about a month in backyards, golf courses and public parks, researchers collected enough data to allow them to map the depth and shape of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino sedimentary basins of Los Angeles, California. Seismologists think these … Continue Reading »

Why (and how) early career scientists should organize a technical session at SSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Organizing a technical session might seem daunting, but there’s a lot that early-career scientists can gain from the experience. Here’s some advice on why – and how – you should consider organizing a session for SSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Learn and network The two main benefits of organizing a technical … Continue Reading »

At Work: Adam Pascale

Say the word “seismograph,” and many minds go directly to the image of a machine scribbling out ink lines to trace the shaking of an earthquake. Seismology has always been a profession especially known for its tools, even though the field has moved far from the stylus and drum recorder. … Continue Reading »

At Work: Annemarie Baltay

21 June 2018–U.S. Geological Survey Research Geophysicist Annemarie Baltay recognized the importance of mathematics and the natural world at an early age. To keep her entertained in the car, her father would write math problems in a notebook for her to figure out. She also had a collection of rocks … Continue Reading »