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2010-09-14 18:35:25

Some disasters and crises are related to each other by more than just the common negative social value we assign to them. For example, earthquakes, homicide surges, magnetic storms, and the U.S. economic recession are all kindred of a sort, according to a theoretical framework presented in the journal CHAOS, which is published by the American Institute of Physics. The researchers who developed this framework contend that these four types of events share a precursory development pattern -- a...

2010-08-20 14:11:50

A better understanding of the ground beneath our feet will result from research by seismologists and Rapid"”a group of computer scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The Earth's structure controls how earthquakes travel and the damage they can cause. A clear picture of this structure would be extremely valuable to earthquake planners, but it requires the analysis of huge amounts of data. The Rapid team developed a system that performs the seismologists' data-crunching, and have...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven H. Davis has been named Executive Director of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing applied geophysics. Davis officially joined SEG on August 1. He succeeds Mary Fleming who retired on June 30 after serving as SEG's Executive Director since 2002. Davis has spent his entire career with professional, science-based associations. He most recently was Executive Director of...

2009-11-23 16:28:00

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The 79th Annual Meeting and International Exposition of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) was one of the most successful in recent years. Attendance was nearly 9,300, surpassing recent annual meeting delegate totals by nearly 1,000 delegates. The increasingly international nature of SEG's membership, now more than 32,000, was evidenced by delegates from 85 countries. The near sold-out exposition floor covered 375,000 square feet which...

2009-10-26 15:00:00

RICHARDSON, Texas, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) have formalized an agreement for intersociety cooperation to benefit their global membership through joint events, programs and services. "This is an exciting opportunity for both societies to build on an already strong relationship to enhance technical knowledge exchange globally that will benefit our members and serve the upstream oil and gas industry,"...

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2009-07-22 09:40:00

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute have researched the geology of the seabed in the Labrador Sea on board of the research vessel Maria S. Merian. They have studied the so-called Eirik Drift at the southern tip of Greenland, a structure of several hundred kilometres length formed like a ridge. They discovered a submarine mountain (seamount) at the south-western fringe of their area of investigation that indicates volcanic eruptions during the past few million years.The Eirik Drift...

2009-06-15 06:20:00

Site also adds convenient new browser toolbar plug-in WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Scitopia.org, the free, federated search portal created by leading science and engineering societies, has signed three new content partners, expanding its single-search access to include the digital libraries of the Association of Facilities Engineering (AFE), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST)....

2005-08-26 19:46:34

For the first time, scientists have produced images of the oceanic crust and found that the upper and lower layers of the crust are likely formed from different magma pools. The images begin to answer some lingering questions about where new ocean crust comes from and whether it is all formed the same way. Geophysicists Robert Detrick and Juan-Pablo Canales of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues used reflected seismic, or sound, waves to successfully image the structure...

2005-08-06 15:13:48

The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) reached a significant goal on Aug. 2 when scientists drilled into a seismically active section of the fault approximately two miles below the surface of the Earth. "This is a milestone for SAFOD," says Mark Zoback, a professor of geophysics at Stanford University. "For the first time, scientists have drilled directly into the San Andreas Fault Zone at a depth that will allow us to observe earthquakes up close for decades to come." Zoback is...

2005-06-29 19:26:46

A team of geophysicists at the University of Colorado at Boulder has developed a new technique to visualize the colliding rock bodies beneath the Himalaya with unprecedented detail, answering a number of questions about the world's highest mountains and providing a new tool for assessing earthquake hazards. The study, "Imaging the Indian Subcontinent Beneath the Himalaya" appears in the June 30 issue of the journal Nature. Anne Sheehan, Roger Bilham, Vera Schulte-Pelkum and Gaspar Monsalve...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Alfred Lothar Wegener (November 1, 1880 "“ November 2, 1930) was a German scientist, geologist, and meteorologist. He is best known for establishing the theory of the continental drift. His 1915 theory of continental drift surmised that the continents were slowly floating around the Earth. Most of his basis was strictly circumstantial evidence, and further he was not able to exhibit a mechanism for continental drift, which resulted in an unaccepted hypothesis until the 1950s. At that...

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