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2011-04-11 09:34:52

Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the plume is even bigger than it appears in earlier images made with earthquake waves. "It's like comparing ultrasound and MRI in the human body; they are different imaging technologies," says geophysics...

2011-01-14 10:14:27

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the UK's voice for professional astronomers and geophysicists today announced the recipients of the Society's medals and awards for 2011. The prizes honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to astronomy (here designated "ËœA') and geophysics ("ËœG') and will be given out at the 2011 National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2011) to be held in Llandudno, Wales, in April. Professor Roger Davies, President of the Royal...

2010-09-23 13:00:00

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) the prestigious Authorized Provider status. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The recognition period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time. "The SEG is very proud of our education programs...

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2010-09-18 08:14:00

The Earth's mantle and its core mix at a distance of 2900 km under our feet in a mysterious zone. A team of geophysicists has just verified that the partial fusion of the mantle is possible in this area when the temperature reaches 4200 Kelvin. This reinforces the hypothesis of the presence of a deep magma ocean. The originality of this work, carried out by the scientists of the Institut de min©ralogie et de physique des milieux condens©s (UPMC/Universit© Paris Diderot/Institut...

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...


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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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