Summer Ohlendorf, NOAA’s National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center Sponsored by: NOAA and Woods Hole Sea Grant This will be…Read More
Cindi Preller, NOAA’s National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Sponsored by: NOAA With Cindi Preller, NOAA’s National Weather Service…Read More
Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology as well as oceanography. The awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual’s research promise.Read More
quotes Tiago Oliveira and mentions WHOI
A new study published in the journal Science Advances changes our understanding of how volcanic arc lavas are formed, and may have implications for the study of earthquakes and the risks of volcanic eruption.Read More
article features research on the R/V Neil Armstrong, and mentions Rob Evans, Dan Lizarralde, and TowCam
Mentions WHOI’s role in monitoring Fukushima radiation.
When the ground in Japan started shaking on March 11, 2011, the Japanese, who are well accustomed to earthquakes, knew…Read More
One of the most dangerous faults in North America is the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia fault – an offshore, subduction zone fault capable of producing a magnitude 9 earthquake that would damage Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, and Victoria, British Columbia, and generate a large tsunami. Yet there are currently no instruments installed offshore, directly above the fault, for measuring the strain that is currently building up along the fault.
But a recent $1 million grant from The W. M. Keck Foundation to scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will change that. An interdisciplinary project led by WHOI geologist Jeff McGuire, an expert in global earthquake seismology and geodesy, and John Collins, director of WHOI’s Ocean Bottom Seismometer Lab, will build and install the first seafloor geodesy observatory above the expected rupture zone of the next great Cascadia earthquake.
How coastal communities manage risks associated with major tsunamis is an issue of global importance following the devastating 2004 Indian…Read More
Kong, a 1990 graduate of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, was one of the first people in the world to learn the magnitude of the underwater earthquake off the coast of Indonesia.Read More
Since the great Indonesian earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004, policy-makers and scientists around the globe have been embracing a rare moment of public attention on the oceans, accelerating plans to create a comprehensive tsunami-warning network and to make citizens better prepared for the next massive wave. Another potent earthquake along the same fault on March 28, 2005, has increased that sense of urgency.Read More