Expedition Directory - Geology
geologic hazards and catastrophic events
Ocean hazard events like tsunamis, triggered by earthquakes and landslides, storm surges associated with hurricanes and extreme storms, oil and gas spills, floods and associated watershed contaminants...
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coastal and marine ecosystem science
Maintaining healthy and sustainable coastal and marine ecosystems relies on scientific understanding of how these areas function across landscape scales. Ecosystem-scale science addresses understandin...
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landslide hazards of seattle, wa, and vicinity
When wet winter weather sets in, many residents of the Puget Sound area begin to worry about landslides. Landslides that occur on bluffs and hillsides of communities surrounding Puget Sound, Washingto...
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landslides in the west hills of portland
Data collection at this site supports research on hydrologic factors that control landslide initiation. In many landslide-prone hillsides, infiltration of water from rainfall or snowmelt increases gro...
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exploring an active volcano in nicaragua
Working alongside the researchers, you’ll trace the path and ultimate fate of the gases emitted by the volcano, starting from the volcano’s magma and moving through the gas plume into the soil, water,...
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geology and the shaping of the american southwest
The Rio Grande Rift runs north from Mexico into central Colorado, and is made up of a series of basins that are bounded by faults. Over the past 25 million years, these basins developed as tectonic st...
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rediscovering ross island: the 2012 expedition to understand the geologic origin of ross ...
Using funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), we are conducting a field and laboratory based study to examine the hypothesis that volcanism on Ross Island is the surface expression of a de...
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geologic climate research in siberia
An international team of researchers from the United States, Germany, Russia, and Austria will be traveling to northeast Russia to conduct a large-scale scientific drilling project in Lake E\'gygytgyn...
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madre de dios speleo
Rarely visited, Madre de Dios and neighbouring islands are part of one of the harshest wilderness areas in the world where gale force winds and up to 8m of annual rain have sculpted a unique karst lan...
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Ancient Yellowstone Eruptions Bigger Than Thought
Colossal supervolcano eruptions blasted the region of the Snake River Valley millions of years ago, geological research shows....
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Is the anthropocene a formal unit of geologic time scale?
Reserachers tackle the hot topic of whether to define a new 'Anthropocene' epoch as a formal unit of the geologic time scale. ...
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'Space Archaeologists' Show Spike in Looting at Egypt's Ancient Sites
Scientists used satellite images to monitor pyramids, tombs and buried cities from 2002 to 2013...
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The aftermath of 1492: Study shows how Native American depopulation impacted ecology
Among the Pueblo Indians of northern New Mexico, disease didn't break out until nearly a century after their first contact with Europeans, following the establishment of mission churches in the seventeenth century, a team of resea...
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Many dead after another powerful earthquake hits Nepal
At least 48 people have died and another 1,261 have been injured in Nepal due to the latest large earthquake there, said Nepalese government spokesman Minendra Rijal. Thirty-two of the Asian nation's 75 districts were affected. ...
Lava Lake On Kilauea Volcano Is Seriously Close To Overflowing
A lava lake on Hawaii's Big Island is mere feet from overflowing. As of Monday morning, the lava's surface was within seven feet of the lake's rim, the highest it's been since the current eruption began in 2008. "Magma is risin...
Officials: Death toll from Nepal earthquake has surpassed 4,000
Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide fo...
Too Much Carbon Dioxide May Have Caused Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction
So much for carbon dioxide being a “harmless” gas.The worst mass extinction in Earth’s history may have been caused by huge amounts of carbon dioxide that accumulated in the atmosphere and the ocean after colossal volcanic eruptio...
CU-Boulder scientists, colleagues probe methane emission mystery in Four Corners region
This is a joint release of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), NOAA, NASA and the ...
Bizarre Russian rock contains 30,000 diamonds
Here's the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything: A red and green rock, ornament-sized, stuffed with 30,000 teeny-tiny diamonds. The sparkly chunk was pulled from Russia's huge Udachnaya diamond mine and donated...
Small 'Underwater Pompeii' Found Off Greek Island
Remains of an ancient settlement, complete with a ruined pottery workshop, have been found on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos, the Greek ministry of culture has announced. Dubbed by the Greek media “a sm...
New Earthquake Alarm Could Save Thousands
In September 1985 a devastating earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter Scale smashed into Mexico City killing 10,000 people and leaving parts of the city in ruins. Since then, the populous Latin American nation of 122 million has...
Lava Threatens Homes
With a mixture of resignation and dread, residents here are watching this gray and orange advance, this 2,000-degree river of molten rock. Each passing hour, lava from Kilauea Volcano is inching closer to their homes in Pahoa ...
Supervolcano Cleared in Neanderthals' Demise
Neanderthals disappeared from Europe 40,000 years ago, about the same time as the region's biggest volcanic blast in the last 200,000 years. But don't blame the volcano, a new study suggests. Most of the eruption's climate-cool...
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$400K Gold Nugget
The term nugget doesn't quite do it justice. This thing is more like a whopper. A more than 6-pound chunk of gold sold over the weekend for $400,000, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. An anonymous Bay Area buyer snatch...
Seattle's Suburban Airport
The Navy needed an airport, and by being in the upper left corner of the country, Seattle was a natural place for it. They found a site out of town, and Seattle had one of its first airports. Nope, not Sea-Tac. Not Boeing Field, e...
Finding Fracking Fluids In The Environment
New geochemical tracers can identify any hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that could have spilled into the environment, according to field tests at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine wastewa...
Earthquake shakes Anchorage, Alaska, measuring 6.2 magnitude
An earthquake registering a preliminary 6.2 magnitude was centered 81 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. "It was kind of a long one," Anchorage Police spokeswoman J...
Heat, drought cited in massive Mount Shasta mudslide
Glaciers are not known as fast-moving objects. Yet on Saturday, things started happening very quickly at a glacier high on the slopes of Mount Shasta. At about 3 p.m. Saturday, wilderness rangers working for the Shasta-Trinity ...
Philippine Volcano Forces Thousands to Flee
Thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began leaving their homes on Tuesday as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption. Mayon, a volcano famed in equal parts for i...
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