geophysics

OLD FAITHFUL’S HEART

Dense seismograph network shows subsurface geyser plumbing structures.


A SEISMIC CELEBRATION

Today is the 50th anniversary of the U’s Seismograph Stations, which now include 237 seismic-recording stations located in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho to monitor earthquakes throughout the world and the region.


LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG

A team of international paleontologists, including Adam Huttenlocker at the U, determine how some mammal relatives survived the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction.


U PROFESSOR NAMED STATE EPSCOR DIRECTOR

Paul Brooks, of the geology and geophysics department, has been named as the new program director of the Utah Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.


NEW AWARD FOR OLD HAND AT YELLOWSTONE

After spending decades tromping around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to study their volcanic and seismic hazards, awards keep pouring in for Bob Smith, a research and emeritus professor of geology and geophysics.


MORE HOT ROCK UNDER YELLOWSTONE

U seismologists discovered a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is four times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber.