With cities around the world in lockdown, scientists could take advantage of the sudden drop in background seismicity to investigate fault zones near urban centers. UTIG research scientist associate, Rob Porritt, helped the Houston Chronicle investigate exactly what’s going on, and how useful that might be in Texas.
Geoscience field trips can be grueling and – without the right preparation – hazardous. Research sites are often miles away from civilization, accessible only by foot or helicopter. For many, however, being surrounded by nothing but untouched nature is reward in itself. The trip to service the Mojave Broadband Seismic Experiment began on October 10… Continue Reading Stories from the desert: Servicing the Mojave Broadband Seismic Experiment
In May 2018 UTIG postdoc Rob Porritt and a team of students spent six days deploying nineteen seismic sensors in the Mojave Desert. On October 11, Porritt and a second student team returned to the desert to download data and check on the sensor stations. Early data analysis shows surprising results and bodes well for… Continue Reading From the field: Revealing the deep structure of the Mojave Desert