Researchers have mapped more than 250 faults and found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are susceptible to earthquakes, some of which extend under highly populated areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
Maps and globes of the moon, photos of lunar expeditions and a transcript of a conversation between two Apollo 16 astronauts are on display at Stanford’s Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections until mid-August.
Geophysics professor Jenny Suckale has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), for her research to understand the mechanical stability of thawing permafrost.
"The general public knows a lot about the actual Moon landing but not much more about its scientific importance," professor Sonia Tikoo-Schantz says in the context of how the Apollo 11 mission has shaped our understanding of the Moon and Earth.
“This fault was what we call critically stressed – only a small change in conditions could cause that fault to move, which is ultimately what happened,” says Bill Ellsworth in the context of the 2017 Pohang earthquake.
Researchers have discovered 56 previously uncharted subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet, contributing to our understanding of how the ice sheet will likely respond dynamically to rising temperatures.