Controlled arrest and re-nucleation of laboratory earthquakes reveals nucleation processes unapproachable by traditional linear elastic fracture mechanics.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Bayesian Inversion Used to Recover Geometry of Ruptured Fault
A new Bayesian inversion framework is used to solve non-planar geometry of a ruptured fault from spatially variable slip and rake measured with geodesy.
GPS Observations Sense Groundwater Change in Australia
By exploiting the fact that changes in groundwater cause deformations of the Earth’s surface, GPS receivers are used to detect groundwater changes related to extreme events and to seasonal oscillations.
Radar Satellites Capture Subtle Slip Evolution on Faults
A five-year time series from radar satellite imagery tracks surface slip on major faults in the San Francisco Bay Area, capturing subtle velocity variations and controlling factors.
How Big Data is Helping Environmental and Climate Research
A new special collection invites papers focusing on the processing, modeling, and analysis of all types of big datasets in the Earth and space sciences, including the influence of solar forcing on Earth’s climate.
Rapid Evolution of Volcanic Systems Reflected in Magnetics
Spatiotemporal magnetic monitoring along with InSAR models is a powerful tool to image magmatic, hydrothermal, and mechanical changes within the volcanic edifice of the Piton de la Fournaise.
Yellowstone Geyser is Diagnosed with Bubble Trap Syndrome
Like humans who eat too many beans, Yellowstone’s Sprouter Geyser has recurrent issues with gas.
Prospecting for Copper with Machine Learning and Zircons
Using artificial intelligence, researchers can now identify zircons derived from valuable copper deposits.
Small-Scale Convection Shuffles the Oceanic Lithosphere
Seafloor spreading organized lithospheric minerals into a lattice, but small-scale convection jumbled up the innermost layer.