A method typically used to date sediments shows promise for documenting tropical storms through history—information needed for future projections of storm activity.
The seafloor around Santorini is helping scientists investigate forces behind the devastating Minoan tsunami.
Higman specializes in human-powered research expeditions in Alaska’s epic landscape.
Scientists took a deeper look at a 70-year-old slide and found that climate change likely set the stage for the disaster.
Quantifying human responses to natural disasters could improve preparation for future threats, scientists say.
Future cables that stretch across the ocean, transmitting cat videos and financial transactions, could also contain temperature, pressure, and seismic sensors that would allow scientists to spy on the seafloor.
Pairing navigation satellites and CubeSats could provide earlier, more accurate warnings of approaching tsunamis and other impacts of extreme events.
Cabled ocean-floor observatories record ground shaking and pressure variations, which contribute to early warning systems and give us a unique view of the ocean–crust coupling.
What caused a tsunami 30,000 times more powerful than the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami? A new modeling study says this was one of the results from the Cretaceous Chicxulub asteroid impact.
Research over the past decade in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands has offered surprising insights into the pulses of great earthquakes that generate dangerous, often long-distance tsunamis.