October 8, 2013

The Scientist: Prof. Katie Keranen Explores Motion Behind Earthquakes

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When the earth moves, Prof. Katie Keranen, earth and atmospheric systems, watches.

Keranen images the Earth’s crust by studying the propagation of energy waves through rock, a field known as seismology. The sources of these waves are subdivided into two categories: natural or passive sources, such as movement caused by earthquakes, and active sources, which are manmade.

Courtesy of Prof. Katie KeranenStudying seismology | Keranen is studying the possibility of linking human activity to earthquakes and other seismological events.