Deep Earth Structure and Dynamics

Lamont scientists utilize a variety of observational and computational techniques to image and model the deep interior of the Earth, from crust to core. Much of this research is seismological in nature, using recordings of earthquakes to infer variations in temperature, composition, and rock fabric that result from deformation and flow in the interior. Our research sometimes requires the installation and operation of seismic arrays from remote locales around the globe. This includes the ocean floor, using state-of-the-art instrumentation provided by Lamont's Ocean Bottom Seismology laboratory.