Projects and Initiatives

CANOE

PI(s): 
James Gaherty

We propose a passive broad-band seismic experiment in northwestern Canada, a setting in which fundamental questions regarding the structure and dynamics of the mantle's upper and lower boundary lay

CATSCAN

Project Website for CAT/SCAN: Calabria-Apennine-Tyrrhenian/Subduction-Collision-Accretion Network

Location

United States
43° 7' 59.0196" N, 12° 18' 16.8768" E

CDPapua

PI(s): 
James Gaherty
PI(s): 
W. Roger Buck

Seismic imaging of active UHP exhumation in eastern Papua New Guinea

 

Global CMT

PI(s): 
Göran Ekström
PI(s): 
Meredith Nettles

During the summer of 2006, the main activities of the research project known as the Harvard Centroid-Moment-Tensor (CMT) Project moved with Principal Investigator Göran Ekström from Harv

Lamont Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN)

PI(s): 
Won-Young Kim

Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN) monitors earthquakes which occur primarily in the Eastern United States.

Malawi Earthquakes Blog: Assessing Danger on the East African Rift

PI(s): 
James Gaherty

In December of 2009, nearly a dozen earthquakes of magnitude 5 or greater rattled the southeast African nation of Malawi, killing four, injuring hundreds, and making thousands homeless.

Multidisciplinary Observations of Onshore Subduction (MOOS)

MOOS Seismic Array Map - Alaska

The MOOS experiment seeks to understand the structure and dynamics of subduction in the region of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, one of the three largest recorded (Mw 9.2), where terrane collision is

Location

Alaska
United States

Nuclear Test Ban Monitoring Research Site

PI(s): 
Won-Young Kim
PI(s): 
Paul G. Richards

Lamont-Doherty Nuclear Test Ban Monitoring Research.

Ocean Bottom Seismology

Our Ocean Bottom Seismology (OBS) Laboratory develops and operates cutting-edge instrumentation for measuring deformation of the ocean floor in a variety of experimental settings.  One of our

Real-Time Double-Difference Earthquake Locations for Northern California

PI(s): 
Felix Waldhauser
PI(s): 
David Schaff

This project develops and implements real-time, high-precision earthquake location algorithms for use in operational seismic monitoring procedures.

 

Rock Mechanics

ROCK MECHANICS
PI(s): 
Heather Savage

 Rocks and ice are slip-sliding away in the LDEO Rock Mechanics lab.

SCOOBA

SCOOBA
PI(s): 
James Gaherty

Deployment of a wide-band OBS in the Gulf of California from the R/V New Horizon in Oct 2005.  Seismometer is housed in the green sphere, while recording, power, and communications devices are

Strip of Destruction

PI(s): 
Leonardo Seeber

We mapped the surface trace of the fault rupture for about 5 km on the west bank of the Khunar River, through Balakot and into the Sarash Valley where it apparently ends.

Location

Pakistan
Pakistan
34° 30' 0" N, 73° 19' 48" E

Structure and Evolution of the Oceanic Lithosphere / Asthenosphere System

PI(s): 
James Gaherty

What is a plate?  We  undertake a comprehensive analysis  designed to significantly advance our understanding of the structure and evolution of oceanic plates. 

Testing the Extensional Detachment Paradigm: Scientific Drilling in the Sevier Desert Basin

Testing the Extensional Detachment Paradigm: Scientific Drilling in the Sevier Desert Basin (Basin and Range Province, Western United States)