SG&T Research

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.

Earthquakes and Faulting

SG&T scientists employ a broad spectrum of tools and techniques to develop a better understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of earthquakes and faulting.  These techniques include labor


Geodynamics research in SG&T is focused on understanding the forces that drive deformation and tectonism in the solid Earth, and the role that rock rheology, physical state (solid or partially


Our faculty and staff engage in research projects aimed at processes of continental deformation, fault growth, normal faulting, the origin of sedimentary layering patterns, Neoproterozoic Earth history.

Lamont Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN)

Won-Young Kim

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


Continental margins are the Earth's principal loci for producing hydrocarbon and metal resources, for earthquake, landslide, volcanic and climatic hazards, and for

Natural Hazards

Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought, cyclones and other natural hazards have significant potential to affect human lives and society.

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