Starting today, armchair explorers will be able to view parts of the deep ocean floors in far greater detail than ever before, thanks to a new synthesis of seafloor topography released through Google Earth. Developed by oceanographers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory from scientific data collected on research cruises, the new feature tightens resolution in covered areas from the former 1-kilometer grids to just 100 meters.
A project using multichannel seismic reflection data collected on research cruises in the Marmara Sea to study the earthquake hazard and basin growth along a continental transform fault, the North
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Geoffrey A. Abers||Lamont Research Professor||Earthquake seismology, imaging and tectonics of active plate boundaries|
|Suzanne M. Carbotte||Bruce C. Heezen/Lamont Research Professor||Marine Geophysics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Multi-channel seismics, Hudson Estuary|
|Cecilia M. McHugh||Adjunct Senior Research Scientist|
|Timothy Crone||Lamont Assistant Research Professor|
|Delwayne R. Bohnenstiehl||Adjunct Associate Research Scientist||Seismotectonic Processes at Mid-Ocean Ridges, Passive Underwater Acoustics|
|Donna Shillington||Lamont Associate Research Professor||Rifted margins, subduction zones, wide-angle reflection/refraction seismology, multi-channel seismic reflection data|
|Vicki Ferrini||Research Scientist||Geoinformatics. High-resolution seafloor mapping in coastal waters and the deep sea. Deep submergence vehicle data acquisition and integration. Management of marine geoscience data.|
|James Gaherty||Lamont Research Professor||Earthquake Seismology, Geodynamics|
|Garry Karner||Adjunct Senior Research Scientist|
|David S. Goldberg||Lamont Research Professor||Borehole Geophysics, Methane Hydrates, CO2 sequestration|
|Gilles Guerin||Research Scientist||Borehole Geophysics; Gas Hydrates; Marine Geophysics|
|John B. Diebold||Senior Research Scientist||Velocity analysis, MCS data acquisition, seismic source arrays|
|Leonardo Seeber||Lamont Research Professor|
|Michael S. Steckler||Lamont Research Professor||Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins, Isostasy, Stratigraphic Modeling, Marine Geophysics|
|Maya Tolstoy||Associate Professor||Marine Geophysics|
June 08, 2011
February 22, 2011
Scientists using underwater sensors to explore Lake Rotomahana in New Zealand have uncovered remnants of the Pink Terraces,” once considered the eighth natural wonder of the world.
September 23, 2010
BP’s leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was conclusively sealed this week, but even now questions remain about the amount of oil that actually came out of it. Now, in the first independent, peer-reviewed paper on the leak’s volume, scientists have affirmed heightened estimates of what is now acknowledged as the largest marine oil accident ever.
July 06, 2010
John Diebold, a marine scientist who sailed the world’s oceans for more than four decades using sound waves to study earthquake faults, underwater volcanoes and other normally hidden features of the seabed, died on July 1 at his home in Nyack, N.Y. The apparent cause was a heart attack, his family said; he was 66.
July 02, 2009
U.S. scientists working on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico have made the most promising discovery so far of marine gas hydrate, a possible new energy source.
Potential Alternative Fuel, Usually Too Thinly Spread to Exploit
June 18, 2004
What causes the peaks and valleys of the world’s great mountains? For continental ranges like the Appalachians or the Northwest’s Cascades, the geological picture is clearer. Continents crash or volcanoes erupt, then glaciers erode away. Yet scientists are still puzzling out what makes the highs high and the lows low for the planet’s largest mountain chain, the 55,000-mile-long Mid-Ocean Ridge.
|Estimating the Magnitude of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Leak||Earth Science Colloquium|
|A New Era in Ocean Exploration||R/V Marcus Langseth|