When an earthquake strikes, it sends waves of energy ringing through the interior of the planet. The waves are too slow for us to hear in their original state, but speed them up and the earthquake’s global impact comes to life. A group of scientists and sound artists working with the Seismic Sound Lab at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are turning seismic waves into sound and images for an eye-opening educational performance about earthquakes and what seismic waves can tell us about our planet. You can see, hear and feel seismic data from enormous earthquakes, witness the patterns of decades of earthquakes in minutes, and see the seismic effect of ocean storms, including Hurricane Sandy, all as though you were inside the planet.
September 23, 2016
September 17, 2014
In a long running tradition known as Open House, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory opens its doors to the public. In talks and demonstrations, scientists share what they have been up to over the last year. Here is where to learn what makes some volcanoes more explosive than others; how deep ocean currents circulate the globe; what tree rings can tell us about climate change today and in times past. Researchers also share some of their tools for exploration, from unmanned robot submarines to portable seismometers to mass spectrometers that measure tiny bits of matter.
October 08, 2010
On a crisp autumn Saturday, Oct. 2, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory opened its doors to the community for its annual Open House: a day of free lectures, demonstrations and workshops for adults and children.
|EarthScope Rolls off the Edge of North America: Imaging the Deep|
|Sewage Contamination and Water Quality in the Hudson River||The LDEO/Riverkeeper Partnership|
|Career Panel: Insights from Lamont-Doherty Alumni|
|LDEO Open House||Welcomes Science and Nature Lovers of All Ages|
|The 100th Anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906||What We Have Learned About the Earthquake Process and the Prospects for Earthquake Prediction|
|Bathtub Science||Demonstration at Lamont Open House|