Infrasonic resonance of volcanic craters: 2015 eruption of Villarrica (Chile) and 2018 eruption of Mount Etna (Italy) Volcanic activity frequently generates low-frequency acoustic waves in the atmosphere, termed infrasound because the majority of the signal is below the lower frequency limit of human hearing. At open vent volcanoes, such as Villarrica (Chile) and Mount Etna (Italy), infrasound signals are commonly excited by unsteady degassing and explosive bubble bursts at the crater base. These signals have clear spectral peaks…Find out more »
Current Research in EEPS Seminar: Elizabeth J. Wallace, M.I.T., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Intense hurricane strikes over the past millennium in The Bahamas: Insights from hurricane models and blue hole sediment cores Atlantic hurricanes threaten growing coastal property and populations along the U.S. coastline and Caribbean islands. Unfortunately, most of our predictive hurricane models are validated using an observational dataset that is short (1851-present) and biased. Little is known about the forces that alter hurricane activity on multi-decadal to centennial timescales. Coarse-grained hurricane-induced deposits preserved in blue holes throughout the tropical Atlantic offer…Find out more »
For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn left into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot on your right. From there, walk east to the department. The google map below shows exactly where our building is.