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Planning for passive seismic arrays

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Planning for passive seismic arrays

Published: 28 March 2019

Seismology is benefitting from new technology allowing passive seismic acquisition, and the UK needs to decide how to make the most of this new technology. The 2019 New Advances in Geophysics meeting addressed the issues facing future UK seismologists.

Predicting 370 years into the future

Predicting 370 years into the future News

Predicting 370 years into the future

Published: 6 February 2019

A prediction of the next easterly variation to be measured at London has been proved correct after 370 years.

Global geophysics for security

Global geophysics for security RAS

Global geophysics for security

Published: 4 February 2019

Seismology has the potential to locate nuclear tests, including those carried out by North Korea. The British Geophysical Association devoted their main annual meeting to the challenges of supporting global security.

Other Earths, other ionospheres...?

Other Earths, other ionospheres...? News

Other Earths, other ionospheres...?

Published: 1 February 2019

Our ionosphere makes our planet distinctive from space – but might an ionosphere also indicate Earth-like planets around other stars? Michael Mendillo ponders this question in the latest issue of A&G.

Happy Birthday MIST

Happy Birthday MIST News

Happy Birthday MIST

Published: 26 November 2018

It's fifty years since the UK's magnetosphere, ionosphere and solar terrestrial physicists started to get together, hold meetings and develop their community, a group supported by the RAS form the start. Mike Lockwood looks back – and forwards.

Citizen seismology

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Citizen seismology

Published: 30 July 2018

If you have a smartphone in your pocket, you could be a citizen scientist. Aftab Khan and colleagues discuss how seismology can benefit from new technology.

Wisdom of the football crowd

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Wisdom of the football crowd

Published: 30 July 2018

Enthusiasm is one of the most effective tools for a teacher – and football has a lot of enthusiastic fans among schoolchildren. A new RAS200 project brings geophysics to the fans, as described by RAS Outreach Officer Lucinda Offer.

Meeting the friends

Meeting the friends RAS

Meeting the friends

Published: 5 July 2018

A talk to the friends of the RAS provided an opportunity to chat with interesting – and interested –people.

Funding for meteorite research

Funding for meteorite research People

Funding for meteorite research

Published: 21 March 2018

The Paneth Meteorite Trust is looking for undergraduate students to take up paid internships in research into meteorites. The closing date for applications is 6 April 2018.

Congratulations Lucile

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Congratulations Lucile

Published: 21 December 2017

Lucile Bruhat wins a Student Author Award form GJI.

InSAR spots a nuclear test

InSAR spots a nuclear test RAS

InSAR spots a nuclear test

Published: 21 February 2017

A paper in an RAS journal documents traces of a North Korean underground nuclear test in 2016 – demonstrating the value of a technique not used since 1992. InSAR data complements seismic methods more widely used to monitor such tests.

Congratulations Hilary!

Congratulations Hilary! News

Congratulations Hilary!

Published: 7 December 2016

GJI Student Author Award-winner Hilary Martens has received her certificate as author of one of the best student papers of 2016 in Geophysical Journal International.

Asking tough questions to improve earthquake hazard assessment

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Asking tough questions to improve earthquake hazard assessment

Published: 6 October 2016

Seismologists are investigating how earthquake hazard maps should work , developing methods to assess how they actually work, and educating students about the complex issues involved in defending society against natural hazards:

The Mid-continent Rift - a giant fossil crack in North America

The Mid-continent Rift - a giant fossil crack in North America Outreach

The Mid-continent Rift - a giant fossil crack in North America

Published: 2 October 2016

Lake Superior and the spectacular scenery around it result from one of the more important processes shaping our planet - the splitting of continents to form new oceans. A great place to study these
is the 3000 km long 1.1 billion year old Midcontinent Rift

Cometocentric Conferences

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Cometocentric Conferences

Published: 30 September 2016

Many solar system researchers met at the Meteoroids 2016 (organised under IAU Commission F1) at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk and Cometary Science After Rosetta Meeting 2016 at the Royal Society, London, both held in Jun 2016. The author was one of the participants.

Cometocentric Conferences

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Many solar system researchers met at the Meteoroids 2016 (organised under IAU Commission F1) at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk and Cometary Science After Rosetta Meeting 2016 at the Royal Society, London, both held in Jun 2016. The author was one of the participants.

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