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Active Message Threads for April 2017

Please register for Social Media for Scientists and Science Programs on May 3, 2017 2:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1422919061704789251 <https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1422919061704789251> Presenter: Dr. Wendy Bohon, IRIS Consortium Abstract: Social media (SM) has emerged as a cost effective, high impact tool for science communication and is already widely used by the media, educators, scientific organizations and individual scientists. However, to full… [more]
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Please register for *Down to Earth with an Electric Hazard from Space* on *April 19, 2017 3:00 PM EDT* at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7218934134030905857 *Presented by:* Dr. Jeffrey J. Love, USGS Geomagnetism Program *Abstract:* Electric fields induced in the Earth’s conducting interior during magnetic storms can interfere with the operation of electric-power grid systems. In extreme cases, these geoelectric fields can damage high-voltage transformers and cause blackouts. … [more]
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Andy Frassetto
2017-04-07 22:01:05
In response to the current energy and optimism for a major push for scientific advancement and risk reduction in subduction zones, the U.S. scientific community convened a workshop in September 2016 to discuss potential Subduction Zone Observatories. The community interest was overwhelming and 243 scientists from 21 countries were able to attend. Many ideas were discussed during the workshop for how best to advance subduction zone science in the coming decade. The scope of subduction zone scien… [more]
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Save the date for the Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum! This Forum will provide an informal and interactive venue for discussing important frontiers, new ideas, and current research in structural geology and tectonics. The Forum will also provide opportunities to discuss effective teaching of structural geology and tectonics, including integrating research with teaching. Visit the initial 2018 SGTF website here: https://sites.google.com/view/sgtf2018 <https://sites.google.com/view/sgtf… [more]
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