Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union
Editor(s): David W. Simpson, Paul G. Richards
Published Online: 20 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875904030
Online ISBN: 9781118665749
Book Series: Maurice Ewing Series
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Maurice Ewing Series, Volume 4.
From May 12 to May 16, 1980, eighty-eight scientists from eleven countries attended a Symposium on Earthquake Prediction at Mohonk Mountain House, Mohonk, New York. This was the third in a biennial series honoring Maurice Ewing, first director of Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory. The Symposium was one of several events that were held in 1980 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. The two earlier Ewing Symposia, on island arcs and deep sea drilling, reflected Ewing's lifelong interest in the structure and evolution of the ocean floor. In the Third Ewing Symposium we touch another area-earthquake seismology-that played an important part in Ewing's career. Work on surface waves and long-period seismology under Ewing's direction during the 1950's and 1960's, along with his exploration of the earth beneath the oceans, provided much of the framework on which current ideas on earthquake generation and plate tectonics are based.