SAGE program explores the Rio Grande rift



Last June and July, for the ninth consecutive summer, geophysics students from universities across the United States and around the world converged on Santa Fe, N.Mex., to participate in a unique geophysical field program (Figure 1). Among a variety of activities, students surveyed, laid cables, buried electrodes, and gathered and interpreted a wealth of geophysical and geological data. They were part of a program called the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE), not to be confused with the Geological Society of America's Science Awareness Through Geoscience Education program. SAGE is sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) branch of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics of the University of California [Jiracek et al., 1991].