75th anniversary contest entries displayed at meeting


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Of the forty-four entries in the 1994 Geophysical Images Contest, which was held in celebration of AGU's 75th anniversary, six received awards. All entries were displayed at the Spring Meeting in Baltimore where many members viewed the computer images, slides, photographs, and videos.

First place went to Kurt Feigl for the computer-generated “Image of an Earthquake” produced by the French National Center for Space Studies. Two radar images acquired by the ERS-1 European satellite before and after the magnitude 7.3 Landers event were used to compose this first-ever interferometric image of an earthquake. The image shows the area near the earthquake epicenter and the faults where the ground surface ruptured.