Seismology and geodesy showcased during Capitol Hill exhibit
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 80, Issue 27, page 303, 6 July 1999
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1999), Seismology and geodesy showcased during Capitol Hill exhibit, Eos Trans. AGU, 80(27), 303–303, doi:10.1029/99EO00222.(
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AGU joined forces with the American Geological Institute (AGI) for a third consecutive year to sponsor a display of earthquake and seismology research during an exhibit in Washington, D.C., on May 19. Associate professor of geophysics and AGU member Rick Aster of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology demonstrated to members of Congress and their staffs technology used to monitor seismic events and display the results in near-real time.
The display featured a computer-generated map that showed the location of seismic events worldwide and a working seismometer and recording drum that allowed lawmakers and staff to jump up and down and record their own earthquakes. The display proved popular for Capitol Hill regulars, who are accustomed to throwing their weight around.