In the third installment of his blog, URI GSO student Jiahang Li finishes deploying ocean bottom seismometers and describes what it’s like to see Kilauea’s lava flow into the sea as he and Dr. Yang Shen study the ongoing volcanic eruption and related seismic activity.Continue reading "Seven Days Offshore of Kilauea: The Lava Meets the Ocean!"
In the second installment of his blog, URI GSO student Jiahang Li describes how ocean bottom seismometers are deployed & collected as he and Dr. Yang Shen study the ongoing eruption of Hawaii’s #Kilauea volcano and the accompanying earthquakes & tremors.Continue reading "Seven Days Offshore of Kilauea: Deploying the Seismometers"
URI Graduate School of Oceanography student Jiahang Li and faculty member Dr. Yang Shen are currently off the coast of the Island of Hawaii as part of a “rapid response” to the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano and accompanying earthquakes and tremors. As the pair works with other researchers to deploy instruments on the […]Continue reading "Seven Days Offshore of Kilauea: Dockside in Honolulu"
Researchers at the URI seismology lab, led by Yang Shen (GSO) and Brian Savage, have created a computer simulation of the March 11 Japan earthquake using a 3-dimensional wave speed model of the earth’s crust running on a supercomputer cluster. To help to visualize the details of the earthquake, the team created a short movie that shows five minutes of shaking after the earthquake. The movie, posted on the seismology lab website, shows the ground rising and falling as the energy of the earthquake passes. The tsunami is not shown in this simulation. The blue circles depict the location of Tokyo.Continue reading "Lab Simulates Japan Earthquake"