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Tim Dooley came to the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Applied Geodynamics Laboratory (AGL) as a postdoctoral fellow in 2003 and then became a research scientist in late 2005. He received his doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 1994. His research focuses on gravity-driven salt tectonics, including both the ductile behavior of mobile salt…

Environment News Service, December 21, 2007 Featuring: Byron Tapley

What’s Under Europa’s Ice?

Science Daily, December 14, 2007 Featuring: Don Blankenship

Greenwire, December 11, 2007 Featuring: Brad Wolaver

Ringside Seat

For 20 years, Fred Taylor has done fundamental research in the Solomons, an island arc in the famous Pacific Ring of Fire. The islands trace the underwater boundary where the Pacific Plate, slowly advancing to the southwest, forces three smaller, generally northeast-moving plates down below it, in a process known as subduction. Until recently, Taylor…

On Monday morning, April 2, 2007, residents of Gizo, a small fishing town in the Solomon Islands, were shaken by a massive earthquake originating 40 kilometers (25 miles) away beneath the seafloor. “It started out slowly with slight shaking for maybe 10 or 15 seconds, then it kicked into full gear,” said Danny Kennedy, a…

East Texas Review Newspaper (Longview), December 5, 2007 Featuring: GeoFORCE

This past summer, a team of Russian explorers piloted two submersibles to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean at the North Pole and dropped a titanium Russian flag onto the seafloor. Although no other country has recognized Russia’s symbolic claim to the North Pole, it raises the question of who owns what below the Arctic…

Teen Wins Regional Science Prize

News 8 Austin, November 26, 2007 Featuring: Ayon Sen & Brian Arbic

Midland Reporter-Telegram, Nov. 25, 2007 Featuring: George Bush & Andrew Faigle

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