Seismologist Nicholas Schmerr joins Maryland faculty!

Seismological research and education at the University of Maryland, College Park has been strengthened and expanded with the hire of Nicholas Schmerr. Nick’s expertise in body wave seismology, planetary geophysics, and characterization of mantle discontinuities broadens the range of research currently performed at the Maryland Seismo Lab. We are very happy to have Nick as a …

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Graduate student recognition!

Chao Gao (center), a first year Ph.D. student in our lab, was recognized for completing the International Teaching Fellows program run by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Graduate School at the University of Maryland. 

First student paper from Maryland Seismological Lab!

The first paper authored by a student from the Maryland Seismological Lab has been accepted for publication in the prestigious Geophysical Journal International. Jesse Kolb, who led the study that presented a new method in reliable deconvolution for receiver functions, was an undergraduate researcher in the Seismo lab since February, 2012. After graduating from the University …

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Lithospheric Structure of the Western United States

Using data from the EarthScope Transportable Array, we observed and modeled conversions of S waves to P waves across velocity contrasts within the lithosphere across the Western United States. You can read more about our findings in Lekic and Fischer, 2013 and Hopper et al. 2014, but this cartoon provides a nice summary:

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