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S&T researchers get grant to study formation of ocean basins

Posted by on May 16, 2011

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been awarded $873,880 by the National Science Foundation to study how continental rifts create ocean basins.

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Earthquake recording stations to be located in Missouri

Posted by on June 12, 2009

As part of a National Science Foundation initiative called EarthScope, 43 earthquake recording stations will be placed in Missouri and southern Iowa in 2010-2011. Dr. Stephen Gao, a seismologist in the geology and geophysics program at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is working with four students from Missouri universities to conduct field surveys and identify locations for the stations.

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UMR researchers hope to use quakes to unlock secrets about Earth’s crust

Posted by on December 13, 2006

Over the past several decades, the United States Government established the Global Seismographic Network to monitor nuclear explosions worldwide. That network has also proven to be a crucial source of information for geologists and geophysicists like Drs. Stephen Gao and Kelly Liu, who are trying to unlock secrets about the earth’s crust.                 

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