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Earthquake Science in “The Ring of Fire”

Haiti Earthquake & Earthquake Science in “The Ring of Fire” –  We take a closer look at the science of Haiti earthquake of 12th February 2009 – as well as other earthquakes. For the first time here on GSGE we interview leading experts;

Prof. Timothy Dixon from Geodesy Lab at University of Miami: published an article already back in 1998 revealing the risks of earthquakes in Haiti. He works with both Paul Mann from University of Texas who in 2008 confirmed that the risks were eminent, and Eric Calais, Purdue University who manages the GPS network that monitor tectonic plate movements in Haiti. These three groups have sent geodesists with GPS equipment, while also maintaining a blog. See below.

Ass. Prof. William Hammond from University of Nevada in Reno: Explains how they use GPS to monitor plate movements – and earthquake swarms.

Dr. Amir Kaynia from the International Centre for Geohazards in Oslo, Norway: Talks about the difference between predictions and early warning and discuss other geohazards connected to earthquakes.

National Science Foundation’s GPS team blog from Haiti:


GEO’s Haiti Supersite. Collection of Haiti earthquake science information.


Eric Calais (responsible for the tectonic plate movements Haitian GPS network together with local Haitian authorities).


Haiti Earthquake at University of Miami

http://www.geodesy.miami.edu/ or http://www.geodesy.miami.edu/earthquakes.html#Haiti_earthquake

Haiti Earthquake at University of Texas.

The International Centre for Geohazards:


Astrocast.TV Episode 23 – February 2010

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Mars is currently visible in Our Night Sky and Greg updates the Mars Rovers and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Fossils in a Mars meterorite was it once life? Greg reports on a November study at NASA.

This episode of A Green Space – A Green Earth A two part special. Bente reports on the Science of the Haiti Earthquake including interviews with experts in the field. In her second part Bente reports on Climategate: To Share or Not to Share, Scientific Data.


In this episode of The Astronomer’s Universe, Carolyn Collins Petersen takes us to the American Astronomical Society winter meeting. It’s one of the largest gatherings of astronomers in history and features astronomical talks about topics as far away as the early universe and as close as the atmosphere of our own planet Earth!

This month in Our Night Sky, Dr. Harold Geller gives us Our Night Sky for February. Mars is the planet of the month.

See our coverage of the historical Groundbreaking at Spaceport America on Astrocast.TV


Touring the Universe with Binoculars Software.  Available free from Phil Harrington and Dean Williams at http://www.philharrington.net/tuba.htm

– See our coverage of the International Symposium for Personal & Commercial Spaceflight on Astrocast.TV. “Spaceflight for all Mankind