edited by Rajani Shrestha

Rajani Shrestha is a Ph.D. student in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech. She is interested in both earthquake seismology and global seismology for earth structure and dynamics. She completed her MS from the University of Delaware where she investigated the deformational signals observed along the eastern North American margin using seismic anisotropy. You can reach Rajani via e-mail.

Revisiting Sagarmatha: Reflections on Fieldwork in the Eastern Nepal Himalaya

Revisiting Sagarmatha: Reflections on Fieldwork in the Eastern Nepal Himalaya

“The mountains are calling.” This week, we are embarking on an adventure to the highest mountain in the world – Sagarmatha (also known as Mt. Everest). We will join Tshering Lama Sherpa, from the University of Arizona, as she unveils the exciting world of geological fieldwork amidst the majestic Himalayas in her post.  In October of 2023, I set out on my fourth geological fieldwo ...[Read More]

Exploration of Deep Earthquakes and Planetary Interiors

Cross-sectional view showing location of deep earthquakes

Most earthquakes on Earth start in the shallow, brittle part of the planet. However, there are several regions where earthquakes happen deep in the mantle. Where are these regions? Why do these earthquakes get so deep? In this week’s blog post, Ayako Tsuchiyama from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) takes us on a journey into the mysterious world of deep earthquakes.  Growing u ...[Read More]

Into the Unknown: Research Cruises and the Geologist’s Drill

View aboard the JOIDES Resolution

With love for geoscience comes a zest for exploring the natural world. What we want to explore might not always be close to us. But science finds a way, even if it means sailing to the middle of the ocean. This week, we are going to dive into the nuts and bolts of how research cruises work in this blog post by Kuan-Yu Lin from the University of Delaware. Kuan-Yu recently sailed as an igneous petro ...[Read More]