TRAILS – Mary Muthoni, U Nairobi

Deployment of Temporary Seismic station in Turkana Basin

I was privileged to take part in fieldwork for Turkana Rift Arrays to Investigate Lithospheric Strain (TRAILS) project. The fieldwork involved deployment of temporary seismic stations in the Turkana basin, Kenya.

The seismic stations consist of a seismograph. This is a device …

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Back-Arc Rifting in New Zealand

The Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) has the world’s highest silicic magma production rates known, and it is a fundamental component of the Hikurangi subduction system.  The northern TVZ transitions to backarc spreading in the Whakatane rift zone offshore.  Yet, many questions remain regarding the spatial …

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