We explore & discover
Scientists at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) bring the perspective of several disciplines to broad questions about nature. DTM's name comes from its original role to chart the Earth's magnetic field. This goal was largely accomplished by 1929. Since then, DTM has evolved to reflect the growing multi-disciplinary nature of the Earth, planetary, and astronomical sciences. Today, the historic goal remains to understand the physical Earth and the universe that is our home.About our research
"Computational Geodynamics - The Role of Simulation in Understanding Plate Tectonics"
Louis Moresi (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, December 4, 2014
"A Computation Geodynamicist's Journey Through the Earth in Three Acts: Chemical Geodynamics, Mantle Plums and Subduction Zones"e
Peter E. van Keken (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Monday, December 8, 2014
Latest articles and news
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2014 will take place in San Francisco, CA from 14-21 of December. Many staff members and postdoctoral associates from DTM will attend this year. Check here daily for live updates on each day's science presentations.
A local Washington D.C. school is able to monitor real-time earthquakes thanks to a generous donation from former DTM staff scientist, David James, and his wife Jeri Thomson.
DTM field seismologist, Steven Golden, headed the seismometer installation at the Washington International School in northwest D.C. on 1 December 2014, where he installed and tested the Rockwave VS-1 educational seismometer.
DTM scientists regularly explore our planet and the universe. Along the way they capture images of stunning landscapes, geophysical processes and data visualizations.
Browse DTM’s online image gallery to share in the journey of scientific exploration and discovery.Browse Gallery
Marion Garcon shares her poster on "Where is basalt in river sediments, and why does it matter?" @ AGU 2014.
Jared Marske shared his poster on "From Purgatory to Paradise: The Volatile Life of Hawaiian Magma" @ AGU 2014.
Diana Roman gave an invited lecture on "The BENTO Box: Development and field-testing of a new satellite-linked data collection system for multiparameter volcano monitoring" @ AGU 2014.