Peeking at the plumbing of one of the Aleutian's most-active volcanoes

Carnegie’s Diana Roman collecting samples from Alaska’s Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active volcanoes in the Aleutians.  Tana Volcano on Chuginadak Island isn in the background. Photo is courtesy of Anna Barth of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory.

A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska’s Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active of the more than 70 Aleutian volcanoes. The findings are published in Scientific Reports by Helen Janiszewski, recently of Carnegie, now at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Carnegie’s Lara Wagner and Diana Roman. 


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Remembering Frank Press, Geophysical Giant & Former DTM Cecil and Ida Green Research Fellow

 From left to right: Frank Press, Vladimir Kellis-Borok, and Selwyn Sacks stand for a photo in the Research Building on the Carnegie Institution for Science Broad Branch Road campus.

At the age of 95, Frank Press, former DTM Cecil and Ida Green Research Fellow passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Postdoc Spotlight: Exploring Exoplanets with Fabo Feng

Fabo Feng Title Card

In this video postdoc spotlight, Feng answers questions about his recent paper. He also explains how he finds exoplanets, discusses why he thinks exoplanet research is important and gives advice to young scientists. 


When Earthquakes Strike, Some Seismologists Turn to USGS Data

Seismic display at Carnegie Science Broad Branch campus the day of the earthquake

When Diana Roman, a Carnegie Science staff scientist and seismologist, looked at the initial USGS report, she was relieved. Roman explained, “Almost immediately, we were able to see that it was a type of event [strike-slip] that we don’t associate with tsunamis. So that was the first good sign.”


Exoplanet Conference Comes to Campus for Second Time

Broad Branch Campus Map with CHEXO sticky note attached,

Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (formerly the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and the Geophysical Laboratory) hosted the seventh Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet (CHEXO) meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020. It was the second time that the meeting, which happens approximately three times per year, has been held on the Carnegie Science Broad Branch Road campus.