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A Valley of Surprises (Sept 3, 2012)

The Surprise Valley field expedition is an expedition in every sense. On the one hand, the team is trying to map underground faults and fractures beyond a region whose subsurface they’ve already studied in great detail. But analyzing the data … Continue reading

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Smoothing out the Kinks | Sept 2, 2012

How does science work? Though romanticized as a string of exciting, accidental discoveries, in reality, the bulk of scientific research happens in the prelude to discovery–the humbler, though no less exciting, process of troubleshooting. The first day of an expedition … Continue reading

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Introduction: Mapping Underground Faults and Fractures in Surprise Valley

Tucked in the northeastern corner of California, Surprise Valley is a quiet rural community of about 1,000, set amidst a vast high desert landscape dotted with hot springs and dry lakebeds. But there’s far more going on below the ground than you’d … Continue reading

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