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December 01, 2014

A new program at Stanford University trains students in the use of high-performance computing (HPC) techniques to help analyze, simulate, and predict Earth's myriad systems and interactions.

July 23, 2014

The increasing role that accurate and efficient modeling tools will continue to play in scientific disciplines will result in more young professionals aspiring to develop technical expertise in high-performance computing. Unfortunately, both nationally, and worldwide, there is a fundamental lack of graduate-level programs focused on the integration of computation and the geosciences.

January 23, 2014

Stanford scientists have developed a new "virtual earthquake" technique and used it to confirm a prediction that Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-expected ground motion if a major quake occurred along the southern San Andreas Fault.

July 14, 2013

Stanford geophysicists listened in on the 2009 eruption of the Redoubt Volcano outside Anchorage, Alaska. By studying and modeling the accelerating earthquakes preceding the volcano's blasts, the scientists hope to better predict the behavior of future volcanic eruptions.

June 04, 2013

Stanford scientists have identified key acoustic characteristics of the 2011 Japan earthquake that indicated it would cause a large tsunami. The technique could be applied worldwide to create an early warning system for massive tsunamis.