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Stories by Christie Rowe

Why Are There Field Geologists on a Drilling Vessel?

Why Are There Field Geologists on a Drilling Vessel?

Greetings from Drilling Vessel (D/V) Chikyu, currently maintaining position about 220 km east of Sendai, directly over the Japan Trench and above the fault area of the March 11, 2011 Mw9.0 earthquake.

April 15, 2012 — Christie Rowe
Earthquake triggering, and why we don't know where the next big one will strike

Earthquake triggering, and why we don't know where the next big one will strike

As I came through airport security in Connecticut, upon presentation of my California driver's license, the TSA officer asked me, "Aren't you folks worried about how that big Japan quake is going to hit you next?" I was glad to be able to tell him that we're not any more worried than we were before, and that a writer had just made that up.

March 30, 2011 — Christie Rowe
Stories by Christie Rowe

The Antidote to Anti-Intellectualism