Professor of Geophysics, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Principle fields: earthquake and volcano seismology; seismic imaging; instrumentation

In many ways these are extraordinary and promising times for seismology. As SSA begins its second century as a diverse, mature, and international society with a flagship set of publications, our field is undergoing an historic transition from data-poor to data-rich science. This development is attributable both to unprecedented and still-improving facilities, and also simply to the accruing time span of our discipline (e.g., in 2004 we obtained the first-ever global digital recordings of a magnitude 9+ earthquake). We...

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