geology http://kuow.org en Life In The Cascadia Subduction Zone http://kuow.org/post/life-cascadia-subduction-zone <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Bonnie Henderson about her new book "The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast."</p><p>Just off the coast of Washington and Oregon is a fault line with potential to unleash an earthquake larger than the deadly magnitude 9 Japan quake in 2011 that triggered a tsunami.</p><p>Henderson tells the story about how geologists learned of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and how public officials have tried to adopt safety measures.</p><p>Spoiler alert: when you hear a siren, walk and keep walking.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:50:06 +0000 Ross Reynolds 33758 at http://kuow.org Life In The Cascadia Subduction Zone Geological Circumstances Behind Washington Mudslide http://kuow.org/post/geological-circumstances-behind-washington-mudslide As search efforts intensify around the site of Washington state&#8217;s devastating mudslide, geologists are looking into causes of the rapid collapse of the 1,500-foot-wide segment of hillside in Snohomish County that suddenly cut away and crushed the homes and roads below.<p>The chief culprit appears to have been the glacial composition of the hillside, which is made of silt, clay and soil, and very little rock, which tends to be very loose.<p>When these collapse they create something called a &#8220;rotational slide,&#8221; meaning that the land turns on itself, with the base of the hills m Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:03:07 +0000 editor 31345 at http://kuow.org Buried Treasure: Burke Museum On What's Ahead For Bertha http://kuow.org/post/buried-treasure-burke-museum-whats-ahead-bertha <p>David Hyde visits the basement of Burke Museum to speak with geology writer David Williams about the historical artifacts that have been unearthed by Seattle's relentless earth moving. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:40:19 +0000 David Hyde & Posey Gruener 28410 at http://kuow.org Buried Treasure: Burke Museum On What's Ahead For Bertha Research Cruise Makes New Discoveries About Cascadia Megaquake Fault http://kuow.org/post/research-cruise-makes-new-discoveries-about-cascadia-megaquake-fault <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082913TB_QuakeStudy_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It's been a busy summer on the high seas for researchers trying to figure out the inner workings of an ominous earthquake fault. The Cascadia Subduction Zone runs offshore from Vancouver Island to Northern California. When it rips, we could have a magnitude 9 catastrophe.<p>University of Washington geophysicist Paul Johnson led a nearly month-long research cruise to the likely epicenter for the Big One. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:30:14 +0000 Tom Banse 19624 at http://kuow.org Research Cruise Makes New Discoveries About Cascadia Megaquake Fault Weird Science: The Conversation Explores The Natural World http://kuow.org/post/weird-science-conversation-explores-natural-world <p>The world is a mysterious place. In labs and observatories around the world, people are trying to make sense of nature’s secrets. This hour on <em>The Conversation</em> we talk to scientists and science writers about the natural world around us and what scientists are doing to harness its power.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18225 at http://kuow.org Weird Science: The Conversation Explores The Natural World David Montgomery: "The Rocks Don't Lie" http://kuow.org/post/david-montgomery-rocks-dont-lie <p>There are many stories of great floods out there, first and foremost the fable of Noah's ark. But some geologists have found that many of these legends have some basis in historical fact. We talk with University of Washington professor and MacArthur award-winner Dave Montgomery, the author of "The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood."</p><p>http://youtu.be/chHU5HPkxmM</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:25:55 +0000 David Hyde 2022 at http://kuow.org David Montgomery: "The Rocks Don't Lie"