Physics behind Pre-Earthquake Signals

Wednesday 19 November 2008, 1600-1700
Cavendish Lecture Theatre

A talk by Professor Friedemann T Freund (NASA Ames Research Center, California).

Stressed rocks generate electric currents, leading to the emission of IR photons, which constitute Earth's Thermal IR Anomaly (TIR); observable days before earthquakes. Detection of TIR from space can be the basis of an earthquake warning system.

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