Prof. Ekstrom elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

Our biggest congratulations to Dr. Göran Ekström for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors for a scientist or engineer in the United States!

“Ekström’s work spans many facets of global earthquake seismology, from the nature of individual earthquakes and other seismic sources to the large-scale structure of the Earth. He joined Columbia University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences as a professor in 2006.

Ekström leads the Global Centroid Moment Tensor Project (CMT) at Lamont. The goal of that project is to integrate seismic data rapidly from every large earthquake and determine its source characteristics. Beyond providing regular information on tectonic activity along Earth’s plate boundaries and in intraplate settings, the CMT solutions have led Ekström to identify several unusual types of seismic sources, including volcanic earthquakes, glacial earthquakes, and large landslides.”

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