COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth
Description: When Superstorm Sandy struck the United States on 30 October, it didn't just devastate the Eastern Seaboard, it shook the ground as far away as the West Coast, producing tiny vibrations in Earth's crust that were picked up by seismometers there. Scientists can use this activity to track the path of the storm. Now, they say that analyzing past records of these vibrations may help them discern whether climate change has influenced the amount of storminess over the world's oceans in recent decades. [Source: ScienceNOW]
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Source: ScienceNOW
Publish Date: 4/18/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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