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Reconstructing the History of Earthquakes, Mountains, and Volcanoes

An interview with Mian Liu, Professor of Geological Sciences

Becoming a geologist was not the original aspiration for Mian Liu, Professor of Geological Sciences. The Chinese government assigned him to the discipline when he was 17 years old, a course of study he later followed at Nanjing University. His initial lack of interest in geology had much to do with the way the subject was taught. “The focus was not on understanding the processes; we were forced to memorize lots of facts,” he explains. Instead, Liu’s earliest interest was in physics, which “just seemed more intuitive.” He began sitting in on a variety of lectures and found that he preferred learning about geophysics, the physics of the Earth, eventually earning a Ph.D. in that area from the University of Arizona.

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Liu’s journey to Geological Sciences

From an interview with Mian Liu, Professor of Geological Sciences

Becoming a geologist was not the original aspiration for Mian Liu, Professor of Geological Sciences. The Chinese government assigned him to the discipline when he was 17 years old, a course of study he later followed at Nanjing University. Liu’s earliest interest was in physics, which “just seemed more intuitive.” He currently teaches and researches geophysics at MU. Liu explains to his students that “anything you are interested in you can find in geosciences.”

Seismic Station Installation in Isparta, Turkey and Surrounding Regions

From an interview with Ted Tarkow, Professor of Classical Studies & Associate Dean of Arts & Science

Amanda Lough, Geological Sciences

Eric Sandvol, Mentor

Research conducted this summer was in preparation for field deployment beginning August 5, 2006, in Isparta, Turkey. During this experiment temporary seismic stations will be installed and monitored. Data collected will be shared among several research teams on a variety of projects. At the University of Missouri-Columbia the data will be utilized to study anisotropic flow within the mantle. Local shear waves will be analyzed to determine the degree of “splitting,” indicating the direction of “fast” mantle flow. Directions and velocities will be compared to published SKS data in hope of constraining the vertical location of mantle anisotropy.