Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tracing the Quake

For those interested in learning more about the earthquake that devastated Haiti, geosciences professor Jeroen Tromp has developed simulations of the seismic waves it produced. Tromp is also a professor of applied and computational mathematics, and his research focuses on theoretical and computational seismology.

The simulation, which represents the waves as ripples along the Earth's surface, can be found at PICSciE. It was also featured here, where you can find out more about how the simulations were developed.