About the Pulse of the Earth Project


The Pulse of the Earth is a state-of-the-art research and education facility in the Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University. This facility and website are the go-to place for student and faculty research into active Earth processes: where are earthquakes occurring, volcanoes erupting, ice-sheets calving, Marcellus gas wells being fracked or produced, and an analysis of these phenomena in terms of their geologic, tectonic and global context. The Pulse of the Earth is a scientific visualization and modeling center maintained by a team of undergraduate researchers, graduate student mentors and faculty advisers. The facility boasts a research grade computing facility and large-format monitoring wall for interpretation of geologic and geophysical data. The facility is connected to our new state-of-the-art active learning classroom and can be directly integrated into active learning courses. Please visit the Project Pages to see the latest in research activity!