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February 2003
vol. 48, no. 2

FEATURES

14 Building the World’s Longest Rail Tunnel
To reduce truck traffic through the Alps, Switzerland is improving its rail system. Part of the project means building two tunnels under the mountains, one that will stretch 57 kilometers long.
Simon Löw and Herbert Einstein

18 Physics and Earth Science Go Underground
Last September, physicists met to discuss a proposed National Underground Science Laboratory. Earth scientists were at the meeting too, making the case for a long-awaited underground earth science laboratory.
Brian McPherson et al.

22 Stories from the Underground
This year's career profiles go in-depth, featuring geologists who make caves and mines their workplaces.
Geotimes staff



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Going Underground and Crossing Boundaries
Any plan to build an underground laboratory will demand that geoscience and engineering merge.
Peter Smeallie

6 NEWS NOTES
Cores show fault in New Madrid seismic zone * Early water on Earth * Hydrates under a magnifying glass * Scientific travels after 9/11 * A future for Iraq’s oil

12POLITICAL SCENE
New Congress, New Faces
A look at the new leaders who will be making key decisions that affect earth sciences.
David Applegate

13 GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION
Student-scientist partnerships
Start small and grow: How to bring students and scientists together.
Robert Merril Ross and Paul Gwion Harnik

26 FOR STUDENTS
Earth Science Ph.D.s are Older and Wiser
Data on newly graduated Ph.D.s in earth science and space science show positive trends.
Nick Claudy

30 GEOPHENOMENA
Watching the World’s Worst Weather
A trip to the top of Mount Washington.
Christina Reed

38 TECHNOLOGY
Creeping toward quake early warning
Researchers move closer to giving communities notice of an approaching quake.
Lisa M. Pinsker

DEPARTMENTS

 2 From the Editor
  4 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
28 Where on Earth?

32 Profiles: Gail Ashley
33 Benchmarks
: Looking back in Geotimes
34 Energy and Resources:
Renewable energy
36 Geomedia:
Long-awaited maps for Louisiana
40 GeoMarketplace
42 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
47 Contributors Page
48 Geologic Column:
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