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March 2004
vol. 49, no. 3

FEATURES

14 Looking Into a Volcano: Drilling Unzen

For the first time, geologists are peering deep inside an active volcano to understand how eruptions occur.
Setsuya Nakada and John Eichelberger

18 A Fresh Angle on Oil Drilling
New technologies are playing a key role in controversial oil and natural gas drilling on the North Slope of Alaska.
Sara Pratt

22 The Global Lakes Drilling Effort
Lake sediments around the world are providing a wealth of information about past climate and regional change.
Douglas W. Schnurrenberger and Vance Hiatt

26 A New Era of Ocean Drilling Sets Sail
Following up on more than 40 years of ocean drilling, a new international program plans to take ocean exploration to the next level.
Kasey White



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Earthquake Prediction and the Developing World
The December Bam earthquake — which killed more than 300,000 people in Iran — underscores the importance of earthquake mitigation in developing countries.
Mark Zoback

6 NEWS NOTES
University losses at home and abroad * Creationism in a national park * Seismic premonitions * Wisconsin crater revealed * New language for geologic time * Boost for women geoscientists

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Dim Prospects for Geosciences '05

The upcoming election might not bode well for bipartisan cooperation and could mean more trouble for funding the geosciences in 2005.
Larry Kennedy

14 TECHNOLOGY
Magnifying a Continent

Assembling the components of the EarthScope project is a challenge of continental proportions.
Elisabeth Nadin

35 GEOPHENOMENA
Venice Upheaval

36 PROFILES
Julie Jackson: The quiet public geologist

38 ENERGY & RESOURCES
(Re)Classifying oil reserves * Mineral Resource of the Month: Clays

52 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Our Energy Future: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

Geologists have more responsibility than ever to communicate the reality of the global energy situation to the public.
Fred Schwab

DEPARTMENTS

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

37 Benchmarks
: Looking back in Geotimes
40 Geomedia
: The Marriage of Geology and Philosophy
43 GeoMarketplace
44 Classifieds:
Career Opportunities
51 Contributors Page

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