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March 2005
vol. 50, no. 3

FEATURES

18 Earthquakes: Predicting the Unpredictable?
Seismologists are in the midst of a renaissance in reading the planet's signs, to try to forecast when and where an earthquake will strike.
Susan E. Hough
Plus! Warning: Tsunami

24 Monitoring a Restless Volcano: The 2004 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
Last October, Mount St. Helens in Washington awoke after 20 years of quiet, to the surprise of scientists. What will happen next is anyone's guess.
Cynthia Gardner

30 El Niño: Predicting Cause and Effect
We are in the middle of an El Niño, but scientists have yet to work out all the complexities of the phenomenon to accurately predict when it will happen and how it will affect weather worldwide.
Scott Curtis


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
Marketing an Asteroid Threat
It is tough to tease out real threats and accurate science in a sea of publicity geared toward raising support for research programs.
Joseph Richard Gutheinz

8 NEWS NOTES
Dinosaur-eating mammal * Quake uplifted Japan * Cities at risk from below * Evolution battles rage * Mother lode of hominid fossils * Paleo-Antarctic puzzle * Dead zones off New Jersey * Rocky debate over early life * Submarine hits unmapped mountain * TIGER in the sky

17 POLITICAL SCENE
Inside Baseball Rules Congress
Scientists need to learn the legislative landscape to successfully maneuver through Capitol Hill.

Emily Lehr Wallace

36 GEOPHENOMENA
Western Winter Storm Brew
In December and January, a series of storms slammed California and other western states, leaving piles of snow and mud behind.

38 TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS
Rock Holds Get Real
Indoor rock climbing walls are more sophisticated than ever, engineered to imitate real-life rock types and textures.
Jay Chapman

40 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Wilderness and Volcanology Camp

Students in Alaska and Russia are bridging boundaries and learning life lessons about people, cultures and volcanoes.
Megan Sever

42 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Burying carbon dioxide, Part II
Cuban oil find
Mineral of the Month: Tin

44 PROFILES
Keiiti Aki: Seismological polymath

46 GEOMEDIA
Maps: An elevated view of Earth
Books:
With oil or without it? A review of four books on the future of oil
On the Web:
Evolution and volcanoes

51 BENCHMARKS
March 27, 1980

A North Sea oil platform collapses, killing 123 people.

60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Survivors’ Guilt

Developing warning systems for the next tsunami disaster may be straightforward, but convincing countries to change their views of natural hazards is more complex.

Fred Schwab

DEPARTMENTS

 4 From the Editor

 6 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
34 Where on Earth?

52 GeoMarketplace
54 Classifieds:
Career opportunities

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