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Mark Rovetta
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  • Seattle, WA
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Can the overuse of geothermal energy become an environmental concern?

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How do seismologists locate the epicenter and focus of an earthquake?

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What was the first rock in the rock cycle?

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What determines a mineral's hardness?

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Interpretation of a seismogram (three components)

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How are the patterns in solid rock born

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Why don't scientists use fire entry suits to study volcanoes?

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Why is Mauna Kea taller than the maximum height possible on Earth?

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How to tell if a single day of weather is an anomaly or due to climate change?

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How long did it take for Earth's magnetic field to first appear?

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How will the rising ocean affect aquatic life?

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What lithologies are deemed most suitable for the storage of nuclear waste

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How do mantle plumes travel from the core of Earth to the crust?

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What is the reasoning behind the statement "Faulting will occur along the plane where the shear stress is the highest"?

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Why are titanium oxides lumped in with magnetite for the purposes of analyzing water bubble nucleation?

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What is the age of the earliest traces of life on Earth?

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Why are alkali basalts found at rifting centres and on top of 'plumes', whereas MORBs are generally tholeiitic?

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Looking at ocean depth/latitude profiles of dissolved oxygen and nitrate. Why is dissolved oxygen low when nitrate is high?

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Is earthquake prediction possible?

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What are the scientific consequences of the loss of the Nereus submersible?

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Are there more earthquakes near the equator or poles?

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Statistical weather prediction

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Do normal modes of oscillation cause permanent deformation?

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Which theory is stronger, that iron came from outside or was formed within earth?

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How are Earth's rotational changes due to large earthquakes calculated?

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Mega-tsunami, what is the greatest possible height of a tsunami?

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What do the derivative or the integral of amplitude of a seismogram mean?

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Would it be wise to monitor real time human activity to anticipate earthquakes?

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How are Richter magnitudes of past earthquakes estimated?

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What causes bottom water to rise?