October 28, 2020

SMU has received $18 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to continue global observations and research using acoustic and seismic waves to better understand when nuclear tests, large earthquakes and other major events happen. The award for the Seismic-Acoustic Monitoring Program IV is the largest SMU has received for research.

With the award, SMU seismologist Brian Stump and his research team will use a combination of low frequency acoustic waves and seismic waves to help figure out if the occasional burps and shudders that travel through and around the Earth are caused by man-made events like a nuclear explosion test or natural events like earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

Read more at SMU Research.