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  • Geologic imaging technique measures strength of Earth’s outer shell

    Illinois geology professor Lijun Liu is the lead author of a study outlining a method of calculating strength and finding weak points in Earth’s outer shell, which could help geologists understand and ultimately predict earthquakes and volcanic activity.

    Illinois geology professor Lijun Liu is the lead author of a study outlining a method of calculating strength and finding weak points in Earth’s outer shell, which could help geologists understand and ultimately predict earthquakes and volcanic activity.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Lijun Liu, call (217) 300-0378; email: ljliu@illinois.edu.

    The paper “High–Resolution Lithosphere Viscosity and Dynamics Revealed by Magnetotelluric Imaging” is available from scipak@aaas.org. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6542