Watching the world ripple with an earthquake seismologist in Alaska

Kasey Aderhold is an earthquake seismologist with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), a NSF-backed group that helps conduct and coordinate major seismology projects. They’e currently finishing a major project in which they put seismic sensors all over the United States. Their goal is to better understand earthquakes. 

Although she’s based in D.C., Kasey often travels to her home state of Alaska to help set up, monitor, and maintain seismic sensors across the remote Alaskan wilderness.

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