Feb 13, 2014 — One of the features of a hard winter can be loud spooky booming noises. These may be cryoseisms or "icequakes," caused when masses of ice expand and contract until they reach a breaking point. The sound signals the release of large amounts of energy.
Lake ice can also make alarming noises; some expert skaters can accurately estimate the thickness of the ice from the pitch of the noise. Ice expansion within trees and within homes can also add to winter jitters. Martha Foley and Curt Stager listen to the winter. Go to full article
A degassing jet now helps keep Lake Nyos in Cameroon from exploding again. Photo: Degassing Nyos
Paul Smiths, NY, Aug 08, 2013 — When local legend in Africa spoke of an exploding lake, western researchers scoffed. They were wrong--Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about the exploding lake, Lake Nyos. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2004 — The average ocean wave travels about 35 mph, but waves created by earthquake can travel as fast as 400 mph across open ocean, and only show on the surface when the water shallows. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about making waves. Go to full article
Jan 22, 2004 — While we don't have as many different names for waves as eskimos have for snow, there are different kinds. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about how waves form in water, and what effects they can have. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2003 — Dr. Curt Stager discusses the practice of using a divining rod to find water. Some people seem to be able to do it. So, is it for real, or just an old wives tale? The answer may lie somewhere in between. Go to full article