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Expedition Earthscope

This film captures the excitement of the early stages of an historic expedition, EarthScope, and in the process tells the dramatic geologic story of the North American continent.

EarthScope is an ongoing exploration, funded by the National Science Foundation and undertaken by a diverse group of scientists, students, and volunteers who employ the most advanced earth exploration techniques to answer persistent geologic questions about the structure and evolution of the continent, and the physical processes controlling its earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Interspersed with scenes of scientists beginning new Earthscope experiments is archival footage of important past experiments, as well as dramatic scenes of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landscapes filmed throughout the US. The film's liberal use of 3D animations helps explain the geologic story and the techniques employed by EarthScope scientists.