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✦ Float plane support of field work is essential in the barrens of the NWT, Canada. Graham Pearson (right) and Jesse Reimink (left) unloading supplies from a DeHavilland Twin Otter aircraft. (photo: Steven Shirey)

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DTM Webpage

The webpage of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) can be viewed here.

Nov 2018 -- DTM departmental newsletter

See the latest DTM departmental newsletter here.

See the letter from Director Rick Carlson here.

2018 in Review

Highlights of the year 2018 at DTM is reviewed on the departmental web page.

DTM Press Releases

Click here for the latest DTM press releases and an archive of older press releases.

✦ Seismometer trace of the November 30, 2017 Dover earthquake. (courtesy IRIS and Lara Wagner)

Dover Delaware Earthquake of 11/30/17

On the 30th of November, the east coast of the United States suffered a rare earthquake of Richter magnitude 4.1 with an epicenter near Dover, Delaware. DTM seismologists, led by Lara Wagner, raced to get a portable seismic network up and running to record aftershocks in order to eventually learn the cause of the earthquake. Read about it here. To look at earthquake on the USGS website , go here.

✦ Field work in the Wawa area, Ontario Canada in 2011. (photo: Clayton Shirey)

Steve's Activities (archival)

Outside activities of Steve Shirey as reported in past Department of Terrestrial Magnetism monthly newsletters can be found here.

✦ This image of Steve was taken August 17, 2015 at Little Bow Resort, AB, Canada. Photo by Elfie Hall. (from Wikipedia)

Meet 'STEVE'


Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement

It's not every day that one hears about the discovery of an atmospheric phenomenon that has your name!

The atmospheric phenomenon known as STEVE was discovered in 2017 by amateur Aurora watchers in Alberta, Canada. Read about it here.