Media Advisory: Earthquake Expert Dr. Michael Wysession Available to Comment on Natural Disaster in Japan

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Award-Winning Author and Expert on Earth's Inner Structure Explains Earthquakes and Tsunami in Layman's Terms

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Dr. Michael Wysession, a renowned authority on earthquake's seismic tomography, is available for media interviews as an expert commentator on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

A co-author of Pearson's digital "Interactive Science" program for middle grades and more than 50 other scientific publications, Wysession was awarded the prestigious Packard Foundation Fellowship and Presidential Faculty Fellowship for his research in geophysics. He is an expert on earth's inner structure and has mapped various regions of the earth using seismic tomography. Internationally known for his work in geoscience education and outreach, Wysession is an associate professor in Earth and Planetary Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

He can comment on topics such as:

  • Why and when earthquakes result in tsunamis
  • The global impact of the natural disaster in Japan from geosciences perspective
  • Why tsunami resulting from the Japanese earthquake followed the path it did around the world
  • The likelihood of an earthquake-tsunami disaster like this occurring in the United States/California.

To arrange an interview with Dr. Wysession, contact:

Kate Miller, Pearson, 800-745-8489, 201-232-8956 (mobile), kate.miller(at)pearson(dot)com

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049 or 312-953-8085 (mobile), lwolfe(at)lwolfe(dot)com


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