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This is what I want

This is what I want

Hi Everyone, I just came back from the IRIS instrumentation workshop- A meeting between the users and makers of geophysical instrumentation. I was impressed by two of the presentations. One left a positive impression and one was a negative impression. The negative one first. It was a […]

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What’s Inside Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory

What's Inside Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory

Hi Everyone, This is the next in the series of “What’s Inside“. I just got back from the IRIS bi-annual instrumentation meeting and at the end of the conference we got a tour of the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory. Probably the best if not only seismic instrumentation testing […]

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Seismic Cartoons by Steve McNutt

Seismic Cartoons by Steve McNutt

Hi all: Steve McNutt, my academic adviser while studying seismology at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, is a Guru in the volcano seismo-acoustic world. Early on in his career, Steve found an outlet for creativity in cartooning. I commonly use Steve’s cartoons in my courses when […]

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Meta-Data QC – Those Dreaded Response Files!

Meta-Data QC - Those Dreaded Response Files!

As promised, I’m now returning to the subject of data QC issues, but will be addressing those types less esoteric in nature.  That is, those data issues that occur and are relevant in our every day lives, as opposed to the people living on the moon! In […]

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Shake Table Art

Shake Table Art

I know, 2 posts in one day…not common. But I had to share this. Richard emailed it to me today before stepping out of the office. So I am passing it along: For a description and a link to the original blog posting: Sand and Sound Waves: […]

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Response File Stress Syndrome

Response File Stress Syndrome

Hi all: Instrument response files are the bane of our existence. Navigating through the sea of file formats and programs that exist to manipulate instrument response files can be…unpleasant. And maintaining instrument response information across multiple automated or manual processing systems like Earlybird, Earthworm, Seisan, SeisComP, etc. […]

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Tandem bikes

Tandem bikes

In my last blog I mentioned that I was in the bike business in my former life. I retired from R+E Cyces, still home of Rodriguez Bicycles in the early nineties. R+E Cycles just had it 40th birthday in March and I was there for the party. […]

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