Thread: IRIS WEBINAR (THIS WEDNESDAY): Instrumentation for Observational Seismology - Where our squiggles come from, 4/8 at 2 PM Eastern

Started: 2020-04-06 13:58:40
Last activity: 2020-04-06 13:58:40
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Please register for *Instrumentation for Observational Seismology - Where
our squiggles come* *from* on *April 8, 2020 2:00 PM EDT* at:

*Presented by:* Dr. Adam Ringler, U.S. Geological Survey Albuquerque
Seismological Laboratory

*Abstract:* Seismic instrumentation has advanced profoundly in the past 50
years from when seismologists directly made measurements on paper records
of waveforms. Now, a single broadband seismometer the size of a bowling
ball can record a larger range of ground motions than the six sensors, each
the size of a German Shepherd, used in the World Wide Standardized
Seismographic Network in the 1970s. High dynamic range digitizers combined
with the timing and telemetry capabilities of satellites have enabled
seismic data from across the Earth to arrive at your desktop in almost
real-time. Additionally, several software packages have been developed that
allow seismologists to quickly process massive seismological data sets that
would not have been feasible in the days of paper records. Ultimately,
these technologies have enabled rapid characterization of earthquakes and
improved our knowledge of earth structure and surface processes. However,
when using these technologies, we can begin to lose touch with how our data
is produced and how subtle nuances in data collection and processing
algorithms may be impacting our results. In this webinar I will discuss
how modern seismic data gets recorded, some of the current limitations in
broadband seismology, as well as a few “gotchas” that can arise.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar. *PLEASE NOTE:* Registration does not
confirm or guarantee you will have a spot during the webinar, as we are
limited to 500 participants. Please hop on the webinar early for your best
chances to see the webinar live. Remember that all IRIS webinars are
archived for later viewing at

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