I have now worked at the DMC for nearly 4 years and no longer feel like the new guy. As the USArray Lead Data Control Analyst at the DMC I am involved in most data management issues regarding USArray data and data we receive from the other EarthScope components. In addition to data flow, procurement and access issues I am particularly focused on quality assurance of USArray data and am lucky to work with a small team of talented folks.
Recently I returned from a vacation in Nepal where my father, 2 friends and I spent nearly 3 weeks trekking in the Everest region. The accompanying photo is of me with my father at the top of Kala Pattar, the highest point of our trek at an altitude of 5550 meters/18200 feet, with mount Ama Dablam in the background. From this point you look down on Everest Base Camp on the glacier below.
by Chad Trabant (IRIS DMC)