Phantastic Physics!

Guns and physics mix pretty well. While I don’t want to advocate gun use! Nevertheless, they’re still a marvelous example when it comes to trajectories and the like. So two weeks ago the […]

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Recording a seismic wave – What’s new?

Streamers are an essential part in the marine seismic experiment. When I first came into geophysics, I learned that streamers are fluid-filled hoses with pressure probes. This might be right in the case […]

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How punch cards helped me get to know my data – EBCDIC

Today I learned something interesting. Old habits die hard and seismics is a pretty old business. There are a couple of standards for storing seismic data in file formats. One of them is […]

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Know your scale – Why wavelengths are so important

So you thought there is just one “seismics”? In general, we might say that the seismics experiment is watching mechanical waves travel through Earth and then apply science on it to get an […]

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Seismics Introduction

We send sound into the ground and listen what comes back to the surface. There are a lot of sources we can use to make this sound. A very basic but effective approach […]

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Beasties of fur and of feather

Our world long ago with lands joined together when first appeared beasties of fur and of feather. Artistic view on the life in the Triassic period by Richard Morden. Get it here! (All […]

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Dangerous cargo and magnetic prospection

This week a boat in Hamburg was carrying dangerous cargo. It was an unexploded grenade that had been found on a building site. Now it might seem weird that this kind of cargo […]

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Happy New Year! – On gravitational attraction

A new year starts and suddenly a lot of people are concerned about their gravitational attraction to the Earth. In January new subscriptions to the gym spike compared to every other month. Weight […]

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The Apocalypse – a Geoscientific View

Today is a fun day. Some New Age guys decided that an ending calendar of an ancient culture can only have one meaning: The world is going to end. Homer Simpson on the […]

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A Global Lithological Map

It’s colorful, it’s huge and it’s a hundred times more detailed than its predecessors. <span class=”removed_link” title=”http://www.vis.klimacampus.de/2270.html&L=1″>http://www.vis.klimacampus.de/2270.html?&L=1</span> It’s a new lithological map of the worldHartmann, J., & Moosdorf, N. (2012). The new global […]

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