Miles vs Kilometer – Easy conversion with Fibonacci

Measurements are important. Even the little one’s want to know how much they grew in the past month. It’s a frame of reference. However, especially in geophysics we have not agreed on the same frame of reference. When you look at your data, you better make sure if it’s meters or feet or miles. It’s […]

Gain traction in the Geoscience community

The internet is a wonderful place. I am one of the lucky people who does not have to wait for weeks to get a hold of a paper I might need for my thesis. As a scientist this international network has become indispensible. Not just for retrieving papers, but also the review process and colaboration. […]

Do you know your seismic velocity?

In seismic data analysis a lot of work goes towards getting a good velocity model of the subsurface. We talk about the seismic velocity. However, this may lead to some serious misconceptions. One step in seismic processing is velocity analysis. We pick the velocity that adjusts our data for the best value. Usually this is […]

Keep your software up to date

Do you have to use Java from time to time? I do and I hate the Java software. Basically, every time I start my computer it asks to update some very important security issue. It is a security leak and not keeping it updated will not do me any favors. Of course you have to […]

A tale of uncommon valor – Gamify your habits!

Our hero Far away he heard the dragon roar. Eerie lights illuminated the dark room. The moon mixing in to the play of gloom and the soft light of the magic candles he had connected to spellcaster to greet him in the morrow. Time to begin a heroes work. There he was. His steady steed […]

Fourier and Space – The FX Domain

Geophysics can get a little fancy. You have probably heard the geophysicists tend to hang around some mathematicians. When it comes to the topic of math most of my friends like to state: “I was good at math until they started mixing in the alphabet!” I hear ya. Complex numbers and pi and variables are […]

52 things you should know about geology

How about a great book to read? People like to read in the most diverse situations. On the train, on a plane, when you take a couple of minutes off, or if you don’t have a working internet connection like me (it’s been over a month… I’m going crazy!). So finally I had the time […]

Feminine field work.

It doesn’t matter how you dress! Or does it? So I’m a white middle-class guy, which makes me pretty privileged as it is. Please feel free to check yourself on the Male Privilige Checklist. And I have had a lot of learning to do when it comes to sexism and feminism (and I still do). […]

Under Pressure – Multi-component seismic acquisition

Imaging the subsurface has become more and more complex. If we want to get a state-of-the-art image we might consider a slanted multi-component streamer acquisition and process it with a full waveform inversion to finish it off with a nice pre-stack Gaussian beam migration. Yeah… Even as a geophysics master student this is some tough […]