Just mark anything…

Halfway through my thesis, this may be one of my biggest fears: (comic by cyanide&happiness)

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To what accuracy and precision do we know the volume of the Earth?

Satellites such as GOCE and GRACE measure the geoid with unprecedented accuracy. Altimeters can determine local surface elevation with millimetre-precision. This makes me wonder: to what precision and accuracy can we measure (or […]

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Lifesavers – Two tools in my daily worklife

Today I’d like to share two tools that I have found indespensible in the course of my studies. Ironically, these have nothing to do with geophysics or seismic at all. But they’re out […]

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Sometimes I wish this worked.

via George Takei Working with seismic data packages can be quite a hassle. The User Interface is stuck somewhere beyond the 80s’ and you wonder where you’re supposed to supply the punchcard. Has […]

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Lying with statistics.

You can see it quite often today, that an essential part of an axis is missing. I usually think highly critical of not showing your entire plot. Finally someone has made the appropriate […]

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Disney Princesses (as) rock!

You know the Disney princesses. You have seen them reimagined as guys, as pregnant, across different ethnicities and bearded. Now finally geologists get their fair share of Disney reimagination as well. (Yes even […]

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Promax 2D Multiple Reduction

I am at a point, I could use some help with the program Promax 2D from Landmark Corp. I have posted in a LinkedIn group and this way I hope I may get […]

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Dante’s Peak investigated

Dante’s Peak, one of those disaster movies that you either love or hate. Pierce Brosnan saves a dog from Old Smokey tantrum. In the role of a volcanologist we get quite a bit […]

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Fly over Bardabunga

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Gravity explained – no rubber sheet

I’ve always been suspicious of the rubber sheet explanation for gravity. It was tautological, explaining gravity through gravity. Just didn’t make a lot of sense. Now this explanation actually does:

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