Part 2 of 2: A Deep Dive into Earthquake Sonification with Python (Grades 10-12)

May 20, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Description: Humans have a keen ability to detect patterns from sounds. In this follow-up session, Josh will introduce you to the world of data sonification — transforming data into sound — and how scientists use it to understand the natural world around us.

*Previous familiarity with Python or another programming language is helpful but not required.

Presenter: Joshua Russell, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Target audience: Grades 10-12


1. Josh's Website - Visit Josh's website to play around with the code he created on that was shared during the presentation.

2. Seismic Sound Lab - Learn more about the Seismic Sound Lab at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

3. Motion Visualization - Watch real-time ground motion visualization videos on the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) website.

4. Watch How Seismic Waves Travel - Explore the USArray Wave Visualizations and watch seismic waves travel away from an earthquake.

5. Seismic Monitoring Stations - Find a seismic monitoring station near you!

6. Earthquakes Around the World - Look into earthquakes around the world with the IRIS Earthquake Browser.

7. Global CMT Page - Comb through this catalog of earthquake and seismic data run by scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

8. USGS - See the most recent earthquakes in the country through the United States Geological Survey's earthquake portal run by the Earthquake Hazards Program.