Group 2 - Seismology http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#discussion (Using Glenn's idea ... http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6840 Anna Courtier 1266609840 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6840 Seems like there is ... http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6842 Anna Courtier 1266609960 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6842 <br /> Hi Anna, ... http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6880 Hi Anna,

Could you explain the Sudoku bit some? I'm having a hard time visualizing it, but it sounds cool. ]]>
Catherine Cooper 1266716460 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6880
It's not actually ... http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6966
When I tried this before, I gave students the numbers 1, 5 ("avg"), and 8 blindly, then told them to get together and tell me the sums of the "rows" and "columns" of desks in the room. I was able to figure out where the 1's and 8's were based on the sums, and could map out the anomalies similar to the way (really basic) tomography would work. Depending on the group, you may get close to the right answer but in slightly the wrong location, or you might come up with a couple of possibilities but no unique solution.

I'm not exactly sure how this would work on a larger scale, but thought putting the idea out there might spur other ideas/strategies. I like it because it's a hands-on approach that might give students some insight before setting them up with a USArray style tomography exercise. I'm happy to work with others to try to develop this a bit further if people are interested (or feel free to run with it on your own if you have ideas on how it could be set up!). ]]>
Anna Courtier 1266808860 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6966
PS- We can follow ... http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6968 Anna Courtier 1266808920 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post6968 Keith Sverdrup and ... http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post7005
We are developing it in three pieces, which can be used together or separately. The first level is like the quick in-class activity I used Friday. The second level incorporates the fact that the UW-Milwaukee seismograph is 5.8 km north of the Hoan Bridge, so the record did not result from a simple down-and-back straight-line geometry. The third level may have the students work with the digital data.

My goal is to get the first level done for Wednesday morning, and to start on the second level. Keith has to track down the digital file for the event, so the third level will be something that we develop in the coming weeks.
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Vince Cronin 1266859020 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post7005
Two other items I ... http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post7006
[1] A revision of my "compute the travel times assuming Earth is the same density throughout" homework sheet ( http://bearspace.baylor.edu/Vince_Cronin/www/EarthInterior/EarthIntHomework1.pdf )

[2] A "How do the predicted travel times compare with the observed travel times" project that would give students an experience using data from seismic data repositories like the IRIS DMC. This could complement a seismic tomography project by potentially having students find anomalies (i.e., differences between predicted and actual arrival times) in the data from a single earthquake.

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Vince Cronin 1266859500 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post7006
<br /> Hi Seismo ... http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post7321 Hi Seismo Group,

I can't do the call-in tomorrow - have class...but I'll keep on chugging along on my activity]]>
Catherine Cooper 1267055940 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/deepearth10/discussions/group_2_seismol.html#post7321