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05/09

For all the geologists out there

The seismometer we’re carrying around with us has be to be single heaviest thing we own, especially given how small it is. It also happens to resemble a small bomb, so we won’t be taking it into Iran.

When we first set off, we naively imagined we’d be doing a reading every night and building up a nice bank of data to give to Paul at the British Geological Survey.

A combination of battery issues, mac issues, pc issues and camping issues,(Shane @RGS you were right!) all self-inflicted, have meant this hasn’t really been the case. Still, here is a small selection of some of graphs we’ve got. Budding geologists, please give us your interpretation!

Seismometer reading in Oxarfjorour, Iceland:

Seismometer reading in Askja, Iceland:

Seismometer reading in Hekla, Iceland:

Seismometer reading in Selfoss, Iceland:

Seismometer reading in Pingvellir, Iceland:

Seismometer reading in Seyoisfjorour, Iceland (I think I pressed the wrong button on this one):

3 Responses to “For all the geologists out there”

Colin on 10/09/2010 at 8:52 am said :

Lol Tasmin, “I think I pushed the wrong button” this is not what the Royal Geological Society want to hear ;)
Anyway I have not studied seismometers yet, therefore, I cannot comment, but good stuff. Hope you’re all well :)

Yann on 10/09/2010 at 2:11 pm said :

It looks strangely nice

paul denton on 13/09/2010 at 11:29 am said :

Its great to see that you have managed to record some data. I think that I will need to look through the data files and play with filters in order to make proper sense of it… hwoever do keep up the good work!

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