Here I am, starting my last week of the internship. It is amazing how fast time flew! I learned so much in these past 10 weeks and have had so many amazing experiences. I still have a lot of work to do though!
I submitted my AGU abstract last Thursday! It is nice to have that off my shoulders. I am so excited to go present my research and see all the amazing work other scientists are doing! Now I can just buckle down and focus on the remaining week of my research.
I am still working away at my data set so that I can have some more results. I will have to keep working on this next semester when I get some free time. I really do not mind though because I want to keep looking at the earthquake swarms and trying to figure out what is going on! This week I think I am going to try and get an old Matlab program, that another grad student wrote, running. This program is designed to create an envelope over the T-phases and then the different envelopes from different stations for one event are cross correlated. I am going to use this method to locate the swarms. Hopefully I can get the program working so then I can use it once I get home to locate each earthquake in the August and October swarm.
Last weekend I went to Mount St. Helens! It was incredible! It is strange finally going somewhere you have wanted to go your entire life! In school we always talk about Mt. St. Helens so it was great to actually get to go see it! Unfortunately all the climbing permits were sold out so we did not get to climb to the top of it. We did go on some amazing hikes though! My favorite one was across the ridge where the Johnston Ridge Observatory is. We hiked along the ridge until we could see Mt. Rainer off in the distance and Spirit Lake was down below us. It is amazing how many dead logs are still int he blast zone! It was very interesting to see how nature was bouncing back. There were so many wild flowers growing on the hills. It was a beautiful time of year to visit! I will definitely have to go back one day to climb it.
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