2012 IRIS Workshop

Recording Earthquakes with the Slinky Seismometer

Kasper van Wijk: Boise State University, Ted Channel: Boise State University, Martin Smith: Blindgoat Geophysical, Chris Knudsen: New England Research Inc.

This is the eighth generation of our Slinky Seismometer. The newly designed interface between the analog sensor and computer (named the NERdaq) is based on open hardware from Arduino. This latest version of the system is capable of recording teleseismic earthquakes of magnitude 6 and greater. The detection threshold of the the Slinky Seismometers for regional events is much lower yet.

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Acknoweldgements: We thank the students of GEOPH201 Seeing the Unseen: An Introduction to Physics of the Earth for their enthusiasm for this project, especially Kara Ferguson and Helena Malone.

Keywords: education, earthquake_seismology, instrumentation

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