Determining Earth’s Layered Interior—Tutorial 3/8

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Part 3/8 Interpreting Seismic Data
In this video we introduce a record section, or a plot of multiple seismograms from the same earthquake. Using a record section from a recent earthquake we demonstrate how to pick the first seismic arrivals on the seismograms. 

Tutorial to accompany the Lesson, "Determining and Measuring Earth's Layered Interior"

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Students work first in small groups, and then as a whole class to compare predicted seismic wave travel times, generated by students from a scaled Earth model, to observed seismic data from a recent earthquakes. This activity uses models, real data and emphasizes the process of science.

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