Shaking up Earth Science: Visual and Auditory Representations of Earthquake Interactions

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Title: Shaking up Earth Science: Visual and Auditory Representations of Earthquake Interactions
Author: Aiken, Chastity ; Simpson, David ; Kilb, Debi ; Shelly, David ; Peng, Zhigang ; Michael, Andy ; Enescu, Bogdan
Abstract: One earthquake can influence subsequent earthquakes. To demonstrate such earthquake interactions, seismologists have used in the past "snapshot" static images. Although statis images can, by themselves, convey basic visual information about the spatial distribution of earthquakes, adding auditory information could help to provide additional details on the temporal evolution of the earthquake sequences. Recently we have used standard tools like MATLAB and Quick Time Pro to produce animations with time-compressed sounds to demonstrate both immediate aftershocks and remotely triggered tremors related to the 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki, Japan, earthquake. Here we show our development in this direction that includes multiple parameters of earthquakes and seismic waves to present the concept of earthquake triggering.
Description: Presented at the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012) on June 18-21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Reprinted by permission of the International Community for Auditory Display, http://www.icad.org.
Type: Proceedings
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/44393
ISSN: 2168-5126
Citation: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display, Atlanta, GA, USA, 18-21 June 2012. Ed. Michael A. Nees, Bruce N. Walker, Jason Freeman. The International Community for Auditory Display, 2012. 250-251.
Date: 2012-06
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
IRIS Consortium
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Geological Survey (U.S.)
National Research Institute of Earth Science and Disaster Prevention. Earthquake Research Dept.
Relation: ICAD2012. Extended abstracts
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Earthquakes
Static images
Audification of seismic data

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