THE QUICK AND THE DONE

Neil did a bit of Matlab magic and plotted out some of the data in various formats as a backup to the data that we were seeing displayed in real-time. Just because what shows up on the display looks good doesn't mean what's written to the disk is any good. The paper plots drew small crowds uttering "ooos" and "aaahs" for a while.

When the geophones were finished being marched across the site, and all of the shot locations had been thumped, Greg and Joe Fogler set up a small experiment, below, to record the signals generated by several types of geophones in response to hammer blows on the ground. This was done so direct comparisons between the different sensor types could be made.

Before I knew it the project was over. In all it took four days to collect the data. My license to spy (my pass to get on to the Air Force base) ended on the fourth day, so I wasn't able to help get everything picked up and packed for transport back to PASSCAL. I'm sure something awful will happen to me on the next project to make up for getting out of that part of this job. I had a good time, and it looked like we got some really good data. In addition, no one had to be shot, which is always a plus.

A sunset behind Ladron Peak while on the way home from Albuquerque.

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2014-07-20