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IDEAS Fellows Contribute to New Seismology Citizen Science Project

“Seismology has a Big Data problem. Northwestern University seismologists think everyday citizens are the solution.

This winter, a Northwestern team of students and faculty launched “Earthquake Detective,” an interactive project that solicits help from volunteers to sort through swaths of data from the world’s tens of thousands of seismograms. By sorting and classifying earthquakes, tremors and steady background noise recorded within particularly interesting time windows, volunteers can help researchers better understand seismic events and the conditions under which they occur.”

Read the full Northwestern News story, “Are you an ‘Earthquake Detective’?” by Amanda Morris.


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