AS-1 Seismograph Workshop

                                                                 January 13th & 14th, 2007

                                      California State University, Northridge – Northridge, CA

 

 


Objective(s): Teachers will be able to

·         Set-up, calibrate, operate and troubleshoot their AS-1 seismograph

 

January 13th, 2007: Eucalyptus, Room 2304

7:30                              Meet Vans At Hotel Lobby For Shuttle to CSUN

 

8:00 – 8:15                    Welcome & IRIS Overview and Review of Agenda                       John Taber, IRIS

                                                                                                                                    Gerry Simila, CSUN

8:15 – 8:45                    Introduction Activity                                                                      Lora Bleacher, IRIS

                                    Outcome: Teachers will be able to describe how other

teachers are using their AS-1 in their classrooms.

 

8:45 – 9:30                    Build Your Own Seismograph                                                         John Taber, IRIS

Outcome: Teachers will be able to explain how each part

of a seismograph contributes to the recording of seismic

waves and conduct the activity with their students.

 

9:30 – 9:45                    Morning Break

 

Group A: Citrus (old Science 3) room 3320

9:45 – 10:10                  AmaSeis Basics                                                                                    John Taber, IRIS                                                Outcome: Teachers will be able to install Amaseis, and find

                                    files in the AmaSeis file structure.

 

10:10 – 10:30                Introduction to Station Catalogs                                               Larry Braile, Purdue U.

                                    Outcome: Teachers will be able to keep a station-event log

 

10:30 – 10:50                Where did “OUR” waves come from                                  Lora Bleacher, IRIS

                                                                                                                                    Larry Braile, Purdue U.                                          Outcome: Teachers will be able to import .sac files from the

                                    AS-1 into SeismicWaves and connect the recording to Earth

                                    Structure. 

 

10:55 – 12:00                Setting-up, Troubleshooting & Calibrating Your AS-1                  John Lahr, Institution

                                                                                                Gerry Simila, CSUN

Outcome: Teachers will be confident that their system is      

                                    set up and working correctly, correct problems that might 

                                    arise and will know how to perform a simple calibration of

                                    their system and to adjust the damping of their system        

                                    accordingly 

 

Group B: Eucalyptus, Room 2304

9:45 – 10:50                  Setting-up, Troubleshooting & Calibrating Your AS-1                  John Lahr, USGS

Outcome: Teachers will be confident that their system is      

                                    set up and working correctly, correct problems that might 

                                    arise and will know how to perform a simple calibration of

                                    their system and to adjust the damping of their system        

                                    accordingly 

 

10:55 – 11:20                AmaSeis Basics                                                                                    John Taber, IRIS

                                    Outcome: Teachers will be able to install Amaseis, and find

                                    files in the AmaSeis file structure.

 

11:20 – 11:40                Introduction to Station Catalogs                                               Larry Braile, Purdue U.

                                    Outcome: The teachers will be able to keep a

                                    station-event log

 

11:40 – 12:00                Where did “OUR” waves come from                                  Lora Bleacher, IRIS

                                                                                                                                    Larry Braile, Purdue U.

                                    Outcome: Teachers will be able to import .sac files from the

                                    AS-1 into SeismicWaves and connect the recording to Earth

                                    Structure. 

 

All: Eucalyptus, Room 2304

12:00 – 12:45                Lunch

 

Citrus (old Science 3), Room 3320

“Hurry!  Come quick… WE HAVE RECORDED AN EARTHQUAKE!"

12:45 – 1:45                  Recognizing Patterns In Seismograms                                          Larry Braile, Purdue U.

 

1:45 – 3:15                    Using AS-1 Data to Locate Earthquakes                            John Taber, IRIS

                                    Outcome: Teachers will be able to apply the S minus P method to locate

Earthquakes from AS-1 data.   Including; recognition of P and S

arrivals, use of the AmaSeis travel time tool to determine the S minus

P time, epicenter location on a globe, uploading and downloading

seismograms to SPINET, validating location the against USGS catalog

and verifying the epicenter-to-station distances from latitudes and longitudes. 

 

3:15 – 3:30                    Afternoon Break

 

3:30 – 4:30                    Practice locating Earthquakes                                        Larry Braile, Purdue U.

 

4:30 – 5:00                    Displaying Your Data on the Web                                       John Lahr, USGS          

                                    Outcome: Teachers will be able to install and set-up

                                    SnagIt to display their data on the web.

                                                                       

5:15                              Vans Depart for Hotel

6:15 – 7:15                    Dinner at hotel – details tba

 

7:30 – 8:15                    Evening Talk: Califronia's Faults and Quakes                             Gerry Simila, CSUN

 

January 14th, 2007: Citrus (old Science 3) room 3320

7:30                              Meet Vans At Hotel Lobby For Shuttle to CSUN

 

8:00 – 9:30                    Calculate the Magnitude of An Event w/ AS-1 Data                    Larry Braile, Purdue U.

                                    Outcome: Teachers will be able to determine the magnitude of an event

using AS-1 data and differentiate between magnitude estimates

(mb, MS, mbLg).  Including how to measure amplitude and period of

seismic phases used in magnitude determination, how to use the

Magnitude.  Calculator and how to find magnitude data in online catalogs.

 

9:30 – 9:45                    Morning Break

                                   

9:45 -10:30                    Practice calculating magnitude for events                               Larry Braile, Purdue U.                         

10:30 – 11:30                Developing an Implementation Plan                                             Lora Bleacher, IRIS

                                                                                                            Sheryl Braile, Happy Hollow ES

            Outcome: Teachers will develop a plan to incorporate their AS-1 and

                                    it’s data as a meaningful part of their classroom instruction in the

following year.

                                       

11:30 – 11:40                Reporting Out of Implementation Plans                            Lora Bleacher, IRIS

 

11:40 – 11:50                Evaluation

 

11:50 – 12:00                Wrap-up/Seismographs In Schools Vision                         Lora Bleacher, IRIS