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December 9, 2013

AGU 2013: Earth Science-palooza

After braving excruciating cold, ice-bound airports, and snow-covered mountain passes to get here, some 21,000 Earth Scientists have descended on San Francisco for the annual AGU Fall Meeting. They’ll all be happy to know that the National Weather Service calls for freezing temperatures in all areas except San Francisco tonight. So everyone from Back East can still pretend they’re having a balmy California vacation while we locals wrap our heads …


June 23, 2011

The UC Davis KeckCAVES and earthquake studies

I am privileged to be able to conduct much of my research using an immersive 3D data visualization facility housed by UC Davis. I link there to a clip of the Holodeck from Star Trek because that’s pretty much what this facility is, and I’ve got videos of it below. The future is here; see for yourself. The KeckCAVES (Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences, or “the Cave” as we …