USArray Short Course Was a Huge Success

In early August, Indiana University in Bloomington hosted this year’s IRIS-organized short course on USArray data processing. Twenty-eight students from 26 institutions participated in a series of lectures, tutorials, and exercises designed to explore the current state of data processing, analysis, and visualization. Ten instructors delivered presentations that focused on the legacy of data collected by USArray over the last decade, as well as the new opportunities for research created by Large N (station) and Large E (earthquake) datasets.

The course was made possible with funds from 2014-2018 NSF SAGE cooperative agreement between NSF and IRIS and was organized by IRIS staff members Danielle Sumy, Andy Frassetto, and Alex Hutko, who also served as instructors. The other instructors were lead co-organizers Gary Pavlis of Indiana University and Charles Ammon of Penn State University, Mitchell Barklage of NodalSeismic, Mike Brudzinski of Miami University of Ohio, Wenjie Lei of Princeton University, Tobias Megies of Munich University, and Emily Wolin of Northwestern University. Content from the course, including presentations and exercise materials, is available on the short course website.

Considerable advanced planning and logistics were required to execute the week-long short course that was held August 3-7. IRIS would like to recognize the assistance of Indiana University Meeting Services, especially Robert Ping and Craig Stewart, and Indiana Universitly Information Technology support provided by Jason Tratta and Robert Whitt, for helping to make the short course a resounding success.

Left photo above (from left to right): USArray Short Course Instructors Emily Wolin, Tobias Megies,
Gary Pavlis and Chuck Ammon.