Michael Wysession

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Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University

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Cutting Edge part of Cutting Edge
The On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods through workshops and websites which combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact with colleagues around the world.

Activity

SeisMac Seismogram Modeling part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Use the freely-downloaded "SeisMac" program on a Mac laptop to demonstrated the differences between P, S, Rayleigh and Love waves. SeisMac is a free program that instantly turns a Mac laptop into a 3-component seismograph using the accelerometers built into the laptop. The activity works as a demo for large classes or a hands-on activity for small classes, and involves learning how to shake the laptop in different ways to recreate actual 3-component seismograms.

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Events and Communities

Geophysics Workshop 2007 Participants: Leader

Early Career Workshop 2011 Participants: PI

Visualizing Seismic Waves for Teaching and Research Participants: PI

Understanding the Deep Earth Participants: Presenter

Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012: PI

Interpreting and Teaching with Tomograms: PI

Early Career Workshop 2013: Leader