QuakeFinder 4th Quarter Newsletter 2016

History of Tornado Forecasting, Part 1. This newsletter is a continuation of our series of studies into the history of weather and natural disaster forecasting.  The intent of these studies is to understand the pioneering efforts of those who brought us these capabilities, the often-messy process of discovery, the societal reaction and impacts of forecasting, the resistance of establishment naysayers, and all the setbacks and triumphs along the way.  QuakeFinder seeks to enable an earthquake forecasting system and gathering these lessons [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder Participates At The AGU

QuakeFinder presented the results of our 2016 data analysis at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on December 16th.  QuakeFinder’s poster entitled “An Algorithm Framework for Isolating Anomalous Signals In Electromagnetic Data” received considerable attention from the conference attendees and praise from industry experts.  Members of the QuakeFinder team also attended the Natural Hazards session  where other electromagnetic (EM) precursor research was presented.  The EM community is growing and making [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder Welcomes Laura MacLean!

We are very pleased to announce a new member of the QuakeFinder team. Laura MacLean served as an intern to QuakeFinder this summer and has agreed to join the project full-time. Laura is a recent graduate with a Master of Science Degree in Geophysics from the Seismological Laboratory at UC Berkeley and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from UC San Diego’s School of Earth Science. After beginning her internship in June, Laura was of instant value to QuakeFinder’s research efforts by developing custom visualization software for our t [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Book Review: The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought To See the Future Author: Peter Moore, 2015 Review by: Dan Coughlin, Director, QuakeFinder The subject book provides a detailed history of the emergence of weather forecasting as it advanced in the U.K. and U.S. during the mid 19th century.  The author focuses on a handful of scientists, sailors, inventors, explorers and others that broke with the conventional wisdom and beliefs in meteorology to better understand the content and behavior of the atmosphere and to attemp [...] Continue Reading

Costanoa Lodge – a new QuakeFinder partner

QuakeFinder would like to thank The Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, California for hosting a QF station on the property. This Spring, QuakeFinder’s nearby Ano Nuevo station suffered communication loss due to a local AT&T cell tower deactivation. This remote (and beautiful) coastal area has been challenging in the past to maintain a sufficient cell phone signal strength for our daily data transmission. Costanoa kindly agreed to let QuakeFinder move the Ano Nuevo site to their property. During our installation at the Costanoa Lodge [...] Continue Reading