Seismology: Feeling the Earth Move Under Our Feet
This lecture features an introduction to seismology, including how seismic waves travel through the Earth, how waves are detected and recorded by seismographs and how recordings are used to locate earthquakes. Experience a seismic recording of a large earthquake and hands-on demonstrations of types of seismic waves and how seismometers work.
Dr. Bob Hutt is a retired United States Geological Survey scientist emeritus. Dr. Hutt’s research interests include seismometer testing and noise reduction, digital signal processing and detection among others. Dr. Hutt previously worked as a developmental geophysicist and as Scientist-in-Charge for 17 years at the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, a station operator for the seismograph and geomagnetic station at the South Pole in Antarctica and more.