Data Sonification

Earth Institute LIVE: K-12 Education

In this module, we explore data in the Earth Sciences using interactive Python libraries. This includes visualization and sonification of data relating to earthquakes, plate tectonics, and seismic waves.

Visualizing Earth's Free Oscillations

After a large earthquake, Earth's normal modes vibrate like waves on a guitar string. If the earthquake is large enough, the Earth can 'ring' for days or weeks. This video demonstrates both visually and sonically these free oscillations of the Earth.

Earthquake Sonification

Earthquakes produce seismic waves that are recorded by seismometers. I work with the Seismic Sound Lab at Columbia University to turn these seismic data into sound!